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  • 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

  • Pergamon: City of firsts

    You do not need to drive all day to reach great places in Türkiye. You can discover a lot in a single day’s drive from Izmir. Just like Ephesus, Bergama is another historical site of great significance. The ancient site of Bergama is north of Izmir and can be reached in a 90-minute drive. Bergama,

  • Foça: A nice little fishing town

    Foça, a little fishing town about 45 minutes northwest of Izmir, was established in the 11th century as “Phokaia” in antiquity. Eski Foça (Old Foça) and Yeni Foça (New Foça) are two famous districts of Foça. Eski Foça is probably the best of the two districts for tourism.

  • Healthy Lifestyle Factors for Cancer Prevention

    Cancer is among the leading causes of death worldwide (International Agency for Research on Cancer). Of the many types of cancer, female breast cancer is the most common diagnosis. In 2021 alone, there will be an estimated 281,550 new diagnoses of female breast cancer, totaling 14.8% of all new