39th ABW command chief visits Izmir Chief Master Sgt. Vegas Clark, 39th Air Base Wing command chief, took time during his visit to Izmir to meet and speak with Airmen during an NCO call March 20, 2015. Clark addressed a wide range of issues and sought out Airmens views on missionrelated issues and other concerns. TALKING TRK YE MARCH 27, 2015 N EWSLETTER VOL. 9 NO. 6 Serving Izmir Air Station Trkiy e Easy ways to improve your workspace comfort By Michael Zimmerman 425th Air Base Squadron Safety Manager Work space discomfort can lead to aches and pains in t he back and neck muscles and cause fatigue that can increase stress. Uncomfortable working conditions can create short term physical problems such as headaches and eyestrain. More serious problems, such as back pain, can develop over time. Work space com fort can be improved by making these simple changes: Adjust your computer. Set the computer so a members eyes look slightly downward at the screen. Ty ping materials should be at eye level. Im prove lighting. Fine tune work space lighting with a desk lamp that allows a member to adjust the light angle. Reduce glare. Reposition the computer terminal so it is perpendicular to a window. A member has a bright reflection off the screen when a person sit s with their back to ward a window and if facing a window, a member is looking at a dark screen against a bright background. Use a glarereducing screen that attac hes to the terminal if you are unable to reposition the computer. Add a footrest. While sitting, raising the feet and legs makes sitting mor e comfortable, helps relieve pressure on the back and legs and improves circulation. Take a break. Briefly rest eyes every 30 minutes or so. Spend 10 to 30 seconds looking across the room or out a window. Take a 10minute break every two hours. Get up and move around to relieve stress and reduce muscle tension. For questions and concerns about improving a work space or for a personal survey of your area, contact 425th Air Base Squadron ground safety manager at DSN 675 6748.
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 offic ial 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 email@example.com and at 425abs. firstname.lastname@example.org 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 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. Get your hands off the reli cs! Commentary by Dilek Nam 425th Air Base Squadron Legal Advisor T rkiye often referred to as the c radle of many civilizations, is like an open air museum. There are many historical sites where no one is present to guard the grounds. When you visi t a histor ical site, if you take a piece of stone from the walkway, even one so small that you may not see any wrong in taking it back home as souvenir, it may still get you in big trouble. In a historical site like Ephesus, each and every stone is cons idered antique. You cannot keep them or move them All underground and underwater artifacts found belong to Trkiye. Not everything that looks old is an antique, but it has the potential to be one. If you are unsure, ask for the assistance of an expert This can be a museum official or an officer from the Ministry of Culture and Tourism working at tourist information desks. In 1983 the Antiquities Law went into effect which identifies movable and immovable cultural and natural assets. What are movable assets? All kinds of movable cultural and natural assets belong to geological, prehistoric and historical periods which either have a value as a document from the viewpoint of geology, anthropology, prehistory, protohistory, archaeology, history of art and ethnography or reflect the social, cultural technical and scientific characteristics and the level of the period they are related t o, or have characteristics that are very rare and precious (Commentary continued from Page 3) 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: email@example.com or complete a form at NATO Building # 1 or the Izmir Consolidated Center entry control point. 2
Press warning There have been s everal instances where local reporters ask for interviews with servicemembers and civilians on m ilitary installations. They may request photos and informati on about the mission and people of the base. Squadron members are reminded they should immediately contact the 425th Air Base Squadron public affairs office when approached by the press for information. For more information, call 425th Air Base Squadron p ublic affairs office at DSN 6756698. Dayl ight saving time starts March 29: T rkiye is springing forward. Do not forget to set your clocks and watches ahead an hour at 3 a.m. March 29. G et your hands off the relics! (Commentary continued from Page 2) Due to their importance in Turkish national history, documents and goods that have a historical value related to the National War of Liberation, and the establishment of the Turkish Republ ic or personal belongings of Mustafa Kemal Atatrk, the first president of T rkiye. Immovable cultural and natural assets to be preserved are classified as: Natural asset s to be preserv ed and immovable cultural items that we re made before the end of 19th C entury. Immovable cultural items that were made after the 19th Century but due to their importance and uniqueness, their preservation is required by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism. Immovable cultural assets within the site areas. Due to t heir importance in Turkish national history, regardless of time concept or registration, buildings and areas which have been the scene of a great historical event in the National War of Liberation or establishment of the Turkish Republic and houses of Must afa Kemal Atatrk. Rock graves, stones with inscriptions, picture or reliefs, caves with pictures, artificial mounds or hills, tumuli, acropolis and necropolis, ruins, castles, forts, towers, and historical buildings, remnants of old monuments and walls frescoes, mosaics, and similar immovable cultural items are exampl es of immovable cultural assets. Historical caves, rock dwellings, trees or group of trees with characteristics and similar items are example of immovable natural assets. Individuals w illfully causing damage to the immovable cultural items and natural assets to be preserved in any way will be sentenced to 2to 5 years of heavy imprisonment and fines. If these acts are committed in order to smuggle the assets out of country, penalties w ill be doubled. Individuals violating the restriction on taking out of the country will be sentenced to from 5 to 10 years of heavy imprisonment and fines. The artifacts will be confiscated and delivered to a museum. For more information, call the Iz m ir Archaeological Museum at 4890796 or the 425th Air Base Squadron legal office at DSN 6756805. 3
MOVIE NIGHT AT THE IZMIR C LUB THIS COMING SATURDAY March 28, 2015 March 28, 2015 5.30 p.m. 8 p .m. Taken 3 Unbroken (PG 13) (PG 13) Taken 3 Plot Summary: Ex government operative Bryan Mills is accused of a ruthless murder he nev er committed or witnessed. As he is tracked and pursued, Mills brings out his particular set of skills to find the true killer and clear his name. Unbroken Plot Summary: After a near fatal plane crash in WWII, Olympian Louis Zamperini spends a harrowing 47 days in a raft with two fellow crewmen before he's caught by the Japanese navy and sent to a prisoner of war camp. 4