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  • SECAF visits Incirlik AB

    Secretary of the Air Force Barbara Barrett visited various U.S. facilities and met with Airmen assigned to the 39th Air Base Wing Feb. 15.She was immersed into the role and mission of the wing and the impact of the Airmen stationed here.Barrett also recognized a few Airmen for their outstanding performance within their units."What I found with the
  • Still in Afghanistan

    U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Keith Corcoran, Airman and Family Readiness Center superintendent, was just 20 years old when he deployed to Afghanistan in 2004 out of Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts.
  • COMUSAFE visits Incirlik

    U.S. Air Force Gen. Jeff Harrigian, commander of United States Air Forces Europe – Air Forces Africa, visited Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, Jan. 30, 2020.The general toured various U.S. facilities and met with Airmen assigned to the installation.During his visit, he thanked Airmen for their role in accomplishing the U.S. mission along NATO’s southern
  • Titan’s Refuge: arrive as strangers, leave as friends

    A welcome sign adorns the front desk at Titan’s Refuge Ministry Center Dec. 18, 2019, at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. The Titan’s Refuge offers military members and civilian employees on the installation a place to decompress and socialize with colleagues. Airman ministry centers, such as the Titan’s Refuge, serve as places where Airmen decompress
  • Special delivery from the homefront

    U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Eric Mann, 39th Air Base Wing Public Affairs broadcast journalist, celebrates after receiving a package of holiday socks Dec 12, 2019, at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. Families and friends of troops stationed overseas commonly send gifts during the holiday season as a gesture to thank their loved ones for their service. (U.S.
  • Incirlik community lights up the holidays

    U.S. Air Force Maj. Crystal Karahan, 39th Air Base Wing executive officer, holds her daughter after the base Christmas tree lighting ceremony Dec. 5, 2019, at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. U.S., Turkish and Spanish members of the community attended the ceremony. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joshua Magbanua)
  • St. Nicholas: the legend behind the myth

    Imagine a random man hopping onto your roof in the middle of the night, breaking into your home, eating your food and leaving gifts behind. This is not the kind of person most people want to meet.Also bear in mind this man probably evades taxes by setting up his business in an austere location, and drives his unpaid labor force to work day and
  • 39th SFS Defenders improve readiness

    It was a dreary autumn morning at Incirlik after a night of rainfall. Still the storm clouds lingered, ready for another downpour.But little did anyone know they were in for a different kind of storm.Out of nowhere came the blaring of sirens resounding throughout the community. In response to their deep droning, waves upon waves of security forces
  • On the ground or in the air, OSS keeps watch out there

    U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Keona Woods, 39th Operations Support Squadron radar approach and control watch supervisor, monitors the surrounding airspace Nov. 25, 2019, at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. Air Force RAPCON facilities conduct 24/7 surveillance of their airspaces to ensure safe air traffic within their respective areas of responsibility. (U.S.
  • IPE Airmen provide life-saving gear to comrades

    Since the dawn of human warfare, logistics and supply have influenced the outcome of countless battles. The ancient Chinese general Sun Tzu wrote about logistics in his work, The Art of War, saying “the line between disorder and order is logistics.”An indispensable part of military logistics is individual protective equipment. From ancient Roman
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