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  • 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
  • Turkey to hold general elections

    Colorful flags, banners, signs and convoys of vehicles carrying loud speakers and decorated with banners and pictures of political party leaders and candidates will fill the streets and be seen until the evening of June 11. These activities are due the general elections that will take place June 12. Political parties have been holding rallies,
  • Team Incirlik produces a USAFE Outstanding Airman

    U.S. Air Forces in Europe officials recently announced the 2010 Outstanding Airmen of the Year winners; and one of those individuals was from Incirlik Air Base.Eren Ersoy, a budget analyst from the 39th Comptroller Squadron, earned USAFE's 2010 Outstanding Airmen of the Year for the Civilian Category I.Mr. Ersoy was selected among nominees from
  • Incirlik jazz student selected for seminar in Naples

    A student from Incirlik Air Base was selected to participate in a recent Department of Defense Schools jazz seminar in Naples, Italy.Amelia Miller, a student at the Incirlik Unit School here, was the only student in Turkey awarded the opportunity to attend the seminar.She auditioned for a panel of DoDDS music teachers for the chance to attend the
  • Retired Military living in Turkey

    Turkey is a paradise of sun, sea, mountains and lakes that offers travelers a complete change from the stress and routine of everyday life.James C. Taylor, a retired United States Army major, has been taking advantage of all Turkey has to offer.For the past eight years, the retired major and his wife have been living abroad in Sinop, Turkey."Turkey
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