anyone been to incirlik base in turkey?
tru

South Lake Tahoe, CA

#228 Apr 30, 2013
Jessee,

Really? Where was this "training" when I was in the military?(Good, God. You must be ancient. Did people even know about AIDS in the late 70's. Or was the worst thing "the clap".) ANYWAY, since then, they figured out that most of the women were working at those places not by choice but as slaves. Nowadays they do training called "Preventing Human Trafficking". Congratulations, Casanova. You probably (unknowingly) tortured women who were kept as slaves and had no choice than to keep you entertained or face the consequences from their pimps who took their passports and promised them opportunities (that didn't involve pleasuring people like you). Glad you lived to brag about it; happy and healthy in good ol' Wisconsin.
Jessee

Birchwood, WI

#229 Apr 30, 2013
tru wrote:
Jessee,
Really? Where was this "training" when I was in the military?(Good, God. You must be ancient. Did people even know about AIDS in the late 70's. Or was the worst thing "the clap".) ANYWAY, since then, they figured out that most of the women were working at those places not by choice but as slaves. Nowadays they do training called "Preventing Human Trafficking". Congratulations, Casanova. You probably (unknowingly) tortured women who were kept as slaves and had no choice than to keep you entertained or face the consequences from their pimps who took their passports and promised them opportunities (that didn't involve pleasuring people like you). Glad you lived to brag about it; happy and healthy in good ol' Wisconsin.
Yea Tru...it's a different world we live in today. Still it's cool to flashback to the 70'S for us old WI bikers. I'm sure my dance'n and party'n with all those beautiful European babes was a far cry from the bath houses of New York City....your use to. Just be safe lil'guy and don't drop your soap...AGAIN! HE He He
tru

South Lake Tahoe, CA

#230 May 3, 2013
Jessee wrote:
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Yea Tru...it's a different world we live in today. Still it's cool to flashback to the 70'S for us old WI bikers. I'm sure my dance'n and party'n with all those beautiful European babes was a far cry from the bath houses of New York City....your use to. Just be safe lil'guy and don't drop your soap...AGAIN! HE He He
Really? I love bikers! ;) BTW, I never posted my gender. LMAO (Women have been in the military for quite a while now, sweetheart.) You've made a fair assumption, though. Not too many heterosexual males care enough about women to speak out against establishments such as "juicy bars" and "the compound". And, I'm not in New York. I'm overseas; I have a stateside VPN address. There really are A LOT of beautiful women here. Most are genuinely kind, and worth getting to know. AND (let me try to end on a positive note for once) I'm glad you have good memories. ;) We should all be so lucky. Take care.
gjwil

Mobile, AL

#231 May 3, 2013
Remember tru, those that brag the most usually do the least. He probably had 1 trip to the "Compound" got scared and ran back to the base.

Since: Oct 09

Fayetteville, NC

#232 May 7, 2013
Go find Incirlik Turkey on Facebook. Lots of photos there of Incirlik.
Robert Yarbrough

Oswego, IL

#233 May 17, 2013
Keith Norman wrote:
I was stationed at Incirlik 1976-77 with det 193-1 security police.does anyone remember the cattle that use to get on the base also the wild dogs, the big ditch that along the perimeter and a lot more. I have a lot of photos of people who were there. I will try to find a way to post them or get them to this site. It would be nice to find old friends
I was stationed at Incirlik 1969-1971 Det 193-1 SP, and yes I remember the cattle, donkeys, and the wild dogs who used to get on base.
senay

Houston, TX

#234 Aug 17, 2013
I red so many racist stuff I just can't believe it .u cant judge wjole country just u had some bad experience im in the States and to me is louisiana is village first look your country and judge mine okkkkkkkkk
John Reynolds

Venice, FL

#235 Aug 18, 2013
Robert Yarbrough wrote:
<quoted text>I was stationed at Incirlik 1969-1971 Det 193-1 SP, and yes I remember the cattle, donkeys, and the wild dogs who used to get on base.
Robert, I have been following the Forum for years and your is the first I have been able to directly related to! I also was stationed at Incirlik in 1969-1971. August to December. I worked over at the Command Post on the Flight Line. However, importantly to your post, I
distinctly recall three occurrences which you might also relate to.

First the strong rivalry on the Base Basketball League between det 192 and 193, somehow we always managed to lose by a few points if I recall properly.

Second is the frequent ritual of walking back to the barracks from the NCO club at 12:00 or 1:00 am past your barracks and sometimes getting confused and trying to enter the wrong barracks - not a good thing to do for a variety of reasons.

And thirdly, when it was over 100 degrees, when we were not allowed to be outside working etc we would watch the Turkish Army soldiers doing calethetics in the training field across the street. Talk about tough SOB's - they sure were squarely in that category!

I feel terrific! 43 years later, after we lived just 50 yards apart for 18 months, but did not know each other, and are having this communication!

I just retired and are considering where to move to for the "retirement years".

Oh yes, I should tell you that after Incirlik I went to Travis AFB in
California for the 9 months until discharge. I was in the first or second C5 squadron in the US and did a couple of trips in and out of Tan Son Nhut taking in whatever cargo and carry out body bags. God, what a nightmare.

