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  • 'Lik' to welcome 18 to the rank of captain

    Eighteen members of team Incirlik got the news Jan. 3 that they will be promoted to captain this year."Force shaping was a big hurdle for the 2002-2003 year groups, so being retained was as good of news as being selected for promotion to captain," said 1st Lt. Rose Richeson, 39th Air Base Wing Public Affairs deputy chief.The entire list of
  • Incirlik serves as recon hub

    Following the termination of the USAF meteorological balloon launching activity in 1955, the base commander was notified that another tenant unit, Detachment 10-10, would soon arrive (click here for the rest of the 1951-1955 Incirlik article) . After the first five years, Adana Air Base was still undergoing a flurry of construction. Without a
  • USAFE observes National Day of Mourning January 2

    President Bush has issued Executive Order 11582 directing the closure of all Federal government executive departments and agencies Jan. 2, as a mark of respect for the passing of former President Gerald R. Ford. "As a team we will mourn the loss of President Ford. He was a great American," said Col. "Tip" Stinnette, 39th Air Base Wing commander.
  • Golf loop gets cleaned during wing run

    It was still dark outside when many Team Incirlik members arrived at Building 310 for the monthly wing run on the morning of Dec. 29. A sea of black beanies and cold breath were all that could be seen as the crowd of runners prepped for the wing's monthly trek across the lands of Incirlik. With Col. "Tip" Stinnette, 39th Air Base Wing commander,
  • Showstoppers stop the show

    Cats ... Evita ... Grease ... Chicago ... all Broadway musicals that were featured Dec. 28 during the Showstoppers production of A Trip Through Broadway. The show took more than 340 audience members through 11 different shows all put together by Showstoppers, a theatre troupe, headed by Samantha Blanchette, director, choreographer, dancer and
  • Safety paramount world-wide

    Explosive site plans, weapons programs, hazardous cargo operations and munitions inspections sound like the job make up of explosive ordnance disposal technicians, security forces or munitions personnel. Safety experts are not always credited with the successes of these programs; however, they play a key role in securing the safety of all military
  • Big losers hit Incirlik

    It's never good to be called a loser but the Incirlik Health and Wellness Center is making the biggest losers winners. Beginning Jan. 7, the HAWC will be sponsoring the Incirlik Biggest Loser competition for the second year. "The idea behind the Biggest Loser competition is to get base members motivated to lose weight in a healthy way," said Staff
  • The Misadventures of Airman Snuffy McDufflebag

    Can you believe it is about to be 2007. Wow in 2007 my wife and I will celebrate 10 years of marriage, my oldest child turns eight, despite their struggles my Dallas Cowboys have a chance to go to the Super Bowl, I find out where (or if) I am PCSing (or not) and I go on my fifth remote assignment. Yea! For most of us this week is when we announce
  • Making your way through Incirlik Now

    The Tip of the Sword has gotten a facelift and now the Incirlik community gets news at their finger tips. At first glance the Incirlik Now Web site can seem a bit busy and overwhelming, but with this simple guide seeing "Our News, Our Stories, Today" is as easy as clicking a button. Since the Web site is a public site, this guide can assist your
  • CAOC Six, TuAF work side-by-side

    U.S. Forces work side-by-side with counterparts from around the world performing missions vital to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. This is especially true at the Combined Air Operations Center Six, which is located in Eskisehir, Turkey. CAOC Six is a subordinate Command and Control Center of NATO's Allied Air Forces Southern Europe. It