Things to know as you arrive and depart Incirlik

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  • By Senior Airman Kirby Turbak
  • 39th Air Base Wing Public Affairs

Due to the high frequency of personnel arriving and departing Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, the 39th Force Support Squadron’s Military Personnel Flight has a unique job as they in and out-process approximately 400 people each month. 

For some members, arriving at Incirlik can be confusing, and important paperwork can easily become lost in a sea of identical documents. However, a helpful tip to make member’s lives a little easier, as well as the process for the MPF, is to keep track of pertinent documents. This includes the original stamped NATO orders people receive when they first arrive on the installation, as they will be required for important processes across the base, going on Temporary Duty to other locations and even when going on leave.

“One of the big things we notice is that people tend to lose their original NATO orders,” said U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Maximiliano Estrada, 39th FSS MPF NCO in charge of customer service. “Don’t give them to anyone; keep them in a safe and secured place because those same orders are needed for when you out-process [the installation].”

As out-processing can be just as stressful as in-processing, MPF personnel advise that members should stay on track with their checklist to avoid any last minute and rushed task.

“When out-processing, be sure to read the Incirlik assignment guide we provide initially; it’ll tell you all the paperwork you’ll need to bring to your final-out,” said U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Charnae Simon, 39th FSS MPF NCO in charge of career development. “Be sure to go through the steps and ask your Command Support Staff or MPF in a timely matter.”

For questions regarding in-processing and out-processing, contact MPF at 676-6771.