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  • Following parking BSDs

    Question: I have noticed that many people are still parking their cars on Ataturk Boulevard in the alley, just about every day, to shop, load merchandise and so on, I called the Law Enforcement Desk this past weekend regarding such a vehicle and what they could do about it? They had no plan but did take down the information. Who watches this and is
  • Parking in the alley

    Question: I have noticed that many people are still parking their cars on Ataturk Boulevard in the alley, just about every day, to shop, load merchandise and so on, I called the Law Enforcement Desk this past weekend regarding such a vehicle and what they could do about it? They had no plan but did take down the information. Who watches this and is
  • Incentive pay taxed or not

    Question: I am one of many members at Incirlik who, many months ago, chose the Y1 Incentive Pay Option - $2,000 lump sum through the Overseas Tour Extension Incentive Program. Due to Incirlik losing it's Combat Zone Tax Exemption status, I'm told that starting Jan. 1, this amount will be taxed and AFPC will not grandfather those who already signed
  • Sand around playground areas

    Question: I am writing in reference to all of the playground areas here at Incirlik. I am concerned about the sand around them. There is a very large number of stray cats here on base and they use the sanded areas as their "restroom." I know this is not hygienic for the kids. Are there any measures on removing the sand and inputting any other
  • Is the giant voice necessary all the time

    Question: I was just wondering if it is really necessary for people to be on the Giant Voice as often as they are. It seems they have no respect for the people who have to work at night. Answer: It's all about timely communication and the fact that we run a 24/7/365 mission here at Incirlik. I can understand the inconvience this may cause to our
  • No AFN connection on 2nd floor in housing

    Question: I'm sure this question has been raised in the past but I would like to know why in housing AFN connections are not installed on the second floor or as a minimum the master bed room? It seems to me as a Quality of life issue, this would be an easy fix. Response: Basically the limitation comes down to cabling and signal infrastructure. When
  • Flight Lead Program works through kinks

    Question: Incirlik recently implemented the "Flight Lead Program." This program is targeted to members who are 26 and below, regardless of rank. In recent articles about the program, it seems that the very next sentence after mentioning the Flight Lead Program, says that "The primary way of ARI prevention boils down to individual responsibility and
  • OPSEC bagged with groceries

    Question: At the Commissaryrecently I over heard a female military member in uniform on her cell phone. During her conversation I heard her freely talking about the itinerary of a distinguished visitor arriving on base . I learned that arrangements have been made for transportation of the DV on and off base. She even gave details about having two
  • Chants challenged at monthly wing run

    Question: My question is about the Wing Run. How come the 39th Security Forces Squadron counts the number of people who fall out during the run?That's not a good team building initiative, and if the whole point of doing the run is to complete it as a team, laughing at me for not being able to run as fast as you may not be the best way to accomplish
  • Drugs in Turkey

    Turkey is a natural bridge between east and west, between Europe and Asia. That bridge is fully used politically and commercially. European countries transport all their goods exported to Middle-Eastern countries through Turkey. In exchange that all the goods going to Europe from Middle-Eastern countries pass through Turkey as well. Very frequently
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