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  • G-Code: A motto to live by

    “G-code in effect, I repeat, g-code is now in effect.” Codes are how the Air Force identifies the capabilities and sometimes the needs of its Airmen. To the flying community, a “G-code” signals there is a female aboard the aircraft, which is rare. For the 22d Expeditionary Air Refueling (EAR) Squadron commander, Lt. Col. Jessica Guarini, G-code is more than just flight terminology, but a motto to live by.
  • A place to find yourself

    I am sure lots of you are thinking that I am crazy as I say this assignment is an opportunity for you. Yes, I know you are far away from your family and friends; this can be really hard and sometimes it feels impossible, but please know you are here for your mission and we are really appreciative of your service and the sacrifices you make for us. Thanks to each and every one of you though, our families, kids and friends are safe.
  • Ramadan holiday in Türkiye

    Ramazan Bayramı, or Şeker Bayramı, is the three-day religious holiday that follows the end of the holy month of Ramadan, a month of fasting. The Ramazan Holiday or Sugar Holiday, which starts June 4 and ends June 6 this year, marks the end of Ramadan and is one of the two great religious holidays of Islam.
  • Incirlik Airmen participate in Memorial Day Ruck March

    Incirlik Airmen participated in a Memorial Day Ruck March May 27, 2019, at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. The march was approximately nine-miles long and served as a way for Airmen to come together and pay respect to fallen service members. Memorial Day was first created by Congress as Decoration Day, because it was set aside as a time for families to decorate the graves of their fallen family members. The day was repurposed after World War I as a day to remember the fallen service members of all wars fought by the United States.
  • A decade in waiting: Incirlik Airmen visit Adana school

    Surrounded by textured colorful walls, classical piano riffs signaling the class bell and the chatter of middle schoolers, eight Incirlik Airmen made their way across campus. Understanding that having a presence in the community is an essential aspect to nurturing alliances, Airmen spent a day with more than 1,000 students and faculty during a local school visit May 9, 2019, in Adana, Turkey. During the visit, they discussed their jobs and role in the Air Force, STEM opportunities and American culture.
  • Titan Medic Games sharpens SABC skills

    A team of four struggles to crawl forward, clawing nails through sand, with one hand weighed down by a litter covered in sandbags. While the sun continued to beam down on them, the shouts of their comrades echoed to guide them through a minefield. Inch by inch, they pushed under several white strings until they cleared the final string. As they arose from the ground still covered in sand, a cloud of dust followed the team during their final dash to transport their litter to an ambulance. A loud roar of cheering erupted as the team completed their final challenge of the Titan Medic Games.
  • A squadron stacked with love

    The first 15 minutes of our time in Izmir was a blur. Our host nation advisor eagerly walked, or should we say sprinted, us through the city trying to share everything his home had to offer. As we took a sharp left down another colorful market-filled street bustling with women and men conducting business, running errands and gathering for lunch, children lined a three-storied balcony cheering boisterously to something starting in the courtyard. As we slowed our roll, our HNA looked at us inquisitively, as if to say, isn’t this normal? In that moment though, the roaring hustle of the city seemed to pause with us as we waited to see what could possibly have everyone’s admiration and attention – a potato sack race of all things.
  • 425th ABS, NATO members reach out to local children’s hospital

    Service members from the 425th Air Base Squadron and North Atlantic Treaty Organization, along with local national volunteers from the Izmir civilian community, reached out to a children’s hospital April 18 in Izmir, Türkiye. The volunteers handed out toys varying from cars and trucks to dolls to more than 60 children who were being treated for a variety of different medical reasons in wards that included leukemia, pediatric surgery and the infectious diseases units.
  • The 728th AMS: Solutions, execution, evolution

    “It’s always been done this way.” This is a phrase that’s been said at almost every job around the world. It is a phrase that time and time again has halted the possibility of increased initiative, safety, time management and more. Members of the 728th Air Mobility Squadron are putting an end to that and crafting new ideas from some of their most creative members: junior Airmen and new NCOs. To encourage creativity and empower the squadron’s future leaders, leadership at the 728th AMS created a Solutions Group, which is comprised of members from across the squadron. The Solutions Group solves work-related issues they have either experienced or noticed and brainstorm ways to fix those problems.
  • Different strokes: Airman combines love for drawing, Air Force

    With one paint brush secured in her right hand and another tucked behind her ear she effortlessly applies bright-yellow paint to her newest masterpiece. When presented with the chance to combine her love for drawing with her love for her job, one Airman jumped at the opportunity to create a mural for her squadron’s heritage room. The loud music blaring over the speakers in the background fits today’s mood, but it doesn’t matter because drawing is always her happy place. Though the environment has changed throughout the years, from doodling notebook sketches to drawing on canteens, they all symbolize one thing: an Airman’s love for creating new things.
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