Talking Türkiye

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Talking Türkiye
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Talking Turkey
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425th Air Base Squadron, Izmir Air Base
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serving Izmir Air Station, Turkey

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TALKING TRK YE FEBRUARY 27, 2015 N EWSLETTER VOL. 9 NO. 4 Serving Izmir Air Station Trkiy e Pro Gear B y Albert Stevens 425th Air Base Squadron Chief of Transportation We are coming up on the oneyear anniversary of the implementation of new rules on the professional books, papers and eq uipment that went into effect May 1, 2014. The changes can and will affect members if they shipped their personal property to Izmir after the effective date. This revision includes major changes affecting all milita ry pe rsonnel. W eight limitations have been placed on the PBP&E, strict guidance on documenting and approving PBP&E, and, most importantly, severe restrictions on what can and cannot be listed as PBP&E. Members will no longer be allowed to ship awards, pl aques or other objects presented for past performance or service. This was an item that was allowed, but is not any longer. Computer equipment and peripherals are no longer considered as PBP&E and will count against normal household goods or unaccompanied baggage weight allowance. Books, magazines, journals or other reference material will also not be allowed if you have access to it at your new duty station, either in hard copy or on the internet. The new guidelines also clarify what uniform items can be shipped as PBP&E. Furniture and sports equipment of any kind is still not considered progear under any circumstances. If members are due t o PCS in the near future and pla n on shipping items as PBP&E they should consult with the Transportation Management Office to ensure they know if t he old or new rules apply to them. Some items that members think are allowed to ship as PBP&E may not qualify, even under the old rules. Members local TMO pers onal property office is on the 6th floor of the Izmir Consolid ated Center For more information, call DSN 675 6690 or 6756726. Forced computer reboots In an effort to promote computer system health and sec urity, Air Force Network wo rkst ations will automatically reboot every 72 hours. The primary details are as follows: Began Jan 19, 2015 Automatic reboots every 72 hours, if no reboots have occurred within that time Occurs at 2 a.m. Lo gged on users will receive a 90 minu tewarning to save their work The policy will first check to see if a reboot has occurred within 72 hours. If no reboots have taken place within that time, it will then reboot the system at 2 a.m. AFNET users should establish a habit of saving their wo rk before the end of the day. This will avoid any unnecessary loss of data. Additionally, we encourage all AFNET users to manually reboot their systems to help control when their systems reboot. Finally, if any systems should be exempt from a reboot for mission purposes, please le t our office know immediately. For direct questions, call the 425th Air Base Squadron helpdesk at 6756823 at NATO and 6756832 at the Izmir Consolidated Center


Editorial Staff 425th Air Base Squadron Commander Lt. Col. John M. Thomas 425th Air Base Squadron Director of Operations Capt. David J. Bresser Host Nation Adviser Contents of Talking Trkiye are not necessarily the official views of, or endorsed by, the U.S. Government, the Department of Defense or the Department of the Air Force. All photographs are Air Force photographs unless otherwise indicated. The editorial staff can be reached by phone at DSN 6756694 and DSN 6756698; and by email at and at 425abs. The T alking Trkiye newsletter is published Fridays bi weekly Subm ission deadline f or articles is COB Monday before the publication date; submission by deadline does not guarantee publication. All submissions must be emailed or provided on a com puter disk in a document format. Articles are run at the discretion of the editorial staff on a spaceavailable basis and are edited to reflect Air Force style and news format. News, feature and editorial material of the newsletter conforms to the Associa ted Press Style Book and Briefing on Media Law. Action Line The Action Line is your direct link to me. I use the Action Line to help identify and address your concerns when normal command and agency channels havent been able to resolve them. To submit an action line, e mail: or comple te a form at NATO Building # 1 or the Izmir Consolidated Center entry control point. Purchasing Turkish carpets By Albert Stevens 425th Air Base Squadron Chief of Transportation To be on the safe side during members packout s when members are getting ready to move from Izmir, when a member buy s Turkish carpets, whether handmade or machinemade, please obtain a sales receipt, in the event Turkish customs inquires about the purchase of carpets listed on your inventory. This receipt must state that the carpet is NEW PRODUCT, ( You are prohibited from exporting antique carpets out of Trkiye This wording on your receipt will satisfy Turkish customs that the carpets are not antique. For more information, call the T raffic Management Office at DSN 675 6723. Courtesy Photo 2


