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  • A day in the life - CMSAF Bass visits Incirlik Air Base

    When I was presented with the opportunity of a lifetime to meet Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force JoAnne Bass, the first female CMSAF and 19th overall, there was no way that I could pass it up! I had a chance to meet Team #19 on their long-awaited visit to Incirlik Air Base, Turkey and the 39th Air

  • Istanbul, a city where two continents meet

    For the members of the Izmir community, there are great ancient sites and summer resorts to visit in the Aegean Region during the weekends. Another great place to visit and discover, beside the Aegean Region is the Marmara Region. If you take the time to discover the old city of Istanbul you will

  • Fire won't wait, Plan your escape

    The Incirlik Air Base Fire Department is teaming up with the National Fire Protection Association to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Fire Prevention Week Oct. 9-15, 2022. This year’s FPW campaign, “Fire won’t wait. Plan your escape,” works to educate everyone about simple but important actions

  • October is National Energy Action Month

    The month of October is recognized as “Energy Action Month” throughout U.S. government agencies including the Air Force. Energy Action Month is a reminder of the importance how energy plays in the Air Force’s mission.

  • 39 CONS bridge gap for a safe and secure supply chain

    Leaders from the 39th Contracting Squadron (CONS) recently connected suppliers in the U.S. to Turkish vendors. The Turkish-based companies were awarded Blanket Purchase Agreements to provide Trade Agreement Act compliant laptops for Incirlik Air Base, Türkiye.

  • 425th ABS volunteers aid Ukrainian refugees in Romania

    On February 24, the world woke up to the news that Russia invaded Ukraine. Like many around the world, several members of the 425th Air Base Squadron and I felt called to take action and sought ways to help the Ukrainian refugees fleeing into surrounding countries. Over the next several weeks, we

  • Bodrum, Bodrum

    Bodrum, a Turkish town in the South Aegean, is full of little white houses and is founded on ancient Halicarnassus. It is one of the most famous cities of antiquity. The town can take one by surprise when they start discovering the attractions of this interesting summer resort.

  • Şirince, a quaint mountain hideaway

    After enjoying a weekend at Kuşadası’s bustling seaside restaurants and resorts, you may want to slow things down with a relaxing brunch as a guest in one of the many bed-and-breakfast type eateries at Şirince, a quaint mountain village famous for its tradition and hospitality. Şirince is also a

  • I’m still here

    Imagine for a minute you’re a nervous 17-year-old high school kid. You’re the president of a club, and you’ll be giving a speech at the club’s annual banquet. Not only that, but a state representative whom you admire is going to be there listening to your speech.