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  • The 728th AMS: Solutions, execution, evolution

    “It’s always been done this way.” This is a phrase that’s been said at almost every job around the world. It is a phrase that time and time again has halted the possibility of increased initiative, safety, time management and more. Members of the 728th Air Mobility Squadron are putting an end to that and crafting new ideas from some of their most creative members: junior Airmen and new NCOs. To encourage creativity and empower the squadron’s future leaders, leadership at the 728th AMS created a Solutions Group, which is comprised of members from across the squadron. The Solutions Group solves work-related issues they have either experienced or noticed and brainstorm ways to fix those problems.
  • Different strokes: Airman combines love for drawing, Air Force

    With one paint brush secured in her right hand and another tucked behind her ear she effortlessly applies bright-yellow paint to her newest masterpiece. When presented with the chance to combine her love for drawing with her love for her job, one Airman jumped at the opportunity to create a mural for her squadron’s heritage room. The loud music blaring over the speakers in the background fits today’s mood, but it doesn’t matter because drawing is always her happy place. Though the environment has changed throughout the years, from doodling notebook sketches to drawing on canteens, they all symbolize one thing: an Airman’s love for creating new things.
  • 728th AMS gatekeepers: Aerial port Airmen keep mission moving

    The 728th Air Mobility Squadron’s aircraft services flight ensures the base is able to maintain daily operations and is ready as a power projection platform to support Operation Inherent Resolve. In addition to supporting the southern region, the aircraft services flight guarantees the base has necessary supplies to sustain the mission such as food and maintenance materials. This flight consists of four sections: ramp services, special handling, clean and dirty fleet and cargo processing.
  • 728th AMS projects global reach

    The 728th Air Mobility Squadron maintains all transient and assigned aircraft while serving as the gateway to U.S. Air Forces Central Command. The squadron falls under the 521st Air Mobility Operations Group, headquartered at Naval Station Rota, Spain and the 521st Air Mobility Operations Wing, headquartered at Ramstein Air Base, Germany. The unit provides expertise in three core competencies: aerial port operations, aircraft maintenance and command and control. Together, they ensure safe and effective en route support for missions transiting Europe, Africa, and Southwest Asia and support five combatant commanders with aerial port operations, aircraft maintenance, and command and control. The aerial port operations section works around-the-clock to ensure the necessary cargo gets to the right places in a safe and timely manner. The aircraft maintenance flight projects Air Mobility Command’s global air mobility mission by executing flight line operations to generate, launch, recover, service and repair C-17 Globemaster III, C-5 Galaxy, and other commercial cargo aircraft. The air terminal operations center is responsible for all coordination between the terminal, Airmen in the freight and the aircraft itself to keep all sections updated and synchronized.
  • Airmen from 22d EARS honor Shell 77 legacy

    Airmen from the 22d Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron and the tanker community paused for 77 seconds of synchronized silence to commemorate the legacy of the fallen heroes of “Shell 77” May 3, 2019, at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. Six years ago, the air refueling community lost three of their own when a KC-135R crashed in Chaldovar, Kyrgyz Republic, after departing to conduct a combat mission. The aircrew members who died were Capt. Mark T. Voss; Capt. Victoria A. Pinckney; and Tech Sgt. Herman “Tre” Mackey III., who were deployed to the 22d EARS in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
  • Larger than Life Award

    Col. Brian A. Filler, 39th Air Base Wing vice commander, left, and Chief Master Sgt. Jason T. Heilman, 39th ABW command chief, right, present the deployed Larger than Life Award to Senior Airman David Alley, 22nd Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron weather forecaster, Apr. 25, 2019, at Incirlik Air Base. Alley provided real-time forecasts for U.S.
  • Beneath the microscope

    A drop of blood or a specimen can tell a medical provider many things about a person from their oxygen levels to diagnosing diseases. Here at Incirlik, the 39th Medical Support Squadron laboratory technicians take those samples and use them to assist medical providers with patient diagnoses and treatment plans.
  • BMETs: Fixing equipment that takes cares of people

    The 39th Medical Support Squadron biomedical equipment technicians keep medical equipment running to provide Airmen the care they need. Biomedical equipment techs advise medical staff and other agencies on biomedical equipment operational theory, physiological principles and safe applications. These technicians also repair broken equipment throughout the clinic and serve as the experts in knowing the electrical, technological and physiological aspects of the equipment they maintain.
  • Fitness Center Renovation

    Team Titan members who frequent the fitness centers on base have likely noticed renovations to the facilities. These renovations will not only enhance the infrastructure and increase safety, but will also ensure all three fitness centers are used to their fullest extent.
  • Consent, intervene, support

    Can I kiss you? Those words echoed the room and all that came back was silence. This was the first question posed to the floor during a Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month event hosted here, which focused on educating Airmen on how to build positive relationships while encouraging constructive interactions among all people.
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