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First ever elevated tee box grand opening

Ribbon cutting ceremony

Hodja Lakes Golf Course manager and U.S. Air Force commanders cut the ribbon during a ceremony for the U.S. Air Force’s first elevated tee box at the Hodja Lakes Golf Course, Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, June 12, 2018. The tee box gives golfers a different angle to shoot from, and provides tables and hammocks for leisure. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kimberly Nagle)

Master Sgt. Speaks during a ceremony.

U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Phillip Johnson, 39th Force Support Squadron community services flight chief, provides opening remarks during the ribbon cutting ceremony for the U.S. Air Force’s first elevated tee box at the Hodja Lakes Golf Course, Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, June 12, 2018. Members from around the installation gathered for the ceremony and to participate in the longest drive competition. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kimberly Nagle)

Wing Commander speaks during ceremony.

U.S. Air Force Col. David S. Eaglin, 39th Air Base Wing commander, speaks during the ribbon cutting ceremony for the U.S. Air Force’s first elevated tee box at the Hodja Lakes Golf Course, Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, June 12, 2018. Eaglin thanked those involved in building the new tee box, including members of the 39th Contracting Squadron and 39th Civil Engineer Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kimberly Nagle)

Individual swinging golf club during ceremony.

U.S. Air Force Capt. Charles Macdonald, 39th Air Base Wing executive officer, takes part in the longest drive competition following the ribbon cutting ceremony for the U.S. Air Force’s first elevated tee box at the Hodja Lakes Golf Course, Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, June 12, 2018. In order to win the grand prize, a new golf club, the competitor had to drive the ball the farthest while staying within the fairway (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kimberly Nagle)

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