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  • I won’t be home for the Holidays

    Leaning unevenly, with several branches nearly broken off, a second-hand Christmas tree with one string of lights illuminates the room. The single strand of lights is stretched thin, weaved in-between a variety of generic Christmas decorations, all except one.In the center of the tree hangs a homemade ornament. A tiny hand print cast into clay. For
  • FTAC: Preparing first term Airmen

    After U.S Air Force Airmen arrive at their initial duty location, they begin the transition from operating in a structured training regimen taught at Basic Military Training and technical school, to a mission oriented mentality. Before they can perform their duties and dive into the operational side of work, they must attend the First Term Airman Course. The course, which is provided by every installation, is designed to help ease the transition and development of Airmen as they begin their career in the operational U.S. Air Force.
  • Incirlik NCO competes in Ms. Veteran America 2016

    An Incirlik NCO who volunteered her time to bring out the beauty in homeless women, was recognized for her efforts in a competition for female veterans.Tech. Sgt. Antonia Williams, 39th Air Base Wing Equal Opportunity counselor, could have never fathomed she would be chosen as one of six U.S. Air Force representatives in the Ms. Veteran America
  • Marines, Prowlers at Incirlik in support of OIR

    U.S. Marines deployed to Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, add a distinct piece to the puzzle of Operation INHERENT RESOLVE in supporting the fight against Da’esh.Prowler maintenance Marines support the fight against ISIS by ensuring their aircraft are ready to go at a moment's notice. U.S. Marine Corps Capt. Peter Frieslander, Tactical Electronic Warfare
  • Chief Shadow: Staff Sgt. Chelsea Baker

    Name/rank: Staff Sgt. Chelsea BakerSquadron: 39th Contracting SquadronJob title: Contract AdministratorJob description and how do you contribute to the 39 ABW's mission?Acquiring everything we use, if it is not in the 39th Logistics Readiness Squadron supply chain we buy it. If the 39th Civil Engineer Squadron can't build it, we build it. If the
  • Gone but not forgotten

    The month of the military child is quickly coming to a close, but children who were at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, must embody the meaning of a military child now and through the future.At the beginning of April, the families of U.S. personnel and Department of Defense civilians, departed to their designated safe haven."We understand, we've been in
  • Chief Shadow: Staff Sgt. Mark Suddeth

    Name/rank: Staff Sgt. Mark SuddethSquadron: 39th Operations Support SquadronJob title: Ground Radar Systems SupervisorJob description and how do you contribute to the 39 ABW's mission?Maintain Digital Airport Surveillance Radar, radar approach control, and portable Doppler Radar. Without these systems running at full capacity, control of air
  • Resilency, developed through adversity

    The world ain't all sunshine and rainbows. It's a very mean and nasty place and I don't care how tough you are it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it. You, me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life. But it ain't about how hard you hit. It's about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward. How much you
  • Incirlik Airmen receive 'Below the Zone'

    Three Incirlik Air Base Airmen were selected for early advancement to the rank of Senior Airman, March 21, 2016.Airman 1st Class Justin Mickle, 39th Logistics Support Squadron, Airman 1st Class Jordanrey Queral, 39th Security Forces Squadron, and Airman 1st Class Elijah Grenier, 39th Communications Squadron, were selected as the first quarter,