Contact information for key programs and services at this installation.
When you arrive at your new installation, you’ll need to follow installation-specific procedures. Each installation and service handles in-processing differently. Here, you can find installation-specific guidelines and a list of documents to bring with you when checking- in. Reach out to the contacts provided if you have specific questions.
Please report to the Command Support Staff within one duty day of arrival for in-processing. All military personnel are authorized a civilian clothing allowance. Make sure this is on your Permanent Change of Station Orders prior to departing your current duty station. Please request information through your current assigned Military Personnel Flight. They will need to reference the Foreign Clearance Guide. A copy of your NATO orders will be required.
Commander’s Support Staff: DSN 314-675-6704 Comm. +090-232-455-6704
There is a mandatory Newcomer's Orientation held once a month, the 2nd Thursday of every month. Your sponsor should help you get settled during your first few days on station. Also 425 Air Base Squadron Military and Family Readiness Center and other support agencies will be there to help you.
In addition please feel free to contact the 425 Air Base Squadron Military & Family Readiness Center at DSN: 314-675-6638 or Commercial 011-90-232-455-6638 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Documents to Travel With or Apply for in Advance of Arriving:
Active Duty US Military members are not mandated to obtain a Tourist passport for travel to Turkey, unless they have a PPC (Personnel Processing Code) that requires them to obtain one. However, a U.S. Tourist Passport is required for leisure travel outside of Turkey and to set up many utilities and services. It is highly encouraged you get one prior to arriving to Izmir.
Active Duty US Military members need to enter/exit Turkey using their military ID card and NATO travel orders. Military members MUST have NATO travel orders stamped with blue ink and a blue ink signature. The customs control at the Turkish airport will “red stamp” your NATO Orders. Do not use your Tourist passport to get into the country!
DOD Civilian employees will need to have an official no-fee (burgundy color) passport prior to coming to Izmir because they do not get NATO Orders. Upon arrival you will also have to request a “Turkish Resident Permit” (the Incirlik CPO has the details on that or ask the 425 ABS Legal Office for guidance).
There is also a U.S. Izmir Consulate if you need to apply or renew your U.S. Tourist Passport. The email address is: Izmir@state.gov.
It is highly recommended to start the application process to get a FIN prior to your arrival to Turkey. Your FIN is used to purchase things like cell phones/SIM cards, internet services, registering a vehicle, opening a Turkish bank account and paying rent. Your sponsor can assist you with starting this application process once you have your orders.
When you have your travel dates to arrive in Izmir your sponsor can assist you with obtaining a hotel room. There are five available hotel options with military rates all within walking distance of the ICC. There is no Temporary Lodging Facilities in Izmir. Pets are limited to the Swiss Grand Efes Otel and Izmir Marriot Hotel. In order for you sponsor to assist you with a reservation you will need to complete a fillable Room Reservation Request memorandum and an Official Duty Hotel Travel memorandum.
Your sponsor can be a huge asset to you by sending you information on Izmir your duty section the local community, things to do and places to go. You will receive a “Izmir Welcome Guide” with information on Izmir facilities, programs, the city and the local community. In addition please feel free to contact the 425 Air Base Squadron Military & Family Readiness Center at DSN: 314-675-6638 or Commercial 011-90-232-455-6638 or email the M&FRC Point of contact. The email address is listed on the Cover page of the "Izmir Welcome Guide".