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  • PT: A way of life at the 'Lik'

    Monday, Wednesday and Friday, for many people here those three days remind Team Incirlik of one thing ... physical training. Whether you are working out at the gym or running at Arkadas Park, getting physically fit is a way of life at Incirlik and for good reason. No longer is the purpose of working out to pass a test, but to be in shape. Gen. John
  • See you at the Crossroads: Café to reopen

    Forty-five dedicated volunteers gave up their morning Aug. 5 to get Crossroads Café ready for its reopening Saturday at 6 p.m. Tables where set up, new supplies, equipment and appliances installed, games stocked in cabinets, and flat screen TVs measured for walls, as the brightly decorated facility hummed with excitement. Chapel staff members, as
  • Safety vital component for EOD techs

    When thinking of safety in the workplace, hearing protection, goggles and latex gloves may come to mind. Sure, these are acceptable safety precautions for crew chiefs, maintenance back shop workers and even medical technicians, but for people who are playing with explosives all day, but using just those items for protection could have explosive
  • 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