Incirlik AB leaders welcome Third AF commander Published July 1, 2022 By Staff Sgt. Matthew Angulo 39th Air Base Wing INCIRLIK AIR BASE, Turkey -- Maj. Gen. Derek France, Third Air Force commander’s, traveled to Incirlik Air Base to preside over the 39th Air Base Wing change of command ceremony, during which Col. Calvin Powell replaced Col. Jason Gingrich as 39th ABW commander at Incirlik AB, Turkey, June 29, 2022. While there, France spoke about the importance Airmen at Incirlik have in the mission and how they support the 3rd AF, U.S. Air Forces in Europe Air Forces in Africa and U.S. European Command. 3rd AF issues directives to subordinate commands and takes action on behalf of the USAFE-AFAFRICA commander as directed. The command takes deliberate actions to develop Airmen and their families; confronts global challenges in support of the National Defense Strategy to defend our country and our allies; and utilizes dedicated efforts to deliver peace to our nation and its allies by fostering stability and deterring aggression throughout Europe and Africa.