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  • Fit to Fight: Incirlik Airmen roll with Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

    U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Christian Brancato, a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu coach, flips Senior Airman Steven Nadeau, a student, during a class Nov. 7, 2019, at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. The free class is conducted by Airmen who volunteer to teach as BJJ coaches, and is available for all Airmen stationed on the installation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff
  • Titan Medics celebrate MSC week

    The 39th Medical Group participated in an appreciation week for the Medical Service Corps officers and support personnel Oct. 28 to Nov. 1, at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey.Events during the week included a kick-off lunch, scavenger hunt, Halloween party, and trivia. The theme of this year’s appreciation week is ‘Celebrating 70: Proud of yesterday,
  • Making the cut

    U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Jason Barnes, 39th Maintenance Squadron aircraft metals technology technician, uses a plasma cutter to cut excess material a railing, Oct. 25, 2019, at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. Plasma cutters give technicians a quick, efficient way to cut down parts to fit a customer’s needs. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Trevor
  • Incirlik Airmen have blast at shooting competition

    U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. James Shott, a shooting contest participant, inspects an M9 pistol prior to using it during the Excellence in Competition event Oct. 28, 2019, at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. Airmen from various units across Incirlik competed to become one of the top 10 out of 100 contenders in the event hosted by the 39th Security Forces
  • Turkish AF, USAF learn Paver

    Paver is a pavement management software tool that allows engineers to collect data on an airfield to determine pavement condition index, or PCI, ratings from zero to 100. Based upon the condition rating and types of distresses recorded, engineers can estimate the total quantity of future repairs and make decisions on what areas need reconstruction.
  • Airman saves wingman

    “It felt like it was the end.” This was the only thought replaying in one Airman’s mind as he clinched his throat and gasped for air. After several futile attempts of trying to dislodge the object, he began losing hope. He realized the sad reality was that he wouldn’t be able to do this alone. With his airway closing, he mustered up the strength to stumble to a neighbor’s house and frantically press the doorbell.
  • Through wounded eyes

    I wasn't okay…I felt like no one cared. October 10, 2019, was easily one of the loneliest days of my life. While most of the base slept that brisk morning, I was having makeup applied to my face to rep-resent the “black eye” that would paint it for the rest of the day. With my realistic scenario playing in my head and 10 domestic violence awareness cards in hand, I set out to start my day. Throughout the day, I was supposed to come into contact with as many Airmen as possible in hopes that they would ask if I was alright or if I needed assistance. The exercise was designed to increase overall domestic violence awareness, foster the “see something, say something” mentality and highlight the various helping agencies on base.
  • Titan Medics find new ways to conduct “old” business

    When faced with the challenge of providing timely and quality care for the Air Force’s most valuable weapons system: the human body, members of the 39th Medical Support Squadron capitalized by putting the power of innovation into the hands of their Airmen who do the job every day. These Titan Medics created a new patient travel request form process and contributed to saving the wing approximately $34,000 and 1,300 man-hours annually. This process improved overall patient satisfaction and was recognized as the 39th Air Base Wing’s key innovation for the third quarter.
  • Incirlik Airmen build resilience with new rugby team

    Helen Keller, an American author and activist, once said “alone we can do so little, together we can do so much.”This is what two Airmen discovered when they worked together to bring one of their dreams to life: establishing a rugby football club at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey.The dream started when Maj. Michael Stacpoole, a health care integrator
  • EAM kicks off at Incirlik

    Every October, the Air Force observes Energy Action Month to raise awareness of the critical role energy resilience plays in supporting Air Force priorities.This year’s theme of “Energy Able, Mission Capable” is designed to showcase how efficient energy use increases mission capability and readiness for the global mission.“Wasted energy and water