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  • Airmen from 22d EARS honor Shell 77 legacy

    Airmen from the 22d Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron and the tanker community paused for 77 seconds of synchronized silence to commemorate the legacy of the fallen heroes of “Shell 77” May 3, 2019, at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. Six years ago, the air refueling community lost three of their own when a KC-135R crashed in Chaldovar, Kyrgyz Republic, after departing to conduct a combat mission. The aircrew members who died were Capt. Mark T. Voss; Capt. Victoria A. Pinckney; and Tech Sgt. Herman “Tre” Mackey III., who were deployed to the 22d EARS in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
  • Incirlik KC-135 Stratotanker maintenance operations

    U.S. Air Force Airmen fuel a KC-135 Stratotanker before a flight Nov. 2, 2016, at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. Stratotankers stationed at Incirlik Air Base are responsible for refueling coalition forces aircraft flying missions in support of Operation INHERENT RESOLVE. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jack Sanders)
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