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  • 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.

  • Reflective Warrior

    Having a sense of purpose is the driving factor for why we are here. Do your Airmen know and understand their purpose for being here, being in the Air Force, in the DOD and in life in general? Every life has value. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “If a man is called to be a street sweeper, he

  • Grateful Warrior

    This month is an opportunity to have small group discussions about gratitude – gratitude is the foundation of resiliency. When Airmen can reflect and practice gratitude on a regular basis, they become healthier, they exercise more, they sleep better and they build better relationships. While on a