TALKING TRK YE MAY 29, 2015 N EWSLETTER VOL. 9 NO. 10 Serving Izmir Air Station Trkiy e The long hot summer Courtesy of the 425th Air Base Squadron Medical Aid Station High temperatures and humidity stress t he bodys ability to cool down and heat illnesses become a sp ecial concern. There are three major forms of heat illnesses: heat cramps, heat exhaustion and heat stroke, with stroke being lif e threatening. Heat Cramps Heat cramps are muscle spasms which usually affect the arms, legs or stomach. Heat cramps are caused by heavy sweating. Drinking water is not enough because it doesnt replace the salt and potassium lost. Although heat cramps can be quite painful, they usually dont result in permanent damage. To prevent them, drink electrolyte solutions such as sports drinks during the day and try eating more fruits like bananas. Heat Exhaustion Heat exhaustion is more serious than heat cramps. It occurs when the bodys internal air conditioning system is overworked, but hasnt completely shut down. The surface blood vessels and capillaries, which originally enlarge to cool the blood, collapse from loss of body fluids and necessary minerals. The symp toms of heat exhaustion include headache, heavy sweating, intense thirst, dizziness, fatigue, loss of coordination, nausea and impaired judgment. People suffering these symptoms should be moved to a cool location such as shade or air conditioned building. Have them lie down with their feet slightly elevated. Loosen their clothing, apply cool and wet clothe s or fan them. Have them drink water or electrolyte drinks. Try to cool them down and have them checked by medical personnel. Heat Stroke He at stroke is a lifethreatening illness with a high death rate. It occurs when the body has depleted its supply of water and salt, and the victims body temperature rises to deadly levels. It should be noted that heat stroke is sometimes mistaken for heart attack, so it is important to be able to recognize the signs and the symptoms of heat stroke. The early symptoms of heat stroke include a high body temperature; usually with the absence of sweating; hot, red, flushed and dry skin; rapid pulse; and difficulty breathing. Advanced symptoms may be seizure or convulsions, collapse, loss of consciousness and a body temperature of more than 108 degrees It is vital to lower a heat str oke victims body temperature, and every second count s. Move to a cool area, pour water on and fan the person, and apply cold packs to the armpits, back of the neck and groin. Call 112, and get an ambulance as soon as possible. Information taken from the Oklahoma State University sources. Ramad an, The Month of Fasting Muslims observe the Holy Month o f Ramad an from June 1 8 to July 1 6. Fasting is observed from sunrise to sunset every day.
Editorial Staff 425th Air Base Squadron Commander Lt. Col. John M. Thomas 425th Air Base Squadron Director o f 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 firstname.lastname@example.org and at 425abs. email@example.com 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 L ine 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: firstname.lastname@example.org or complete a form at NAT O Building # 1 or the Izmir Consolidated Center entry control point. M emorial Day : Time to honor fallen Lt. Gen. John Nicholson, NATO Headquarters Allied Land Command Izmir commander, lays a wreath at Karaba Memorial Day wreath laying ceremony. Lt. Gen. Nicholson gave the keynote speech May 25, 2015, in Izmir, T rkiye. Lt. Col. John Thomas, 425th Air Base Squadron commander; Master Sgt. Edgardo Pineda, 425th ABS acting first sergeant; Lt. Gen. John Nicholson, NATO Headquarters Allied Land Command Izmir commander; salute after laying the U.S. Air Force wreath during a US Memorial Day joint wreath l aying ceremony at Karaba rkiye. The Izmir U.S. military community recognizes U.S. Memorial Day to honor fallen warriors with a joint service wreath laying ceremony at Karaba Cemetery May 2 5, 2015 in Izmir, T rkiye. 2
