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  • 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
  • Cultural Considerations: Ramadan to begin Aug. 1

    Prayer five times per day. No food. No drink. All in the month of August when temperatures in Turkey are breaking mercury. That's what people will see in and around Incirlik Air Base when the Islamic month of fasting, called Ramadan, begins Aug. 1. Ramadan ends on Aug. 29 followed by a three-day Ramadan Festival Aug. 30 - Sept. 1. On the last day
  • 90th EARS a force multiplier in air-to-air fueling

    By definition, force multiplier means a capability that, when added to and employed by a combat force, significantly increases the combat potential of that force and thus enhances the probability of successful mission accomplishment. That is exactly what the 90th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron does at Incirlik.The 90th EARS, a total-force
  • Managing nuisances: Mosquitoes, ticks and strays

    Despite continuous efforts by base agencies to mitigate the effects of mosquitoes, ticks and stray animals, they still present a nuisance; however there are ways that members of Team Incirlik can prevent being affected.While the rainy season is over and it seems as though the number of mosquito bites on your arms and legs should start to dwindle
  • Unit works to relay cargo to key points across the globe

    The 728th Air Mobility Squadron is at the frontline of efforts to deliver lifesaving cargo to several key locations across Eastern Europe, Southwest and Central Asia, and parts of Northern Africa.The 728th AMS is a tenant unit to the 39th Air Base Wing and is comprised of approximately 300 permanent-party Airmen, deployed Airmen and Turkish
  • Once a munitions officer, always a munitions officer

    A decorated career, which began more than two decades ago for one man in the munitions career field, will soon come to an end.After 27 years of service to the U.S. Air Force, Colonel Eric Gates, the 39th Maintenance Group most recent commander, has decided to retire.Before his retirement though, the colonel had to relinquish command of the
  • Destinations: Ephesus

    Ephesus, Selcuk, Turkey is one of the country's most important cultural heritage sites attracting approximately 1.5 million tourists a year.Located in southern Izmir, Ephesus is home to a number of historic works and ruins covering an area of approximately six miles. Turkey contains two of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World: the Halicarnassus