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April 9th 2015
08:32:47 AM
What's your name?  

Tracy Valentine

How long were you in Turkey?  

two years - 1970-72

How did you find this website?  

search \' Karamursel\'

Where are you now located?  

Somerset, KY

What was your Turkish Experience/Connection?  

My father was assigned to Det. 63 at KCDI. I was 7 when we arrived, 9 when we left (52 now). We lived in Yalova for a while, then got housing on base. Wonderful memories, still think about some of my friends there and wonder what they\'re doing. One of my favorite memories was being at the playground near the fence along the highway passing in front of base. A gypsy troupe was passing by. They had a dancing bear that did a little performance for us while we stood and watched from the other side of the fence.

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Would love to hear from any of my friends if they still remember me. It\'s been a long time.

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March 28th 2015
03:24:38 PM
What's your name?  

Edwin Ward

How long were you in Turkey?  

19 months 1963 to 1964

How did you find this website?  

search engine

Where are you now located?  

Maine

What was your Turkish Experience/Connection?  

Stationed at Tuslog Det 28 as R brancher worked as T branch.
Had a great time.

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Just looking for old friends from the Navy.

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February 23rd 2015
10:59:02 PM
What's your name?  

valentina

How long were you in Turkey?  

3 years

How did you find this website?  

internet

Where are you now located?  

Birmingham, Alabama, USA

What was your Turkish Experience/Connection?  

Couldn\'t be written any better. Reading this post reminds me of my old room mate! He always kept talking about this. I will forward this article to him. Pretty sure he will have a good read. Thanks for sharing!

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Your website give me really powerful specifics. I want to say thanks to those peoples who contribute to this post. thanks. please keep posting.
americaphonelookup

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February 15th 2015
08:51:11 PM
What's your name?  

Terry Duddy

Looking for anyone in particular?  

Brad Bivens

How long were you in Turkey?  

3 years

Where are you now located?  

Torrance ca

What was your Turkish Experience/Connection?  

Excellent job & ecperience while in Air Force

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Loved Turkey

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January 26th 2015
05:21:28 PM
What's your name?  

David Moss

Looking for anyone in particular?  

High School classmates 70/71

Where are you now located?  

Sout Carolina

What was your Turkish Experience/Connection?  

Father worked in elephant cage.

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Would love to hear from classmates.

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January 21st 2015
06:57:11 PM
What's your name?  

David Coldiron

Looking for anyone in particular?  

John Paul Jones vii, Jack Skinner, Keenan Vesack, Ricky Johnson

How long were you in Turkey?  

70-71. 18 months

How did you find this website?  

Googled

Where are you now located?  

Loveland, Colorado

What was your Turkish Experience/Connection?  

What a great time learning a new culture. The beach, throwing rocks at the Russian subs, teen club, the gym, bowling alley,running wild and just being a carefree kid.

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Would love to hear from anyone that was there at the same time.

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January 21st 2015
12:06:39 PM
What's your name?  

James (Gindy) Gindlesperger

How long were you in Turkey?  

1968-1972 Karamursel. 1985-1986 BSRS Ankara

Where are you now located?  

Bend Or

What was your Turkish Experience/Connection?  

I loved Turkey. In fact when I left Ankara in 86 I thought I might eventually move there.

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This is an update to a previous post as my Email has changed. gindy@web4mix.com

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December 17th 2014
12:35:04 PM
What's your name?  

Ronald Erickson

Looking for anyone in particular?  

Granham T. King

How long were you in Turkey?  

June 1964-June 1966

How did you find this website?  

Friend

Where are you now located?  

Arizona

What was your Turkish Experience/Connection?  

Stationed at Karamursel Air Base.

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December 4th 2014
02:13:25 AM
What's your name?  

Ernie Rossi

Looking for anyone in particular?  

scott see, larry combs, rick arajio,

How long were you in Turkey?  

74 & 75

How did you find this website?  

surf

Where are you now located?  

arizona

What was your Turkish Experience/Connection?  

Charlie flight. Dittie bopper,, 74 & 75

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would like to chat with anyone that remembers their time there.

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October 18th 2014
07:33:11 AM
What's your name?  

James Abbit (Jim)

Looking for anyone in particular?  

Workmates at ops and AFEX Friends

How long were you in Turkey?  

1965-1966

How did you find this website?  

Net Search

Where are you now located?  

106 Indian Prairie Ln. Union, Mo. 63084

What was your Turkish Experience/Connection?  

Was a young morse intercept operator, (2-T) freshly from Onna Point, Okinawa.

