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Things to know as you arrive and depart Incirlik

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Charnae Simon, 39th Force Support Squadron Military Personnel Flight NCO in charge of career development, and U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Maximiliano Estrada, 39th FSS MPF NCO in charge of customer service, process paperwork at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, Nov. 27, 2018.

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Charnae Simon, 39th Force Support Squadron Military Personnel Flight NCO in charge of career development, and U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Maximiliano Estrada, 39th FSS MPF NCO in charge of customer service, process paperwork at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, Nov. 27, 2018. It is important for service members arriving to Incirlik AB to keep track of their original stamped NATO orders, as these orders are used to properly in-process and out-process the base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kirby Turbak)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Maximiliano Estrada, 39th Force Support Squadron Military Personnel Flight NCO in charge of customer service, creates a new ID for a customer at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, Nov. 27, 2018.

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Maximiliano Estrada, 39th Force Support Squadron Military Personnel Flight NCO in charge of customer service, creates a new ID for a customer at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, Nov. 27, 2018. The MPF is a vital entity to the members of Incirlik AB as they in and out-process more than 400 individuals a month. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kirby Turbak)

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Noe Castillo, 39th Force Support Squadron Military Personnel Flight career development technician, speaks with a customer at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, Nov. 27, 2018.

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Noe Castillo, 39th Force Support Squadron Military Personnel Flight career development technician, speaks with a customer at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, Nov. 27, 2018. The 39th FSS MPF can assist base members with issues involving common access cards, processing permanent change of station orders and extension of service. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kirby Turbak)

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Joshua Bailey, 39th Force Support Squadron Military Personnel Flight force management technician, gives a newcomers brief at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, Nov. 30, 2018.

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Joshua Bailey, 39th Force Support Squadron Military Personnel Flight force management technician, gives a newcomers brief at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, Nov. 30, 2018. Newcomer’s briefings are held every week. in the base theater. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kirby Turbak)

U.S. service members wait to be out-processed during the 39th Force Support Squadron Military Personnel’s final out-processing brief at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, Dec. 3, 2018.

U.S. service members wait to be out-processed during the 39th Force Support Squadron Military Personnel’s final out-processing brief at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, Dec. 3, 2018. The final out-processing briefings are held every week in the MPF office. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff. Sgt. Kimberly Nagle)

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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.