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  • Different strokes: Airman combines love for drawing, Air Force

    With one paint brush secured in her right hand and another tucked behind her ear she effortlessly applies bright-yellow paint to her newest masterpiece. When presented with the chance to combine her love for drawing with her love for her job, one Airman jumped at the opportunity to create a mural for her squadron’s heritage room. The loud music blaring over the speakers in the background fits today’s mood, but it doesn’t matter because drawing is always her happy place. Though the environment has changed throughout the years, from doodling notebook sketches to drawing on canteens, they all symbolize one thing: an Airman’s love for creating new things.
  • The 728th AMS: Solutions, execution, evolution

    “It’s always been done this way.” This is a phrase that’s been said at almost every job around the world. It is a phrase that time and time again has halted the possibility of increased initiative, safety, time management and more. Members of the 728th Air Mobility Squadron are putting an end to that and crafting new ideas from some of their most creative members: junior Airmen and new NCOs. To encourage creativity and empower the squadron’s future leaders, leadership at the 728th AMS created a Solutions Group, which is comprised of members from across the squadron. The Solutions Group solves work-related issues they have either experienced or noticed and brainstorm ways to fix those problems.
  • Spanish Patriot Unit change of command

    U.S. Air Force Col. Britt Hurst, 39th Air Base Wing commander, and Spanish army Lt. Col. Jose Alberto Munoz Martinez, Spanish Patriot Unit commander, pose during a going-away gift exchange at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, Jan. 16, 2019. As NATO allies, both countries are dedicated to demonstrating unwavering support for security in the region. (U.S.
  • CSAF, CMSAF thank Incirlik for taking warfighting excellence to the next level

    “Never underestimate the importance of your service in uniform, deployed here, right now,” said Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein to Airmen during an all-call at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, Dec. 23, 2018. “We can’t say thank you enough for your service, for your family and for what you are doing here when your Nation needs you most.”
  • Not all heroes wear capes

    As U.S. Air Force Airmen, it is our job to meet the Air Force’s priorities of restoring readiness, strengthening alliances, driving innovation and developing exceptional leaders. With innovation and readiness at the forefront of our force, one U.S. Air Force Airman found a way to use those ideas to aid Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, by developing a solution to improve tomorrow’s readiness. As a way to support the safety and readiness of Airmen across the installation, U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Gary Bass, 39th Security Forces Squadron police services NCO in charge, developed Midnight Titans.
  • USAFE-AFAFRICA commander praises Incirlik’s readiness

    U.S. Air Force Gen. Tod D. Wolters, U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa commander, visited Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, Dec. 5-6, 2018. “When you wake up each and every morning, bring it strong and be ready,” said Wolters. Readiness was the key theme throughout the visit. During his time here, Wolters met with the Spanish Patriot Unit and
  • Agencies integrate to fulfill European mission

    There are many factors that go into how the Airmen of Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, receive their food, household goods and supplies. Before the product is delivered to the customer, many moving parts and multiple agencies must work together seamlessly. When it comes to receiving food and cargo, the 728th Air Mobility Squadron, 39th Medical Group public health office and the 39th Logistics Readiness Squadron customs liaison office must come together and collaborate to ensure the products are delivered in a safe and timely manner for public consumption. The process starts with the 728th receiving and offloading an aircraft full of resources.
  • Fueling the fight: POL’s role in OIR

    Here at Incirlik Air Base, the sound of an aircraft flying overhead is unmistakable. Who could forget the loud buzz of the A-10 Thunderbolt II engine flying past, or the shadow of a large KC-135 Stratotanker as it takes off to provide fuel to other jets? Without the 39th Logistics Readiness Squadron petroleum, oils and lubricants (POL) flight, there would be no aircraft taking off at all.
  • Turkey now an unaccompanied, 12-month tour

    Air Force assignments to Turkey are now unaccompanied, 12-month tours, effective Sept. 21, Air Force officials said Sept. 29.
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