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  • Air Force; Opening doors to higher education

    We miss all of the shots that we don’t take, so chase your educational dreams…and give it your all. The Air Force has so many different programs that we can attend. You never know; you could end up on a fantastic journey of learning where you grow and develop as an individual, meet driven people interested in public service, and gain knowledge that sets you on a completely different path in life.
  • Ask Mehmet: Merhaba, and welcome to Turkey!

    For our newcomers arriving in Turkey this summer, the first thing you will see and feel is the heat of the weather, but more importantly the warmth of the Turkish people, which comes from their hearts. Turks are very friendly and unbelievably hospitable. They will go out of their way to help foreigners. Turks always ask you if they could help you in any way. They are ready to share their food and drinks with you.
  • We're not the same Air Force anymore

    As a chaplain, I have had the tremendous privilege of providing invocations for our Airmen who have crossed the momentous finish line of retirement. On more than one occasion, I’ve heard a couple of them say, “You know, chaplain, it’s not the same Air Force anymore.” I hear what they’re saying, but I wonder what is underneath the statement.
  • First term Airman: Failing my way to success

    First term Airman. A term for many Airmen that carries moments of success, failure, disorientation, and most importantly, questions.
  • Our Titans make history every day

    For me, it is an honor to be here in the Republic of Turkey, a land where empires have risen and fallen since the beginning of recorded history. In fact, the first historian, Herodotus of Halicarnassus, now known as Bodrum, came from this land. Turkey is an amazing place and the friends I have made here will last a lifetime. It has been a joy to chronicle the events of the Titans.
  • Sacrifice By Fire: A Holocaust resiliency story

    “You must be the change you wish to see in the world,” said human rights activist Mahatma Ghandi. During the Holocaust Days of Remembrance, I was given an opportunity to affect the change I wanted to see at the Sacrifice by Fire event, hosted by the Outspoken organization at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey.
  • My life in the military

    On Feb. 18, 1998, as I left my job on Wall Street, and said good-bye to my friends and family, I remember stepping foot off the bus on Lackland Air Force Base, Texas. At the time, I was thinking it was way too early in the morning.
  • Man’s best friend gets second chance

    While Incirlik Air Base may be coded as a ‘No Pet’ base for permanent party and deployed personnel, due to operational conditions, the base is not animal free. Stray cats and dogs can frequently be seen roaming around the installation.
  • Law Day 2016

    Law Day, held annually at the beginning of May, is a national day celebrating the rule of law in the United States. By observing Law Day each year, we emphasize how the law and the legal process contribute to the freedoms all Americans share.The theme of Law Day 2016 is, "Miranda: More Than Words," which marks the 50th anniversary of the U.S.
  • Accept, Impact, Act

    One of the most historical times in U.S. history was when Congress passed legislation to abolish slavery in the, "land of the free" on Jan. 31, 1865.  Fast forward to more than a century later, African Americans achievements are annually celebrated when President Gerald R. Ford formally recognized Black History Month in 1976.  As we head into