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  • Prayer times

    Question: I have been hearing the "call to prayer at odd hours of the day, like 4:30 a.m. and 10 p.m., why those times? What is the frequency and are there times in which it is more likely to be heard? Response: According to Islam, Moslems should pray five times a day; morning, noon, after noon, evening and night prayers. The time of the prayers is
  • Call to prayer

    Question: I hear chanting coming from the loudspeakers on the towers of mosques. What are they saying? Also, after hearing it so many times, I almost memorized its tune. But from time to time, a different tune is chanted and a normal speech is made afterwards. What is said then? Response: The chanting from the loudspeakers on mosque towers, called
  • Hard to leave home: One families journey to Incirlik

    As a humanitarian, Daniela Dsouza made one of the hardest decisions of her life when she boarded a U.S. Naval ship to leave her  home in grief-stricken Lebanon. "It was a very hard decision for me to leave," said Mrs. Dsouza. "This is a time when I feel I'm really needed in Beruit. These people have no homes, no food and no water. I felt like I was
  • Patriot Village houses American citizens from Lebanon

    Incirlik Air Base has proved to be up to the challenge of building a temporary home for hundreds of displaced American citizens fleeing a bombed Lebanon. "It's been a 48-hour around the clock process of preparing this area for the (American Citizen's leaving Lebanon)," said Christopher Skully, 39th Services Squadron community support flight chief.
  • Onward bound: Visitors from Lebanon leave after voyage

    Airmen at the 728th Air Mobility Squadron passenger terminal are used to large crowds of people waiting to board an aircraft. They are used to endless piles of paperwork, luggage details and sometimes irritable customers. Those are the things they are used to, but they live for events like those that happened today. They began the process of
  • Base welcomes American citizens from Lebanon

    The scene inside of the processing center at 3:15 a.m. July 21 looked like a deployment processing line. Except these weren't military members waiting to go downrange they were the first American citizens who departed Lebanon processing into Incirlik Air Base. Twenty-nine tired men, women and children processed through the base after a long boat
  • Help prevent theft, secure your bike

    Most thieves are amateurs looking for an easy target. They're looking for areas which present the least risk of detection, the greatest opportunity for easy gain and the maximum potential for escape. Unfortunately, a thief doesn't need to look around very long to discover "Welcome Thief" signs unwittingly left around the base.It is even more
  • Robbery provokes identity theft measures

    Documents containing personal information were stolen from the home of a Department of Veterans Affairs employee in May, representing the largest unauthorized release of social security numbers in United States history.The electronic data files contained the names, birth dates and social security numbers of about 26.5 million service members and
  • Khobar Towers changed Air Force focus on force protection

    It was around 10 p.m. on June 25, 1996, when Staff Sgt. Alfredo Guerrero went to check the security post on the rooftop of an eight-story Khobar Towers apartment building at Dhahran Air Base, Saudi Arabia. He asked the sentry on watch if everything was OK. Below them, residents in the rooms were settling in for the night. Most were with the 4404th
  • AF SDC approaches USAFE network users

    U.S. Air Forces in Europe is charging forward with the Air Force initiative to standardize all Windows-based computers by Dec. 31. This change will provide every USAFE network user with a standard PC configuration and enhance network security.Desktop standardization is not new to USAFE users — USAFE implemented the Standard Integrated Desktop more