Titans’ Refuge gears up for grand opening

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  • By Senior Airman John Nieves Camacho
  • 39th Air Base Wing Public Affairs

The Titans’ Refuge Ministry Center is set to open its doors to the Incirlik Air Base populace, here, May 5.

The Titans’ Refuge, an Incirlik chaplain corps project, is a place where individuals can go to unwind during down-time, and make connections with one another.

“This will be a tremendous outlet for us and our NATO allies to deepen our relationships with each other,” said Staff Sgt. Matthew Ritchie, 39th Air Base Wing chaplain assistant. “The Titans' Refuge will be a place where Incirlik AB teammates can find wellness and wholeness, and have fun at the same time.”

The staff will host a grand opening ceremony with a Cinco de Mayo twist, featuring chips and salsa and a live music performance. Additionally, the facility houses many amenities, such as video gaming consoles, a ping-pong table, musical equipment, television streaming, corn hole, and more.

“We have put a lot of time and hard work into making this vision a reality,” said Master Sgt. Keith Lucas, 728th Air Mobility Squadron first sergeant. “Beginning with the initial planning stages to the volunteers who helped to create this, we are excited to see how much this can grow and provide for our Airmen and NATO allies.”

Those searching for volunteer opportunities may also offer their services for the Titans’ Refuge. Some tasks include hourly headcounts, handing out game equipment and opening and closing the facility.

For more information on the Titans’ Refuge, or to volunteer, contact the base chapel at 676-6441.