Talking Türkiye

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Talking Türkiye
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Talking Turkey
Izmir Air Base ( issuing body )
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Izmir, Turkey
425th Air Base Squadron, Izmir Air Base
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Air bases -- Turkey ( lcsh )
Periodicals -- Izmir Air Base ( lcsh )
newspaper ( sobekcm )
newspaper ( marcgt )


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serving Izmir Air Station, Turkey

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TALKING TRK YE MARCH 13, 2015 N EWSLETTER VOL. 9 NO. 5 Serving Izmir Air Station Trkiy e Lt. Col. John Thomas (right), 425th Air Base Squadron commander; Master Sgt. Shawn Tolar (left), 425th ABS first sergeant; Senior Master Sgt. select John Cr ane, 425th ABS superintendent; and MSgt Siam Bean (middle), 425th ABS security manager and the Air Force Assistance Fund representative; review Air Force Assistance Fund Campaign details and the AFAF affiliate websites, during preparation for the 2015 AFAF Campaign March 9, 2015. AFAF campaign is underway in Izmir Story by Tanju Varl 425th Air Base Squadron Host Nation Adviser The Air Force Assistance Fund annual drive begins in Izmir March 24 and will run through May 1. This years campaign, Commitment to Caring, is in full swing, and anyone in the Izmir military community can contribute to the AFAF. The AFAF was established as an annual effort to raise funds for the charitable affiliates that provide support to the Air Force family (active duty, retirees, reservists, guards and their dependents, including surviving spouses) in need. When you think of Commitment to Caring, you think of the Air Force Assistance Fund, said Master Sgt. Derrick Drennan, 425th Air Base Squadron security forces flight chief and the AFAF representative for the squadron. A time when active duty and retired Airmen can contribute to the four charities: the Air Force Villages, the Air Force Aid Society, the General and Mrs. Curtis E. LeMay Foundation and the Air Force Enlisted Village. Helping our wingmen and their families is a part of our core values. By contributing an extra dollar, you can help a young boy or girl go to college, a widow mother feed her children, provide better health care for retired people and much more. Giving and reaping the benefits to see others happy is what the AFAF is all about. The AFAF is known as the Air Forces effort to take care of their own with four separate programs: The Air Force Villages Foundation provides care to retired Air Force officer widows who need financial assistance. The Air Force Aid Society provides Airmen and their families with worldwide emergency financial assistance. The General and Mrs. Curtis E. LeMay Foundation provides rent and financial assistance to enlisted and officer retirees and their spouses in need. The Air Force Enlisted Vi llage provides homes to surviving spouses of enlisted Air Force members. Members in Izmir can make contributions in cash, check, money order or allotment. Please see or call one of your points of contact to donate: MSgt Derrick Drennan, 425th ABS securit y forces, at DSN 6756773 or MSgt Siam Bean, 425th ABS security manager at 6756705. Celebrate St. Patricks Day at the Izmir Club (see details on Page 4)


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 F orce 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 submissio ns must be emailed or provided on a computer 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 Associated Press Style Book and Briefing on Media Law. Use caution at controlled railroad crossings 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 ch annels havent been able to resolve them. To submit an action line, e mail: or complete a form at NATO Building # 1 or the Izmir Consolidated Center entry control point. Do you contribute to the Air Force Assistance Fund ? Staff Sgt. Chadd Smith 425th Air Base Squadron Finance Yes, I give to the Air Force Assistance Fund to support the Air Force family active duty, retirees, reservists, g uards and their dependents, including surviving spouses in need. Tech. Sgt. Nancy Rouse, 425th Air Base Squadron Commanders Support Staff Yes, I contribute to the Air Force Aid Society through the AFAF The AFAS helps our airmen and their famili es during financial emergencies by either approving a nointerest loan or granting a lump sum for immediate emergencies. By donating to the AFAS, I feel Im giving back to my Air Force family. 2


Congratulations to Team Izmirs newest senior master sergeant select s: Master Sgt. John Crane, 425th Air Base Squa dron Commanders Support Staff Master Sgt. Christopher Richards, NATO Communications and Information Agency Lt. Col. John Thomas, 425th Air Base Squadron commander, presents a memento to Master Sgt. John Crane, 425th Air Base Squadron superintendent, for being selected for promotion to the rank of senior master sergeant at NATO March 6, 2015. By Michael Zimmerman 425th Air Base Squadron Safety Manager The transportati on infrastructure in T rkiye presents many challenges to all who drive. One such infrastructure system is the controlled railroad crossing. One question I ask myself when coming to a controlled railroad crossing is does this crossing gate actually work ? You should be asking yourself the same question. Do you really want to bet your life that it does? Ill bet the driver of the team bus for the Samsunspor football club asked himself the same question on Feb. 7. The following is an excerpt from an artic le in the Feb. 8, 2012 edition of the Zaman newspaper: Recep Terzi said that while entering the city, he had to cross over a grade crossing where trains pass and added: It was midnight. The ramps were up when I was about to cross. While slowly crossing, I realized a train was approaching and had its lights off. I immediately accelerated. After I stepped on the gas, the train hit the left back wheel of the bus and pushed us aside. If I had not seen the train at the last second, it would have hit the midd le of the bus and that would have led to great damage and could have even cost many lives. The players awoke in panic; many later said they were lucky to have survived. There are many lessons to be learned from the real life experiences of others and t his is a perfect example of such a lesson. The next time you come to a controlled railroad crossing, ask yourself if it is working, and how do you know? The simple answer is to try to minimize the risk. For example, in the U.S., school bus drivers are required by law to come to a complete stop, look both ways to ensure the track is clear, and proceed when able. You should use the same procedures as school bus drivers do. The potential cost of not doing so could be catastrophic. No matter what, use caution at railroad crossings to prevent possible fatal accidents from happening. 3


MOVIE NIGHT AT THE IZMIR CLUB THIS COMING SATURDAY March 14, 2015 March 14, 2015 5.30 p.m. 8 p .m Penguins of Madagascar Horrible Bosses 2 (PG ) ( R ) Penguins of Madagascar Plot Summary: Skipper, Kowalski, Rico and Private join forces with undercover organization The North Wind to stop the villainous Dr. Octavius Brine from destroying the world as we know it. Horrible Bosses 2 Plot Summary: Dale, Kurt and Nick decide to start their own business but things don't go as planned because of a slick investor, prompting the trio to pull off a harebrained and misguided kidnapping scheme. Out and About Izmir International Puppet Days Festival (March 5 22, 2015) A view from a puppet exhibition of the Puppet Treasures from Burgas State Puppet Theaters Collection at the State Art and Sculpture Museum by the Lozan Gate at the Izmir International Fair as part of one of the venues of the ninth Izmir International Puppet Days Festival. Forty theater companies from 23 countries are bringing 42 productions to Izmir with the ninth Izmir International Puppet Days Festiva l which runs from March 5 to March 22. Thirty eight venues across the city of Izmir will host 153 performances throughout the festival What can you find in the Izmir International Puppet Days Festival? Numerous puppet performances, puppet making worksh ops for children, workshops for adults, puppet exhibitions and many more puppets. Puppets, each of which are more fun than the other, are meeting at the festival to add new colors and excitement to the lives of puppet lovers. For further information and t he full program visit the festivals website Dayl ight saving time starts March 30: T rkiye is springing forward. Do not forget to set your clocks and watches ahead an hour at 3 a.m. March 30. 4