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  • Strumming into a new hobby

    Airmen have a variety of ways to come together, step away from work and destress. One such way is the weekly guitar class Airman 1st Class Colton Harris, 39th Communications Squadron client systems technician hosts as a way to share his passion for music with others. The free class is available for individuals with all levels of experience and is
  • Pedal to the metal

    Airmen at Incirlik Air Base formed a bike group that rides around the installation every Saturday and extend the invitation to the entire base.
  • A place to find yourself

    I am sure lots of you are thinking that I am crazy as I say this assignment is an opportunity for you. Yes, I know you are far away from your family and friends; this can be really hard and sometimes it feels impossible, but please know you are here for your mission and we are really appreciative of your service and the sacrifices you make for us. Thanks to each and every one of you though, our families, kids and friends are safe.
  • Ramadan holiday in Türkiye

    Ramazan Bayramı, or Şeker Bayramı, is the three-day religious holiday that follows the end of the holy month of Ramadan, a month of fasting. The Ramazan Holiday or Sugar Holiday, which starts June 4 and ends June 6 this year, marks the end of Ramadan and is one of the two great religious holidays of Islam.
  • Incirlik Airmen participate in Memorial Day Ruck March

    Incirlik Airmen participated in a Memorial Day Ruck March May 27, 2019, at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. The march was approximately nine-miles long and served as a way for Airmen to come together and pay respect to fallen service members. Memorial Day was first created by Congress as Decoration Day, because it was set aside as a time for families to decorate the graves of their fallen family members. The day was repurposed after World War I as a day to remember the fallen service members of all wars fought by the United States.
  • ATSO Rodeo: Airmen test combat capabilities

    Airmen from the 39th Civil Engineer Squadron hosted an Ability to Survive and Operate training to reinforce Airmen’s ability to utilize their Mission Oriented Protective Posture gear in a potential chemical environment, demonstrate proper usage of M9 tape and familiarize Airmen on unexploded ordnances.
  • A decade in waiting: Incirlik Airmen visit Adana school

    Surrounded by textured colorful walls, classical piano riffs signaling the class bell and the chatter of middle schoolers, eight Incirlik Airmen made their way across campus. Understanding that having a presence in the community is an essential aspect to nurturing alliances, Airmen spent a day with more than 1,000 students and faculty during a local school visit May 9, 2019, in Adana, Turkey. During the visit, they discussed their jobs and role in the Air Force, STEM opportunities and American culture.
  • Titan Medic Games sharpens SABC skills

    A team of four struggles to crawl forward, clawing nails through sand, with one hand weighed down by a litter covered in sandbags. While the sun continued to beam down on them, the shouts of their comrades echoed to guide them through a minefield. Inch by inch, they pushed under several white strings until they cleared the final string. As they arose from the ground still covered in sand, a cloud of dust followed the team during their final dash to transport their litter to an ambulance. A loud roar of cheering erupted as the team completed their final challenge of the Titan Medic Games.
  • Saving energy, saves money

    The month of May is recognized as Incirlik local Energy Action Month to remind energy and water conservation to you. Each of you has an important part to play in conserving energy. Incirlik AB needs to meet the Department of Energy consumption reduction goals. Reduction of energy and water consumption throughout the Department of Defense was officially mandated by the U.S. Federal Law. The Presidential Executive Order 13693, “Planning for Federal Sustainability in the Next Decade” mandates that energy consumption must be reduced 25 percent by 2025 (baseline year 2015, 2.5% reduction per year) and water consumption must be reduced 36 percent by 2025 (baseline year 2007, 2% reduction per year).
  • A squadron stacked with love

    The first 15 minutes of our time in Izmir was a blur. Our host nation advisor eagerly walked, or should we say sprinted, us through the city trying to share everything his home had to offer. As we took a sharp left down another colorful market-filled street bustling with women and men conducting business, running errands and gathering for lunch, children lined a three-storied balcony cheering boisterously to something starting in the courtyard. As we slowed our roll, our HNA looked at us inquisitively, as if to say, isn’t this normal? In that moment though, the roaring hustle of the city seemed to pause with us as we waited to see what could possibly have everyone’s admiration and attention – a potato sack race of all things.
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