Pls respond.
alfrhil

United States

#236 Aug 20, 2013
I was stationed at pirinclick air base in 1974. Looking for any security police that were there. Been looking at old pictures . would be cool to talk to people I was there with.
39thSPS

Naples, FL

#237 Sep 8, 2013
Incirlik wrote:
I was there during the base build up in 1984-1985. I spent 15 Months there. An assigment to Incirlik is just as good as an assignment elsewhere witin USAFE. As long as your son has money in his pockets, the Kruts will adore him. No worries!
I havent heard the term Kruts in years! LOL I too was there 1985-1986. Fun assignment and loved drinking tea with Femmi at his silk shop just outside the compound. I learned the most Turkish from him. Enjoyed the Compounds a little too much ;-) if thats possible.
Valorie

Deland, FL

#238 Sep 9, 2013
Sgt Prell now Reti MSgt wrote:
I was stationed at Incirlik from Feb 1979 till May 1980 and worked as the NCOIC of Administration for the Transportation Section. I remember TSgt and Major Brown and also CMSGT Reginald Schwarthoff. I also worked with the Turkish Nationals in Customs Liason and remember Mr. Humzabay. I helped evacuate women and children during the overthrow of the Shaw of Iran. I enjoyed my stay in Turkey and purchased a lot of brass, copper, and some onyx. The "Adana Kobabs" and Turkish Rocky" were Great! I knew George Kovas who worked in Intel.
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I was in the Weather Squadron I think it was Det 2. We were in a building on one side and on the other side was the squadron that has the Turkish guys that drove the vans to pick up the pilots from the plane. There was a Turkish man that was in the lobby and he shined shoes and would go get us Kabobs for lunch. He always got extra money for doing it. His name was Suleman something. when I was there, there was a c-130 that crashed right off the runway. It was up to one of the other small dets but had to turn around and come back as the weather was not good at destination. On approach to the runway........boom......it was gone. The crash sight had bodies of all of the souls on board. I knew several of the victims from the base church and from the base. The base car shop was used as a morgue, it was across from the mail room. I lived in the dorms across from the televison and radio squadron and close to the gym. I remember when the first Star Trek movie came to the base, there was a line to see each time it showed. Also remember when the water dam in Adana messed up and the base didnt have water running so they had to truck water in to the dorms and places. The chow hall was run by turks and they were not a clean as should have been. I use to get sick a lot. Just some memories.
Valorie

Deland, FL

#239 Sep 9, 2013
http://www.merhaba-usmilitary.com/1KNIGHTGind...

go to this link for a great narative of the accident I spoke of. The C-130 down with 18 Souls.
grew up on Court St

Dayton, OH

#240 Dec 13, 2013
valorie wrote:
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.
I was there from 80-81, I was at Diyarbakir first. There were only 5 women at Diyarbakir, I was a baby back then, asked to be transferred to Incirlik. I was at the Comm Sqdn.
grew up on Court St

Dayton, OH

#241 Dec 13, 2013
Oh, I was sexually assaaulted by a Turkish soldier. Nothing was done. 4 years ago I started having night mares and terrors. 3 Suicide attempts, 3 involuntary committs. I am now struggling with PTSD/MST. I cannot look anyone in uniform in the eye, My husband has to go to all medical appointments with me because of the fear of medical staff. when I first was assigned to Turkey, I loved it...I blocked out alot, so I remember pretty much nothing. But I am sure that things are better now. Deborah Christiansen-Martin
JMontery

San Diego, CA

#242 Dec 17, 2013
I have a question, I'm going to turkey in May 2014. What type of pay will I get since I will not bring my family with me.
Tax Free?
Hazard Pay?
Family Sep?
Hostile Pay?
Cola?

Also, Since I'm going there unaccompanied, can my family move back to California and get the California BAH rate. I'm currently in New Mexico. And the BAH rate in NM is not even close to California. Just wanted to check if my chances of moving them to California and getting the BAH is allowed.

last question is when I come home for a mid tour, do I purchase my own ticket or does the military purchase the ticket for me from Turkey back to the states?

Sorry for the lengthy question, first time going overseas for a PCS/short tour.

SSgt/USAF
hank kissingjewer

United States

#243 Jan 11, 2014
do they allow jewish usaf airmen to pcs to the base
Gjwil

Mobile, AL

#244 Jan 12, 2014
Just a piece of friendly advice. You may want to ask these questions of someone in an "Official" capacity rather than an online thread, not suggesting that anyone here would steer you wrong, but questions like yours should be taken seriously.
JMontery wrote:
I have a question, I'm going to turkey in May 2014. What type of pay will I get since I will not bring my family with me.
Tax Free?
Hazard Pay?
Family Sep?
Hostile Pay?
Cola?
Also, Since I'm going there unaccompanied, can my family move back to California and get the California BAH rate. I'm currently in New Mexico. And the BAH rate in NM is not even close to California. Just wanted to check if my chances of moving them to California and getting the BAH is allowed.
last question is when I come home for a mid tour, do I purchase my own ticket or does the military purchase the ticket for me from Turkey back to the states?
Sorry for the lengthy question, first time going overseas for a PCS/short tour.
SSgt/USAF
P Poss

United States

#245 Feb 7, 2014
I was there as a dependent wife from 1972-1975.
From pics I have sen it has sure changed on and off base. I was only 20 when I arrived and to say it was a culture shock was is an understatement. All in all it was a good tour. The base housing was terrible then but better than living off base which we had to do for a year while waiting for base housing.

Since: Oct 09

Fayetteville, NC

#246 Feb 8, 2014
Why not?
hank kissingjewer wrote:
do they allow jewish usaf airmen to pcs to the base
Daniel Allor

AOL

#247 Feb 25, 2014
I was at Incirlik from 72-73. I was a medic in Det 47. Miss the compound and the food.

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