anyone been to incirlik base in turkey?
Chris

Minot, ND

#42 Mar 8, 2009
I just found out I got orders to Incirlik last Thursday. My report no later than date is Aug 10. Any help on what I should look for. I understand the shopping thing, just curious how it is for a Security Forces member, like the schedule and what not. I am just curious how dorm life is, if I share a room or not, and how internet and phone access work. You can email me..[email protected] Thanks a lot. I probably wont be on here very much but please email me!
Ken

Fountain, CO

#43 Apr 14, 2009
I was there from 88-91 in the 628MASS. Good and bad memories. Bad: The NEO, which wasn't a 'NEO'. My pregnant g/f was on the last flight out, the morning that the war kicked off. Alarm red sounded and I had to take her to the Club to see all the women and children crying. I didn't put my gear on cuz I didn't want to watch them die thru my mask. The entire chain of command failed to evacuate those people sooner.
Another bad: the base water. We were told the water was safe even though we knew it tasted wrong. Later independent testing showed feces in the water. The sewer and fresh water pipes were leaking into each other.
Just saying those things to commisurate with the folks who were there at the time.

Other than that, BEST tour of my career!

onekoneb at yahoo dot com
Steve

Pearsall, TX

#44 Apr 15, 2009
I was stationed at Incirlik 79-81 and returned several times i.e. Operation Provide Comfort, Rotation (C-130's) from Pope AFB and several other occasions. Also spent 4 years at Sembach as a kid 66-70 and graduated from K-Town AHS. I know the times aren't the same but interesting to see other people have been to the same places. Have been back to Sembach several times but not since 94
Gary Golden wrote:
Looking for anyone stationed at Incirlik 1989-1991 for Desert Shield / Storm. I was in NCOIC of transient alert. Looking for anyone I might have served with. Would like to get in touch.
Also, I was also in the 601st CAMS/AGS at Sembach AB, GE from 1979-1981.
[email protected] Gary Golden
valorie

United States

#45 May 2, 2009
I was stationed at Incirlik CDI from April 2, 1979 thur Dec, 1981 and it was hard at first as the base was still a Common Defense Installation. I was there when the Iran Hostage situtation happened and we went on full scale alert. That was scary. Most of the time I stayed on base. I spent a lot of time at the Ceramic shop, the bowling alley, movie theater and the gym. I also rode my bike around a lot.
Good luck to any one that goes there now. I wish I could do it all over again, it was exciting and worth it.
kelli

Lakewood, NY

#46 Sep 2, 2009
I was at Incerlik 89-90 dependant wife. I was evacuated during desert storm.I was 19 when I went there,and wow! culture shock! I am so thankful for the oppertunity to see how different cultures can be and just for the overall experience of spending 2 years of my life there.I wouldn't trade it for anything.I brought home a dog and 2 cats with me,my babies.my one cat is a turkish van and is 20 years old now!when I was there, there was a turkish man worked at the falcon bar "john balushi" looked just like him and did impressions of him.hysterical! did anyone else know him?
john reynolds

Buzzards Bay, MA

#47 Sep 20, 2009
I was at Incirlik AFB, Turkey from August 1969 to December 1970. Being 19 years old and coming from Mather Air Force Base in Sacramento, Calif was a complete shock. Not negative just totally different. The Air Force squared with me after leaving Incirlik and sent me back to Travis AFB, California to open the first or second C-5 squadron in the US. My four years in the Air Force was teriffic and I would not change a single thing.

My Air Force was followed by getting a Masters degree and a successful management career.

