728th AMS supports German arrival at Incirlik

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  • By 1st Lt. David Liapis
  • 39th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
The 728th Air Mobility Squadron provided aircraft and personnel reception for more than 100 German soldiers who arrived at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey Jan. 9, 2014.

The German personnel who arrived will continue to Kahramanmaras, Turkey where they will assume responsibility for manning two Patriot missile batteries. This latest iteration of soliders continues more than a year of German support to the NATO mission to increase Turkey's air defense capabilities against Syrian ballistic missile threats.

The 728th AMS and 39th Air Base Wing have provided a variety of support to U.S., Dutch and German NATO forces such as aircraft and personnel processing, transportation, lodging and morale and welfare services since the Patriot batteries and associated personnel first arrived in Turkey in January, 2013.