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Married my wife Fatma, a local girl and Tom-Pane employee who worked at the Exchange on-base. We lived for a short time in Karamursel village before leaving the Air Force and returning to the ZI (1967).

Returned to visit family there in Yalova several times over the years, so the kids would have an appreciation for the other half of their culture. Our oldest son returns regularly to spend time with his Aunts, Uncles, and Cousins. He speaks a bit of Turkish and enjoys the summers there.

Fatma and I visited two summers ago, having been away since before the earthquake. We saw many old friends and family. We also found the sleepy little hamlet of Yalova had grown up. Yalova today boasts a population of 160,000 (including the outskirts). Mostly rebuilt after the earthquake, the canal that once ran past the old American civic center downtown, is one of the few landmarks to be found. Of course, Ataturk Farm remains as does the Termal (resort). But now there are modern Hospitals, a University, several textile mills, and a rather large shopping mall.

The airbase is still there, part of the Turk military mission.

We took the bus to Karamursel Village (now a full fledged City) and saw our old apartment house. In the 60s, there were very few Americans living on that side of the base. The highway wasn\'t built yet, just a 2 lane dirt road. Now its a modern 4 lane divided pavement. Wider in some places.

That assignment to Turkey certainly changed our lives. Fatma and I will soon celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary. We are retired now and after raising 4 kids (all living in different U.S. states) have time to review.

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October 14th 2014
08:40:45 AM
What's your name?  

Larry Ezell

How long were you in Turkey?  

71-72

Where are you now located?  

Tupelo, Ms

What was your Turkish Experience/Connection?  

Charlie Flt, I worked in SWAMP section, I\'ll never forget the sound of that signal, Russians knew we were listening, hah. Great bunch of guys and gals, however I do remember the first \"WAF\" to be stationed there, guys looked at her like a cow looking at a new gate. I was a dirt poor 2 striper living in Yalova but me and the wife enjoyed everything we could afford to do. Club drinks wre cheap. I noticed today wire reports say U.S. is trying to reach agreement with Turkey to use key air base, KCDI has an air strip, I hate ISIS and the war, but wouldnt that be nostalgic?

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October 1st 2014
02:33:05 AM
What's your name?  

George Worley

How long were you in Turkey?  

from 1970 to 1971

How did you find this website?  

Search for Boy Scout Camp in Turky

Where are you now located?  

Kentucky

What was your Turkish Experience/Connection?  

My father was station in Izmir, Turkey while I was in the 5th and 6th Grade.

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I am just taken a trip down memory lane trying to remember one of the best times in my life

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September 27th 2014
06:48:28 PM
What's your name?  

Carmine Taffuri (TAFF)

How long were you in Turkey?  

Jan. 1970-June 1971

How did you find this website?  

search Karamursel

Where are you now located?  

New Jersey

What was your Turkish Experience/Connection?  

I loved the time I was stationed there. I was a X2 on Dog Flight.

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Flt. Cmdr. was Lt. Joseph Luke, and CMsgt. Colasante was Flt. top Nco, if memory serves me. Had some fun times in the Airmen's club, and the the NCO club. Spent some great days on the beach, and plenty of trips to The Bull. The country was beautiful. I keep telling my wife I'd like to take her there, but with the political situation the way it is, she's not having any of that.

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September 16th 2014
02:50:06 PM
What's your name?  

Patricia L. Zweig-Franson

How long were you in Turkey?  

15 months

How did you find this website?  

accidentally while checking out Turkey\'s involvement with strikes against Isis on 9.16.2014

Where are you now located?  

San Antonio, Texas

What was your Turkish Experience/Connection?  

I was the 22 year old spouse of my husband, Glenn M. Franson, who was a Morse Code Interceptor "Ditty Bop" stationed at Karamursel, AFB. We lived "on the economy" in Yalova because he didn't have enought rank to bring me over (took a Charter Flight which cost $800 one-way in 1969!) and didn't have enough rank to have on-base housing.

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Would love to reconnect with anyone stationed with him from December 1968 through April 1970.

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September 3rd 2014
07:49:05 PM
What's your name?  

Glen Nelson

Looking for anyone in particular?  

no

How long were you in Turkey?  

no

How did you find this website?  

would have been my next duty station had I stayed in the Navy

Where are you now located?  

Knoxvillle, Tennessee

What was your Turkish Experience/Connection?  

