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lisa

Tracy, CA

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Apr 8, 2007
 
My son just called and said his first deployment out of tech school will be Turkey. Should I be worried?
Anthony

Phoenix, AZ

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Apr 8, 2007
 
You should not be worried!! Your son is lucky to get this assignment! Turkey is awesome and he will have a ton of fun! The Turkish people are very friendly and all of the AF personnel will take care of him as if he is family. I spent 15 months there and it was teh best assignement that I have ever had!! Hope this eases your mind.
Incirlik

Port Saint Lucie, FL

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#3
Nov 10, 2007
 
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!
Steaksauce

Maya, Turkey

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#4
Dec 13, 2007
 
Don't be worried about your son, I've been at Incirlik for 19 months now, and nothing has happened to me yet. Most people hate it here, but as long as he gets out and sees the country he'll be fine. Exact a happy Airman back home when he gets there.
Jim Mettenbrink

Brookings, SD

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#5
Jan 14, 2008
 
Dear Sir Jan 14
From 1983-1984, I was stationed at Incirlik and became acquainted with SMSgt Jay Vandersloot who worked in the base finance office.
In 1992 I returned for a visit. SMSgt Vandersloot had retired, but then worked as a civil servant in the base finance office.
He was married to a Turkish national and lived in Adana.
I would like to locate Jay. Please contact the finance office to see if he still works there or if someone in that organization knows how I can contact him in Adana.
Thanks so much for your time to help me get in contact with Jay.
Have some doner kebab for me. It was the best.
Have a good day

Jim Mettenbrink, CMSgt (Ret)

2031 Olwien St
Brookings SD 57006

mij12L10@yahoo.com
Sara

Dallas, TX

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Jan 15, 2008
 
Yes, I was living there as a dependent from the summer of 1990 until the summer of 1992. I was NEOed out of there in January of 1991 and came back 3 months later after the Gulf War ended. Afterthought on the NEO was that it was a waste of my time.

It was the best base to be at as far as I'm concerned. I believe it's a safe place to be and safer than many parts of the USA for that matter.

Might I add: Go visit him while he is stationed there. Lots to do and lots of history to see. The people are fantastic.

Just know that they don't seem to have the equivalent of an EPA there. I got sick a lot. The immunity system of some Americans aren't prepared for that kind of environmental bombardment.

Other than that be ecstatic for him.

I'd go back in a heartbeat myself.
Sara

Dallas, TX

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Jan 15, 2008
 
On another note that might be an interest to you, Lisa. My kid is about to be commissioned in the USAF next year. AND I've been begging her to put Incirlik as a base of choice just so I can visit again. I know; it's a bit selfish on my part. LOL

She was a little thing the last time she was there and she had a blast there too. It's a very family oriented culture and very safe on that base.
Howie

Medford, MA

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#8
Feb 2, 2008
 
I am trying to find out some information regarding the homicide of a female sargent while at the Incirlik base approximately 1992 / 1993. She was killed by her fiance, Dante Ventresca, who was employed by General Electric (now Lockheed Martin).
Sara

United States

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Feb 7, 2008
 
Howie wrote:
I am trying to find out some information regarding the homicide of a female sargent while at the Incirlik base approximately 1992 / 1993. She was killed by her fiance, Dante Ventresca, who was employed by General Electric (now Lockheed Martin).
What was her name?
ken

Milan, MI

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Feb 28, 2008
 
I was stationed at incirlik ab turkey from 1985 thru 1988 and it was one of the best times of my life. I also know smgt jay vandersloot. I worked in the travel pay section so i worked with him. i wold also like to get in contact with him. If you hapen to see him please forword his address. thanks. Ken Austin ssgt,usaf kenard316@yahoo.com
Kaye

Apo, AP

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Mar 7, 2008
 
Hello! I'm planning to visit my boyfriend who just PCSd to Incirlik AB. Are there special requirements for me to acquire to get on base besides from my military ID? I'm active duty too.
Thanks!
Julia

Saint Louis, MO

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Mar 28, 2008
 

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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.
Branden

Jackson, OH

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#13
Apr 18, 2008
 
i was stationed in sinop turkey from 1990-1992 and loved it. it was a year tour but i stayed 2 and would have stayed longebut the army caught on ha ha.
cuma adana -turkey

Turkey

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Apr 27, 2008
 

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hı ı am brıtısh cıtızen lookıng job ın base or off the base could help me how canı fınd ıt.

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Apr 27, 2008
 

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Hİ I AM LOOKİNG JOB İN İNCİRL&# 304;K İN BASE OR OFF THE BASE ,I AM BRITISH CITIZEN .
ANYONE CAN HELP ME PLEASE.

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j0hn m castillo

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#16
May 1, 2008
 
lisa wrote:
My son just called and said his first deployment out of tech school will be Turkey. Should I be worried?
No. That country has a very intellengent people and are very friendly. Just do not be an ugly American and you will get along with the populace.
j0hn m castillo

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May 1, 2008
 

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The Tuirkish people are a very friendly race and as long as you do not try to an UGLY AMERICAN you will have no problem with them I served at Incirlik AB for two years with my family and never once was I afraid of anything.

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#18
May 5, 2008
 
j0hn m castillo wrote:
The Tuirkish people are a very friendly race and as long as you do not try to an UGLY AMERICAN you will have no problem with them I served at Incirlik AB for two years with my family and never once was I afraid of anything.
I agree. I was there for 2 years back during the first gulf war. I felt safer there that many places here in the states. It's a wonderful place.
DeLayne

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#19
May 31, 2008
 
I loved Turkey. I was a civilian working for the Department of Defense Finance and Accounting Service and had the opportunity to go to Incirlik first in 92. It sure was a culture shock, but the Turkish people are very welcoming, and the people on the base magnificent-very helpful and take you in like family. I enjoyed it so much that I worked hard, and kept working with the people in finance (would love to find them again) that I even got a second chance to go to Incirlik. If I could I would go back again, and again. Shopping is absolutely the best. Enjoy it, embrace it, and enjoy the food. Be a little careful, like you would anywhere in the world, and you are probably at least as safe as you are in any major American city
jim

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Jun 12, 2008
 
lisa wrote:
My son just called and said his first deployment out of tech school will be Turkey. Should I be worried?
Looks like your offspring must be going over with mine. He said another in his class was going.

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