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USAFCENT personnel recovery aircraft, support Airmen arrive in Turkey

Two HC-130J Combat King II sit on the flight line in preparation for cargo unload at Diyarbakir Air Base, Turkey, Sept. 28, 2015. The aircraft is deployed to Diyarbakir AB in an effort to enhance Coalition capabilities and support personnel recovery operations in Syria and Iraq. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Cory W. Bush/Released)

Two HC-130J Combat King II sit on the flight line in preparation for cargo unload at Diyarbakir Air Base, Turkey, Sept. 28, 2015. The aircraft is deployed to Diyarbakir AB in an effort to enhance Coalition capabilities and support personnel recovery operations in Syria and Iraq. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Cory W. Bush/Released)

Airmen from the 435th Contingency Response Squadron unload cargo off an HC-130J Combat King II Sept. 28, 2015, at Diyarbakir Air Base, Turkey. All equipment and manpower is being used in support of U.S. Air Forces Central Command support personnel recovery mission to strengthen the recovery capabilities in the region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Cory W. Bush/Released)

Airmen from the 435th Contingency Response Squadron unload cargo off an HC-130J Combat King II Sept. 28, 2015, at Diyarbakir Air Base, Turkey. All equipment and manpower is being used in support of U.S. Air Forces Central Command support personnel recovery mission to strengthen the recovery capabilities in the region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Cory W. Bush/Released)

Equipment in support of U.S. Air Forces Central Command personnel recovery mission arrive on a C-17 Globemaster III assigned to Charleston Air Force Base, S.C., Sept. 28, 2015, at Diyarbakir Air Base, Turkey. The deployment of assets and personnel will enable the USAFCENT with recovery of Coalition partners should they need assistance in Syria or Iraq. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Cory W. Bush/Released)

Equipment in support of U.S. Air Forces Central Command personnel recovery mission arrive on a C-17 Globemaster III assigned to Charleston Air Force Base, S.C., Sept. 28, 2015, at Diyarbakir Air Base, Turkey. The deployment of assets and personnel will enable the USAFCENT with recovery of Coalition partners should they need assistance in Syria or Iraq. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Cory W. Bush/Released)

Airmen arrive at Diyarbakir Air Base, Turkey, Sept. 28, 2015 in support of U.S. Air Forces Central Command personnel recovery mission for Operation Inherent Resolve. Personnel recovery aircrew, pararescuemen, as well as necessary support and force protection Airmen will be deployed at the Turkish air force installation. When requested, Coalition aircraft and personnel will provide recovery capability to protect and recover Coalition members. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Cory W. Bush/Released)

Airmen arrive at Diyarbakir Air Base, Turkey, Sept. 28, 2015 in support of U.S. Air Forces Central Command personnel recovery mission for Operation Inherent Resolve. Personnel recovery aircrew, pararescuemen, as well as necessary support and force protection Airmen will be deployed at the Turkish air force installation. When requested, Coalition aircraft and personnel will provide recovery capability to protect and recover Coalition members. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Cory W. Bush/Released)

Senior Airman Ashley Igulo, 14th Airlift Squadron loadmaster, guides Airman 1st Class Christopher McDade, 435th Contingency Response Squadron air transportation journeyman, as he unloads cargo from a C-17 Globemaster III Sept. 28, 2015, at Diyarbakir Air Base, Turkey. The equipment will being used in support of U.S. Air Forces Central Command personnel recovery mission for Operation Inherent Resolve. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Cory W. Bush/Released)

Senior Airman Ashley Igulo, 14th Airlift Squadron loadmaster, guides Airman 1st Class Christopher McDade, 435th Contingency Response Squadron air transportation journeyman, as he unloads cargo from a C-17 Globemaster III Sept. 28, 2015, at Diyarbakir Air Base, Turkey. The equipment will being used in support of U.S. Air Forces Central Command personnel recovery mission for Operation Inherent Resolve. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Cory W. Bush/Released)

Senior Airman Ashley Igulo, 14th Airlift Squadron loadmaster, off-loads cargo, Sept. 28, 2015, in support of U.S. Air Forces Central Command personnel recovery mission at Diyarbakir Air Base, Turkey. The U.S. Air Force has delivered over 680 tons of cargo to Diyarbakir Air Base to prepare for the personnel recovery operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Cory W. Bush/Released)

Senior Airman Ashley Igulo, 14th Airlift Squadron loadmaster, off-loads cargo, Sept. 28, 2015, in support of U.S. Air Forces Central Command personnel recovery mission at Diyarbakir Air Base, Turkey. The U.S. Air Force has delivered over 680 tons of cargo to Diyarbakir Air Base to prepare for the personnel recovery operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Cory W. Bush/Released)

Senior Airman Ashley Igulo, 14th Airlift Squadron loadmaster, guides Senior Airmen Greguy Bolivar, 435th Contingency Response Squadron air transportation journeyman, Sept. 28, 2015, during a delivery of equipment for U.S. Air Forces Central Command personnel recovery mission at Diyarbakir Air Base, Turkey. The deployment of personnel recovery assets in Turkey will enable the USAFCENT with recovery of our Coalition partners should they need assistance in Syria or Iraq. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Cory W. Bush/Released)

