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  • Through wounded eyes

    I wasn't okay…I felt like no one cared. October 10, 2019, was easily one of the loneliest days of my life. While most of the base slept that brisk morning, I was having makeup applied to my face to rep-resent the “black eye” that would paint it for the rest of the day. With my realistic scenario playing in my head and 10 domestic violence awareness cards in hand, I set out to start my day. Throughout the day, I was supposed to come into contact with as many Airmen as possible in hopes that they would ask if I was alright or if I needed assistance. The exercise was designed to increase overall domestic violence awareness, foster the “see something, say something” mentality and highlight the various helping agencies on base.
  • Titan Medics find new ways to conduct “old” business

    When faced with the challenge of providing timely and quality care for the Air Force’s most valuable weapons system: the human body, members of the 39th Medical Support Squadron capitalized by putting the power of innovation into the hands of their Airmen who do the job every day. These Titan Medics created a new patient travel request form process and contributed to saving the wing approximately $34,000 and 1,300 man-hours annually. This process improved overall patient satisfaction and was recognized as the 39th Air Base Wing’s key innovation for the third quarter.
  • Not every hero wears capes, plan and practice your escape

    Incirlik Air Base Fire and Emergency Services are teaming up with the National Fire Protection Association—the official sponsor of Fire Prevention Week for more than 90 years—to promote this year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign, “Not Every Hero Wears a Cape. Plan and Practice Your Escape!” The campaign works to educate everyone about the small but important actions they can take to keep themselves and those around them safe. NFPA statistics show that in 2017 U.S. fire departments responded to 357,000 home structure fires. These fires caused 2,630 fire deaths and 10,600 fire injuries. On average, seven people per day died in a home fire during 2012 to 2016.
  • 2019 Recommended Holiday Season Mailing Dates and Mailing Tips

    The 2019 recommended holiday season mailing dates for postal customers assigned to the European theater are: USPS Retail Ground/Space Available Mail (SAM) – 27 November 2019 First Class Mail – 11 December 2019 Priority Mail – 11 December 2019 Priority Mail Express Military Service (PMEMS) – 18 December 2019These dates are for mail originating in
  • 'STOP' wasting time

    Painful. Daunting. Agonizing. These words can be used to describe many activities but most Airmen in the Air Force agree that these are the perfect verbs to describe what it’s like creating a perfect standardized document. To alleviate this issue faced by Airmen at all levels, one first lieutenant created the Standard Template Optimization Program (STOP) which is a modernization of the Air Force Handbook 33-337 The Tongue and Quill, the primary reference used to standardize documents Air Force-wide.
  • Incirlik Airmen roll out September GRIT

    Grit… what is grit? The word brings thoughts of courage, resolve and strength of character, according to the major command U.S. Air Forces in Europe-Air Forces Africa. Using this definition, USAFE-AFAFRICA has pushed forward with an initiative called Operation GRIT. It is an innovative way of improving military culture, creating safer communities and developing productive Airmen, the MAJCOM says on its website.
  • 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.
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