Incirlik Air Base

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Geographical Address

Country
City
Duty Station (or best approximation)
Public Address
Atatürk Cd İncirlik Cumhuriyet Mh., 01000 Adana, Turkey ‎
latitude
37
longitude
35.42

Contact Info

DSN
314-676-6060
COMM
011-90-322-316-6060
Operating Hours
Mon - Fri 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Mission

The Major Command is USAFE. Close to many of the world's potential trouble spots, Incirlik Air Base is an important base in NATO's Southern Region. The mission of the host 39th Air Base Wing is to help protect U.S. and NATO interests in the Southern Region by providing a responsive staging and operational air base ready to project integrated, forward-based airpower.

The U.S. Engineering Group began construction of the base located approximately 250 miles southeast of Ankara, Turkey, in the spring of 1951. February 21, 1955, the base was officially named Adana Air Base. In mid-1975, the Turkish government announced that all U.S. bases in Turkey would close and transfer control to the Turkish military in response to an arms embargo the U.S. Congress imposed on Turkey for using U.S.-supplied equipment during the invasion of Cyprus. Only Incirlik AB and Izmir Air Station remained open due to their NATO missions, but all other non-NATO activities at these locations ceased. Congress lifted the embargo in September 1978 and restored military assistance to Turkey. Normal operations resumed after the United States and Turkey signed a Defense and Economic Cooperation Agreement on March 29, 1980. For more history visit Incirlik's homepage

Incirlik is home to approximately 1,465 military members. DoD and other civilians combine for a strength of 365 for a total population of 1,830.

 

History

The U.S. Engineering Group began construction of the base located approximately 250 miles southeast of Ankara, Turkey, in the spring of 1951. February 21, 1955, the base was officially named Adana Air Base. In mid-1975, the Turkish government announced that all U.S. bases in Turkey would close and transfer control to the Turkish military in response to an arms embargo the U.S. Congress imposed on Turkey for using U.S.-supplied equipment during the invasion of Cyprus. Only Incirlik AB and Izmir Air Station remained open due to their NATO missions, but all other non-NATO activities at these locations ceased. Congress lifted the embargo in September 1978 and restored military assistance to Turkey. Normal operations resumed after the United States and Turkey signed a Defense and Economic Cooperation Agreement on March 29, 1980. For more history visit Incirlik's homepage.

Population

Incirlik is home to approximately 1,465 military members. DoD and other civilians combine for a strength of 365 for a total population of 1,830.

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