Thanks US Air Force for the foundation and Incirlik for ensuring I will never forget my experiences while in Turkey!
Tim

Moultrie, GA

#48 Sep 25, 2009
I was a dependent around 63-65. Incirlik was one of the best places we lived. I am still captivated by this crossroads of human history. When you live in this area you are in the middle of ancient civilizations. the people were good to us, curious mostly, why would Americans drive out to some village, and climb to the top of a mountain to look at old ruins.
Stan

Upatoi, GA

#49 Sep 28, 2009
I was there only for a few day for a mid rotation out of LRAFB. Back then brass shepards lamps was the most popular thing to send back home. Are they still popular?
dilek

Istanbul, Turkey

#50 Oct 21, 2009
Julia wrote:
Hey lisa, I am turkish and lived in Turkey for 20 years close to the base. It is the most beatiful country and the girls are so beatiful (information for your son). Your son is lucky because they love americans. Weather is beautiful too.
that's a big lie. turkey is one of the high ranking anti-american country
Stan

Upatoi, GA

#51 Oct 21, 2009
Kelli, I noticed your from Little Rock. I spent the 80's at LRAFB. I worked as a base photographer and as a base and unit training manager. I miss that area of the country especially since I'm the outdoors type.
Stan

Upatoi, GA

#52 Oct 21, 2009
kelli wrote:
I was at Incerlik 89-90 dependant wife. I was evacuated during desert storm.I was 19 when I went there,and wow! culture shock! I am so thankful for the oppertunity to see how different cultures can be and just for the overall experience of spending 2 years of my life there.I wouldn't trade it for anything.I brought home a dog and 2 cats with me,my babies.my one cat is a turkish van and is 20 years old now!when I was there, there was a turkish man worked at the falcon bar "john balushi" looked just like him and did impressions of him.hysterical! did anyone else know him?
Kelli, I noticed your from Little Rock. I spent the 80's at LRAFB. I worked as a base photographer and as a base and unit training manager. I miss that area of the country especially since I'm the outdoors type.
uwe schwartz

Germany

#53 Nov 20, 2009
i search an american soldier names henry ellis, he stands in incirlik by 1990 and has fall in love to a girl names derya im the husband from deryas sister ayse and the talk allways from him, also i search him to make a surprise at my sister in law ;- Please help me my email is [email protected]
Silverfoxx

United States

#54 Nov 20, 2009
Crazymom9, your post was a year or so ago so I do not know if you are still responding on this forum. I am a X Airforce reservist who missed deployment with my unit because of a old back injury. When my unit returned one of my military friends brought me gift from Incerlink. He said it was called a secret box. I am trying to replace that box as mine was stollen. I am messaging you because you mentioned shopping. Do you or anyone else accessing this forum have any suggestions how I might get another one?
crazymom9 wrote:
I loved Turkey and was also there from 1989 to 1992, I was also NEOed and was back in the states for 3 monthes. Went back on the first available flight. And I agree it was a waste in someways but a blessing for me since my dad passed away less than a year later and without the evac, I never would have spent that time with him. The best advice that I would have given, at least back then, is to never tell how long you have been in country. The locals would use that info to gauge how shopping savie you were. Basically when asked, we would always say we had been there six monthes or longer. And wait a few monthes before you start buying things. You will learn alot about the people and culture if you immerse yourself. Memories that last a lifetime. Read the book Scotch and Holy water by John David Tumpane. It is out of print but you can find it on Amazon and everyone that misses Turkey or is thinking about visiting should read it.
Silverfoxx

United States

#55 Nov 20, 2009
I had a hand carved wood box called a secret box that a member of my unit brought me from Incirlink when I was unable to be deployed with my unit. My box was stollen and I am trying to replace it. Anyone have any suggestions
cornell

Woodland, CA

#56 Nov 30, 2009
did you ever know a black lady named christy ross?
cornell

Woodland, CA

#57 Nov 30, 2009
she should have been there around that time. she had a son as well. she was a sr airman
Gilbert AZ

United States

#58 Dec 1, 2009
cornell wrote:
did you ever know a black lady named christy ross?
Cornell, are you asking me if I knew Christy or is this a question for the forum?
Silverfoxx

United States

#59 Dec 1, 2009
Sorry about that I am new to posting. The question to Cornell was from me here in Gilbert, AZ
cman

Woodland, CA

#60 Dec 1, 2009
yes was wondering if you knew her
Silverfoxx

United States

#61 Dec 2, 2009
I'm cman. I do not remember anyone by that name. My unit was there during Desert Storm (1990 or so)
cman wrote:
yes was wondering if you knew her

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