ge famous for its tradition and youll see traditional Anatolian style houses piled up one after another on the slopes of the Sel rince, a quaint mountain hideaway 425th Air Base Squadron Host Nation Adviser After enjoying a weekend at Ku s bustling seaside restaurants and resorts, you may want to slow things down with a relaxing brunch as a guest in one of the many bedandbreakfast type eateries at quaint mountain village famous for its tradition and is also a great stopping point before visiting the nearby ancient sites of Sel uk and Ephesus. V isitors park at the t owns entrance and make their way on foot through the narrow streets and steep hills of the village. Although the streets are lined with vendors selling everything from olive oil soap and herbal remedies to clothing and trinkets, is most wellknow n for its wine. There are many reasonably priced wine vendors in the town selling 20 different flavors of wine, including blackberry, strawberry, melon and mulberry, for around 10 to 15 Turkish Lira a bottle. You may also want to pick up a few loaves of homemade bread and bottles of olive oil, both of which are popular throughout T rkiye. While climbing the hills of youll see traditional Anatolianstyle houses piled up one after another on the slopes of the Seluk Mountains. Many of the families living in these houses invite visitors to eat gzleme, a tortilla like pastry filled with cheese, potato, eggplant spinach and ground beef as well as drink homemade wine. known for their gzleme, a tortilla like pastry filled with cheese, potato, eggplant, spinach and ground beef. Village women bake g zleme on round sheet ovens over wood fires. Village women bake gzleme on round sheet ovens over wood fires. With great skill and patience they roll dough into thin sheets using a rolling pin. The sheets are then layered and folded into various shapes before being filled. Most of the houses offer a beautiful view of the village and mountain landscape. The village, which has two churches and one monastery, has managed to preserve its original architectural design. St. John preached during the latter days of his lif e at one of the churches. In one of the churchs courtyard there is a wishing well where locals claim if you can get your coin to fall into a hole inside the well ; your wish will come true. Dont be surprised if you hear many different languages while you are at The relaxing getaway attracts people from all walks of life. is located 8 kilometers up in the eastern Sel uk mountains Sel uk is located 73 kilometers from Izmir and contains some of T rkiye s most important historical assets, natural beauties and the Christian worlds most sacred churches. So if you have the time, I would recommend visiting western Trkiye, lunch at one of the bedandbreakfast type eateries s top ping by the Christian church where St. John gave sermons and mak ing a wish at the well 3
MOVIE NIGHT AT THE IZMIR CLUB THIS COMING SATURDAY May 30, 2015 May 30, 2015 5.30 p.m. 8 p .m. Paddington Seventh Son (PG ) (PG 13) Paddington Plot Summary: A young Peruvian bear travels to London in search of a home. Finding himself lost and alone at Paddington Station, he meets the kindly Brown family, who offer him a temporary haven. Seventh Son Plot Summary: When Mother Malkin, the queen of evil witches, escapes the pit she was imprisoned in by professional monster hunter Spook decades ago and kills his apprentice, he recruits young Tom, the seventh son of the seventh son, to help him JUST A FRIENDLY REMINDER FROM THE SAFETY OFFICE: Swimming Safety Make sure you have at least one BUDDY with you when swimming. Avoid staying in direct sunlight for extended periods of time. Avoid eating heavily before swimming. Do not go swimming while intoxicated. Do not use inflatable toys in the water under windy conditions. Make sure you drink enough water. Make sure you are prepared. Include sun block and other items with you. Know when to call it quits! Dont overdo it. Come back home in time to give yourself time to rest and recover. Air Show T rkiye 2015 celebrations 104th anniversary of the Turkish Air Force Locals of Izmir enjoy the excitement and pride of the Turkish Air Force s 100th year with the Turkish nation and visitors from o ther countries watching the Turkish Stars aerobatic team s performance during the Air Show T rkiye 2011 celebrations at Izmir, T rkiye, June 4, 2011 Air Show T rkiye 2015 celebrations at will mark the 104th anniversary of the Turkish Air Force May 31, 2015. Celebrations start at 10 a.m. and end at 6 p.m. A view from the Turkish Stars aerobatic teams performance during the Air Show T rkiye 2011 celebrations at 4