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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University of Florida
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Squadron announces awards The winners of the squadrons quarterly awards (January through March) were announced recently. Winners are: TALKING TRK YE APRIL 10, 2015 N EWSLETTER VOL. 9 NO. 7 Serving Izmir Air Station Trkiy e A irman of the Quarter: Senior Airman Anjelika Evans Martinez SNCO of the Quarter: Master Sgt. Derrick D rennan CGO of the Quarter: Capt. Jeremy Bastian Civilian of the Quarter: (Category I) mer Tezcan Civilian of the Quarter: (Category II) NCO of the Quarter: Tech. Sgt. Kimberly Gaines Congratulations to Team Izmirs newest master sergean t U.S. Air Force Senior Master Sergeant select John Crane (right), 425th Air Base Squadron superintendent ; and U.S. Army Sergeant First Class Foster Garner (left), United States Army NATO National Support Element detachment sergeant; pin master sergeant stripes on Tech. Sgt. Keishe Oliver 425th ABS unit train ing manager during a promotion ceremony at the Izmir Club March 27, 2015. Capt. David Bresser 4 25th ABS director of operations presents a promotion certificate to Keishe Oliver 425th ABS unit training manager for her pr omotion to the rank of Master Sergeant during a promotion cer emony at the Izmir Club


Air Force Safety Center sponsors Fall Protection Focus weeks By Michael Zimmerman 425th Air Base Squadron Safety Manager Air Force Ground Safety will sponsor Fall Protection Focus weeks from May 4 to May 15. This initiative is a partnership with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and National Institute for Occupational Safety and Healths campaign, National Safety StandDown. During the twoweek focus, Air Force ground safety professionals will remind all active duty, guard, reserve, civilians, and family members of the dangers of preventable falls. Fall protection or prevention is not only for activities related to heights that are encountered every day onthe job, but also includes, for example, falls that can happen because of wet floors or obstacles on a walkway, said Bill Parsons, Air Force chief of ground safety. We want every one to remember that preventable falls are inexcusable and that we must continue to do all we can to protect ourselves and each other. F or more information, contact Michael Zimmerman, 425th Air Base Squadron safety manager, at DSN 6756748. Izmir celebrates womens history month Arzu Kaya, 425th Air Base Squadron realty clerk, speaks at a Womens History Month luncheon at the Izmir Club March 26, 2015. Kaya, the keynote speaker explained womens roles in T rkiye and their numerous accomplishments that shaped up the course of Turkish history. 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 Departm ent 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 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. Acti on 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 complete a form at NATO Building # 1 or the Izmir Consolidated Center entry control point. P hoto by Staff Sgt. Crystal Dail 2


Selling, shipping, donating your POV Commentary by TMO Personal Property and Quality Control Specialist Having a Privately Owned Vehicle at Izmir is a unique entitlement as Izmir is a 12 month unaccompanied tour. However, the ent itlement of having a POV in Izmir also includes meeting all t he bureaucratic challenges and what can seem to be convoluted requirements of Turkish Traffic Laws and Turkish Customs Requirements. This i s especially true when you want to sell or ship your POV. Becaus e of the required steps mandated by Turkish law for s elling, shipping or donating your POV t o Turkish Customs, waiting a week or two before your scheduled departure to begin taking care of those requirements could delay your departure from T rkiye It also can create additional costs for you. All personnel should know the following facts about shipping or selling a POV: If you have a POV that was manufactured for Turkish, European and/or Japan markets, almost certainly it will not meet US safety and environmental standards and cannot be shipped to US and/or any US possessions (including Guam, Puerto Rico, etc.) If you want to sell your car, it must first be deregistered through the Turkish Traffic System. After you receive the deregistration form, the legal office will prepare the bill of sale Then its time to visit the Traffic Management Office to complete the required paperwork. Dont forget to bring the deregistration for m and bill of sale with you. The last step is that both you and the buyer must bring the vehicle to the Izmir Customs Offices at the Izmir Port to process the transfer. This is always an all day affair. Note : Tu rkish Customs will normally not accept a Power of Attorney to allow someone other than the owner to do this processing unless you are using a licensed Turkish Customs broker. Onl y in rare and emergency type situations (i.e. medical evacuation, etc.) will Turkis h Customs recognize a Power of A ttorney and it must be a Turkish Power of Attorney obtained from a local notary). Finally, selling you r car does not require you to have your permanent change of station orders. Selling your car can be done at any time. Also, if you cannot sell or ship your POV, your only other option is to donate it to Turkish Customs and that procedure is very similar to selling a POV. Shipping your POV requires three distinct actions: 1) Deregister ing your POV through the Turkish Traffic System, 2) Bring the required paperwork to Vehicle Processing Center representative, 3) Bring your POV to the VPC. We are aware that shipping, selling and/or donating a car to Turkish Customs can be a cumbersome and bureaucratic process. Do not wait until the last minute to begin the steps necessary to resolve your POV situation. POV owners should begin this process at a minimum of three full weeks prior to their anticipated departure and even sooner is better. 3


MOVIE NIGHT AT THE IZMIR CLUB THIS COMING SATURDAY April 11 2015 April 11 2015 5.30 p.m. 8 p .m. Top Five The Pyramid (R ) (R ) Top Five Plot Summary: A comedian tries to make it as a serious actor when his reality TV star fiance talks him into broadcasting their wedding on her TV show. The Pyramid Plot Summary: An archaeological team attempts to unlock the secrets of a lost pyramid only to find themselves hunted by an insidious creature. OUT & ABOUT Courtesy Visit to Izmir Metropolitan Municipality Aziz Koca Mayor of Izmir, presents a plaque to Lt. Col. John Thomas, 425th Air Base Squadron commander, during a courtesy visit March 20, 2015. Kocao 10th in the Top Ten Mayors of the World 2014, organized by the City Mayors Foundation's World Mayor Pr oject since 2004. Courtesy Visit to Izmir Family and Social Policies Directorate Lt. Col. John Thomas, 425th ABS commander, presents a plaque to Nesim Izmir Family and Social Policies Director, during a courtesy visit March 13, 2015. Tan donations of the Izmir community members and the squadron about the local outreach projects Photo by Sedef Gleray zcan Courtesy Photo W eekend forecast Sat urday : Partly Sunny with a high of 60 F and low of 40 F Sunday : Partly Sunny with a h igh of 6 2 F and low of 4 1 F 4