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  • Incirlik Airmen roll out September GRIT

    Grit… what is grit? The word brings thoughts of courage, resolve and strength of character, according to the major command U.S. Air Forces in Europe-Air Forces Africa. Using this definition, USAFE-AFAFRICA has pushed forward with an initiative called Operation GRIT. It is an innovative way of improving military culture, creating safer communities and developing productive Airmen, the MAJCOM says on its website.
  • Contamination elimination

    Airmen assigned to the 39th Medical Group practice decontamination procedures on a simulated victim during an exercise Aug. 21, 2019, at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. The 39th Air Base Wing conducted a base-wide exercise to assess the emergency readiness of Airmen on the installation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joshua Magbanua)
  • Midnight Titans: Airmen helping Airmen

    With over 6,000 rides given to the Airmen of Incirlik Air Base, the success of the Midnight Titans program continues to increase the safety of base residents.
  • Sacrifice Holiday

    Rooted in the story of Abraham, who nearly sacrificed his son Isaac, the Sacrifice Holiday is one of Islam’s biggest observances. According to Muslim belief, God halted Abraham’s hand and told him to sacrifice a ram as a substitute. Muslims practice this observance from Aug. 11 to Aug. 14. This is the second of two major Muslim holidays celebrated
  • SFS military working dogs, Airmen keep base safe, secure

    Security Forces military working dog handlers and their four-legged companions are part of a variety of tools in the 39th Security Forces Squadron toolkit.Those MWDs and their handlers work “paw-in-hand” to keep the base, its assets and personnel safe and secure.“We’re responsible for the security of the base like any other security forces patrol,”
  • An Airman’s best friend

    Every end has a new beginning, even for an Airman’s career. This resonated deeply with the Defenders of the 39th Security Forces Squadron, especially the military working dog handlers, as they recently celebrated the retirement of one of their furry, four-legged Airmen. Staff Sgt. Nicholas Fletcher, an MWD trainer, gave an poignant farewell message
  • ADAPT: combatting substance abuse correctly

    When you are faced with an internal battle, the Air force provides many avenues to seek help. Whether this avenue is mental health or a wingman, the tools provided to keep Airmen at their best are available 24/7. One resource provided is the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention and Treatment program, commonly known as ADAPT. This is a program used to not only help Airmen when an alcohol-related incident occurs, but to also provide tools to curb habits before they start.
  • Combating sexual assault

    Several months have passed since April and for some, the excitement surrounding sexual assault awareness and prevention month has fizzled but one lieutenant’s passion for combating this key issue is still ablaze. For 1st Lt. Nicole Flanagan, 39th Air Base Wing sexual assault response coordinator, the math is simple--one sexual assault is one too many and education is the key to achieving her goal of zero.
  • Supply and demand

    The 39th Logistics readiness Squadron is made up of four flights. Within the squadron individual flights such as individual protection equipment, hazardous materials pharmacy and distribution and deployment provide Incirlik Air Base services to keep the Airmen ready to complete various missions across the installation.
  • G-Code: A motto to live by

    “G-code in effect, I repeat, g-code is now in effect.” Codes are how the Air Force identifies the capabilities and sometimes the needs of its Airmen. To the flying community, a “G-code” signals there is a female aboard the aircraft, which is rare. For the 22d Expeditionary Air Refueling (EAR) Squadron commander, Lt. Col. Jessica Guarini, G-code is more than just flight terminology, but a motto to live by.