Senior Airman Ashley Igulo, 14th Airlift Squadron loadmaster, guides Senior Airmen Greguy Bolivar, 435th Contingency Response Squadron air transportation journeyman, Sept. 28, 2015, during a delivery of equipment for U.S. Air Forces Central Command personnel recovery mission at Diyarbakir Air Base, Turkey. The deployment of personnel recovery assets in Turkey will enable the USAFCENT with recovery of our Coalition partners should they need assistance in Syria or Iraq. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Cory W. Bush/Released)

Airman 1st Class Christopher McDade, 435th Contingency Response Squadron air transportation journeyman, stands by to unload cargo off an HC-130J Combat King II, Sept. 28, 2015, at Diyarbakir Air Base, Turkey. Airmen from the 435th Contingency Response Group received more than 680 tons of equipment for base operations in support of U.S. Air Forces Central Command personnel recovery mission for Operation Inherent Resolve. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Cory W. Bush/Released)

Airman 1st Class Christopher McDade, 435th Contingency Response Squadron air transportation journeyman, stands by to unload cargo off an HC-130J Combat King II, Sept. 28, 2015, at Diyarbakir Air Base, Turkey. Airmen from the 435th Contingency Response Group received more than 680 tons of equipment for base operations in support of U.S. Air Forces Central Command personnel recovery mission for Operation Inherent Resolve. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Cory W. Bush/Released)

Senior Airman Trenton Mosley, 435th Contingency Response Squadron contingency response crew chief, unloads cargo Sept. 28, 2015, at Diyarbakir Air Base, Turkey. Airmen from the 435th Contingency Response Group received more than 680 tons of equipment for base operations in support of U.S. Air Forces Central Command personnel recovery mission for Operation Inherent Resolve. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Cory W. Bush/Released)

Senior Airman Trenton Mosley, 435th Contingency Response Squadron contingency response crew chief, unloads cargo Sept. 28, 2015, at Diyarbakir Air Base, Turkey. Airmen from the 435th Contingency Response Group received more than 680 tons of equipment for base operations in support of U.S. Air Forces Central Command personnel recovery mission for Operation Inherent Resolve. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Cory W. Bush/Released)

Two HH-60G Pave Hawk Helicopters sit on the flight line at Diyarbakir Air Base, Turkey Oct. 1, 2015. U.S. Air Forces Central Command has begun staging small detachments of aircraft and Airmen at Diyarbakir AB in southeast Turkey to enhance Coalition capabilities. When requested, the helicopters will personnel provide recovery support to protect and recover Coalition members. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Cory Bush)
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Two HH-60G Pave Hawk Helicopters sit on the flight line at Diyarbakir Air Base, Turkey Oct. 1, 2015. U.S. Air Forces Central Command has begun staging small detachments of aircraft and Airmen at Diyarbakir AB in southeast Turkey to enhance Coalition capabilities. When requested, the helicopters will personnel provide recovery support to protect and recover Coalition members. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Cory Bush)

HH-60G Pave Hawk Helicopters arrive at Diyarbakir Air Base, Turkey Oct. 1, 2015. Aircrew and aircraft deployed to Diyarbakir AB will provide critical rescue response capabilities to Coalition forces supporting Operation Inherent Resolve. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Cory Bush)
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HH-60G Pave Hawk Helicopters arrive at Diyarbakir Air Base, Turkey Oct. 1, 2015. Aircrew and aircraft deployed to Diyarbakir AB will provide critical rescue response capabilities to Coalition forces supporting Operation Inherent Resolve. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Cory Bush)

An aircrew prepares to unload a HH-60G Pave Hawk at Diyarbakir Air Base, Turkey Oct. 1, 2015. The aircraft is deployed to Diyarbakir AB to enhance Coalition capabilities and personnel recovery operations in Syria and Iraq. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Cory Bush)
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An aircrew prepares to unload a HH-60G Pave Hawk at Diyarbakir Air Base, Turkey Oct. 1, 2015. The aircraft is deployed to Diyarbakir AB to enhance Coalition capabilities and personnel recovery operations in Syria and Iraq. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Cory Bush)

INCIRLIK AIR BASE, Turkey -- U.S. Air Forces Central Command has begun staging small detachments of aircraft and airmen at Diyarbakir Air Base in southeast Turkey to enhance Coalition capabilities to support personnel recovery operations in Syria and Iraq.

Diyarbakir Air Base is a Turkish base home to the Turkish air force's 8th Air Wing. The Republic of Turkey and the U.S. are long-time NATO Allies and the U.S. Air Force has a long history of working alongside its Turkish allies. This deployment will enable us to better assist with recovery of our Coalition partners should they need assistance in Syria or Iraq.

"We will be guests of the Government of Turkey at Diyarbakir Air Base; there are no plans for a permanent U.S. presence at this location," said Gen. Phillip Breedlove, NATO'S Supreme Allied Commander Europe and commander of U.S. European Command. "This marks yet another successful cooperative effort between the Turkish and U.S. militaries."