I was a CTR3 at Northwest, Va - I had been to HFDF school but due to the need I volunteered for DIRSUP. I went on 3 missions. I was due for re-up and the advancements were real slow due to the cutbacks from Nam 1974 - it took me a long time to make E-4 - PNA\'d first time - when I sat down second time I barely had to take test I had so many points - I passed test with flying colors - got rank Nov but did not get strip until March. I was fed up and got out. I had done everything for CTR2 but I figured it would take me forever to make Chief so I got out and became a Computer Programmer - Made lots more money but not as good of a retirement - anyway - my next duty station was to be Turkey - Good think I got out.

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My first tour was Linkou, Taiwan, Then to Northwest Virginia - with lots of TAD at both places....

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August 31st 2014
04:36:39 AM
What's your name?  

jim morris

Looking for anyone in particular?  

old timers from KAS

How long were you in Turkey?  

18 months, sept 62 - feb 64

How did you find this website?  

search Karamursel

Where are you now located?  

Indiana

What was your Turkish Experience/Connection?  

Served 18 months. Det94..USAFSS. K292 non morse on dog flight. I was at Karamursel from Sep 1962 - Feb 1964, before that FT. Meade, Maryland. I haven\'t heard from anyone for a long time. I think a few of us are still living. Anyone who was in turkey aroung the same time i would enjoy catching up on old times and find out what you are doing now.

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Served 18 months. Det94..USAFSS. K292 non morse on dog flight. I was at Karamursel from Sep 1962 - Feb 1964, before that FT. Meade, Maryland. I haven\'t heard from anyone for a long time. I think a few of us are still living. Anyone who was in turkey aroung the same time i would enjoy catching up on old times and find out what you are doing now.

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August 30th 2014
03:57:12 PM
What's your name?  

jim morris

Looking for anyone in particular?  

any old guys from kas

How long were you in Turkey?  

18 months

How did you find this website?  

searching Karamursel

Where are you now located?  

Indiana

What was your Turkish Experience/Connection?  

Served 18 months. Det94..USAFSS. K292 non morse on dog flight. I was at Karamursel from Sep 1962 - Feb 1964, before that FT. Meade, Maryland. I haven\'t heard from anyone for a long time. I think a few of us are still living. Anyone who was in turkey aroung the same time i would enjoy catching up on old times and find out what you are doing now.

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Served 18 months. Det94..USAFSS. K292 non morse on dog flight. I was at Karamursel from Sep 1962 - Feb 1964, before that FT. Meade, Maryland. I haven\'t heard from anyone for a long time. I think a few of us are still living. Anyone who was in turkey aroung the same time i would enjoy catching up on old times and find out what you are doing now.

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August 26th 2014
02:48:05 PM
What's your name?  

Phil Volk

How long were you in Turkey?  

June \'67 to June \'69

How did you find this website?  

Google Earth

Where are you now located?  

Florida

What was your Turkish Experience/Connection?  

Was assigned to Tuslog Det 95 as Chief Supply Services, responsible for Base Housing, Commissary, Clothing Store, Dining Hall, Laundry, etc. Had a wonderful time in Turkey. Traveled all over the Mideast and Europe. Met great friends and had great times at the O Club. Did miss real milk and real ice cream and, naturally, TV. Would not have missed this assignment for anything.

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August 26th 2014
12:40:20 PM
What's your name?  

Phil Volk

How long were you in Turkey?  

6/67-6/69

How did you find this website?  

Looking for Karamursel on Google Earth

Where are you now located?  

Florida

What was your Turkish Experience/Connection?  

Was assigned to Karamursel, Det 95, as Chief Supply Services (Housing, BOQ, VOQ, Laundry, Dining Hall, Commissary, Clothing Store, etc.) Arrived at Karamursel in June \'67 and started two of the best years of my life.We made great friends, traveled all over the Mideast and Europe, and had experiences we never would have had in the States. Spent a great deal of time at the OC (Oh, those slot machines).The base was a world in itself. We had everything that we needed, except for real milk, real ice cream, and TV.

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August 25th 2014
10:29:51 PM
What's your name?  

Edward Kriss

How long were you in Turkey?  

42 months

How did you find this website?  

Searching the web for AF patches.

Where are you now located?  

Tennessee

What was your Turkish Experience/Connection?  

Dec 72 - Jun 75 Det 199 Supply Incirlik CDI.
Oct 77 - Sep 78 Det 94 Supply Karamusel CDI.

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While at Karamusel, I was the chief supply inspector and Bldg custdoian for the warehouses, at which time I was informed that one of the warehouses was full of submarine parts for the Turkish Navy, (this was during the US/Turkish embargo). They knew that the parts were shipped. They didn\'t kwow where they were but looking for them and didn\'t know that I had the keys to rhe bulding they were in thank The Lord.

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