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Thomas Lynch, 39th Force Support Squadron supervisory librarian, helps a service member find a book for a college course at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, Nov. 27, 2018.

Thomas Lynch, 39th Force Support Squadron supervisory librarian, helps a service member find a book for a college course at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, Nov. 27, 2018. The Library, located in the Community Center, has thousands of books that can help Airmen with higher education, as well as the reading list of the Chief of Staff of the Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Matthew J. Wisher)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Ronnie Drake, 39th Force Support Squadron fitness center supervisor, signs a service member up for a fitness center access card at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, Nov. 21, 2018.

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Ronnie Drake, 39th Force Support Squadron fitness center supervisor, signs a service member up for a fitness center access card at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, Nov. 21, 2018. The fitness center staff help maintain the fitness center, as well as provide members with gym access 24/7 by stopping by the main gym for access. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Matthew J. Wisher)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Jonathan Pena, 39th Force Support Squadron fitness specialist, checks for proper form as service members perform the sit-up portion of their fitness test at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, Nov. 28, 2018.

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Jonathan Pena, 39th Force Support Squadron fitness specialist, checks for proper form as service members perform the sit-up portion of their fitness test at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, Nov. 28, 2018. Fitness specialists help the Fitness Assessment Cells ensure that members maintain the Air Force standards of fitness. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Matthew J. Wisher)

INCIRLIK AIR BASE, Turkey --

With many people looking for a fresh start in the New Year, the 39th Force Support Squadron at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, provides many tools to maintain the mission, as well as to advance service members.

For members looking to advance academically, one of the many amenities the 39th FSS offers is the Community Center, which houses the Library and Education Center. The Library has over 7,000 books, which include most of the books on the Chief of Staff of the Air Force reading list, movies and a 3D printer to help members advance and to utilize their innovation.

As a way to assist individuals who continue to work towards their Community College of the Air Force degree or higher education, the Education Center offers college courses, such as the College Level Examination Program and Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Services.

 “We are just making sure we are giving people the option to grow professionally,” said U.S. Air Force Maj. Marjorie Molloy, 39th FSS commander.

Other facilities that the 39th FSS manage in order to help members achieve their goals during the New Year, are two gyms, which are open 24/7. To either help maintain fitness standards or as a way to start their own fitness journey, Airmen, Soldiers and NATO members can stop by the main fitness center to sign up to receive the 24/7 access card that can be used at either location.

“We contribute to the components of comprehensive fitness for Airmen,” said U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Ronnie Drake, 39th FSS fitness center supervisor. “We are taking care of Airmen so they can take care of the mission.”

The 39th FSS also offers many other forms of entertainment, such as combat archery, a rock-climbing wall, the base pool and the movie theater.

With the many amenities the 39th FSS provides, they continue to maintain the mission and provide ways to develop Airmen year-round.