A winter time view of the acropolis of Pergamon, the city of many firsts. The acropolis of upper city features the Temple of Trajan. Pergamon: City of firsts Commentar 425th Air Base Squadron Host Nation Adviser You do not need to drive all day to reach great places in Trkiye. You can discover a lot in a single days drive from Izmir. Just like Ephesus, Bergama is another historical site of great significance. The ancient site of Bergama is north of Izmir and can be reached in a 90minute drive. Bergama, also called Pergamon, was one of the brightest and richest culture centers of the Hellenistic Period for 150 years, 283133 B.C. General Philetairos, one of Alexander the Greats generals, founded the ancient Pergamon State around 300 B.C. When you enter the city, you can easily see an acropolis on top of the hills. The view of the acropolis gets more impressive as you get closer and walk along the narrow roads of Bergama full of vendors, little shops, banks, restaurants and public buildings. The Asclepion, the first medical center of the ancient world, is only a kilometer from the Bergama Museum, located in the middle of the city, and the Acropolis i s 8 km from the Asclepion. Acropolis The Acropolis was the place of many firsts: First parchment (paper making from leather). First Asian library (200,000 volumes). First theater with wooden stage. Asclepeion Asclepeion, considered a holy place and the first medical center of the ancient world, has existed since 4th century B.C. and was developed during the Hellenistic period, but lived its brightest time in the 2nd century A.D. during the Roman era. Among its firsts: First big hospital (Asclepeion). F irst medical science pharmacy symbol (serpent). First medicine with opium. First city hygiene (health infrastructure). First pharmacology (vegetal medicines). First natural treatment (with music, theater, sport, sun, water and mud). This tradition has prompted an annual international psychotheraphy symposium which takes place in the last three days of May. Red Hall, the temple of Serapis The temple of Serapis, or Red Hall, is not far away from the town center. It is only a 10minute walk from the Bergama Museum. The temple was dedicated to the Egyptian gods Serapis, the god of undergound water, and to the associated goddess Isis, and the god Harpocrates. It was built during the time of Emperor Hadrian. During the Byzantine era, the main building was turned into a chu rch dedicated to St. John, the apostle. It was one of the first Christian churches (one of seven churches) in Trkiye. The wal ls are still partly surviving, and at night the walls are lit from all sides. The town hosts a festival, which st arts the first week of June and lasts for 15 days The festival exhibits the social and cultural values, traditions, and customs of the Pergamon people from the past and today. Handicrafts of the region and shows of artists from guest countr ies are featured throughout the rest of the month. Safety Tip In Turkey, road construction can consist of cobblestones or asphalt with high marble fragment content making them very slippery when wet. In wet weather, increase your planned stopping distance, and allow more space when pulling into traffic 3


MOVIE NIGHT AT THE IZMIR CLUB THIS COMING SATURDAY February 28, 2015 February 28, 2015 5.30 p.m. 8 p .m Interstellar The Hunger Games: Mockingjay (PG 13) ( PG 13) Interstellar Plot Summary: A team of explorers travel through a wormhole in an attempt to ensure humanity's survival. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay (Part 1) Plot Summary: Katniss Everdeen is in District 13 after she shatters the games forever. Under the leadership of President Coin and the advice of her trusted friends, Katniss spreads her wings as she fights to save Peeta and a nation moved by her courage. Black History Month 5K Run NATO Headquarters Allied Land Command Izmir and 425th Air Base Squadron members take the start for theBlack History Month 5K Runat NATO Feb. 26, 2015 4