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  • Meet the command chief

    Twenty-six years ago, Nancy Judge was in her second year at Rockford College, Ill., taking pre-dentistry courses. Fast forward to today, and you'll find Chief Master Sgt. Nancy Judge wearing the Airman battle uniform donned with eight stripes and a star that designates elite Airmen as command chiefs. "I joined the Air Force in 1985 ... because
  • Incirlik's Biggest Loser: Meeting the contestants

    More than 50 people are signed up to participate in the Fall 2011 Biggest Loser program to lose weight and increase their fitness level. The program, a local spin-off of NBCs "The Biggest Loser" television show, will last until Dec. 9. Contestants are allotted points for attending various fitness-related events, fitness center classes, weekly
  • Maintaining operational readiness through housing upkeep

    One section of the Civil Engineering Squadron that people may overlook is the dorm managers. At Incirlik, they are responsible for maintaining all 637 dorm rooms and 94 unaccompanied houses that a large portion of our force lives in. Readying living quarters for a new occupant starts before the prior occupant leaves by ensuring when the room is
  • Incirlik’s Biggest Loser: The trek begins

    Twelve seasons into NBC's hit television series The Biggest Loser, Incirlik Air Base is embarking on its own rendition of the show that pushes contestants to reach and maintain a healthy, active lifestyle.The 58 participants are ready to travel on a 14-week strengthening, challenging and motivating mind and body journey with the guidance of Health
  • Bonding through fantasy football

    With the college football season kicking off Sept. 1 and the professional football season about to begin, a group of Airmen here took their love for the game to another league -- the fantasy football league.A collection of Airmen, spouses and contractors gathered together Sept. 2 to take part in a friendly fantasy football draft to build
  • Protocol pursues perfection

    Before every event, coordination must be done. From the outside looking in, all that is seen is the event. Nobody wonders how the chairs were set up, volunteers found, name placards made or who spent last Saturday afternoon welcoming the distinguished visitor.All those tasks are accomplished here by the 39th Air Base Wing Protocol Office to ensure
  • 817th EAS offers support via resupply, airlift missions

    A deployed unit from the 10th Airlift Squadron, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., has been operating out of Incirlik Air Base contributing supplies to Operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn.The 817th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron's mission is to provide global strategic airlift, aeromedical evacuation and humanitarian relief to create an air
  • Airfield management leaves first, last impression

    At the moment visitors arrive at Incirlik and at the time they leave, the faces those visitors see are those of the Airmen working around the clock at airfield management. This is one of the many portions of the mission in which Incirlik's airfield management team takes great pride; though the AM Ops mission entails much more than greeting and
  • RAPCON: A guiding force for DoD aircraft

    Following 8 ½ weeks of Basic Military Training at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, and 15 weeks attending the Air Traffic Operations Apprentice Course at Keesler Air Force Base, Miss., freshly sculpted Airmen step to their first duty station to become an air traffic controller. Depending on the needs of that base, Airmen will either be positioned in
  • Airmen keep watchful eye from tower

    It's a bird! It's a plane! It's Superman! No, scratch that. It was just a plane - a plane being directed by 39th Operations Squadron Airmen in the air traffic control tower. In a position where multitasking is implemental to their mission, air traffic controllers work 24 hours a day ensuring approximately 25,000 aircraft per year arrive and depart