Incirlik best in small Air Force bases — again
For the second year in a row, the 39th Services Squadron at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, has been named tops in the Air Force for small bases.
The squadron received the Maj. Gen. Eugene L. Eubank Services Award after being judged to have demonstrated the best leadership, management, customer focus and operational results at a base with fewer than 6,000 personnel during the past year.
According to Lt. Col. Jeff Linskens, commander of the 39th Services Squadron, it is the first squadron to win the Air Force award two years in a row. This year it also received its third U.S. Air Forces in Europe Eubanks award.
Incirlik cited a variety of accomplishments that led to its selection, from fitness center renovations to reorganization of the base library children’s room. Thirteen Incirlik staff members also ran USAFE’s largest tent city, providing lodging for more than 2,000 people. The tent city had a library, recreation lounge, fitness facility and field kitchens.
The Air Force message announcing the Eubanks awards also listed several individual Services awards, including three for Ramstein Air Base, Germany, for its community center, family child care program, and information, tickets and travel office; one for RAF Lakenheath, England, for its skills development program; and one for RAF Mildenhall, England, for its training program.