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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.

abbits@hotmail.com

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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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July 22nd 2014
05:48:32 PM
What's your name?  

Steve Whalen

Looking for anyone in particular?  

Bill Wright...Steve Mattingly....Phil Gustavson

How long were you in Turkey?  

1.5 yrs

How did you find this website?  

surfing

Where are you now located?  

Bonita Springs FL

What was your Turkish Experience/Connection?  

USAF...medic
Loved being there !

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July 8th 2014
02:47:36 AM
What's your name?  

Bob Hunt aka \"Isaac\"

Looking for anyone in particular?  

no

How long were you in Turkey?  

six months

How did you find this website?  

Google

Where are you now located?  

Illinois

What was your Turkish Experience/Connection?  

I was stationed at Karamursel Air Station from 11/65 to 4/66 as a Bulgarian \"squirrel\" with Dog Flight. I got a \"Dear John\" letter from my girlfriend who was pregnant by another guy; my little sister of sixteen got pregnant; my parents were talking about getting a divorce; I was on the bowling team; I was on the baseball team; I was on the basketball team; I was taking two U. of Maryland courses. I stayed up all night drinking and just \"lost it.\" I was sent to Wiesbaden, Germany for two weeks of mental health evaluation. I then was sent to Lackland AFB and stayed in the hospital for three months. I got an Honorable Discharge. I still have emotional problems but, as my past therapists told me, \"well, you tried.\" I still have dreams of being in the \"Ops\" building and being called upon for a translation as I had the \"Golden Ear\" and was transcribing after five months as I was top in my class at Goodfellow AFB. If anybody who remembers me is reading this...guys, I am sorry and thanks for the great times we had during the time I served at KAS. Peace...

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To my old Italian roomie from Philly \"Spidermonkey\"...thanks much.
To my bowling partner Bill who was the clean-up guy...my 181 average was the best I ever bowled.
To Sgt. Leddy who bought my Beatles and Barbra Streisand records...enjoy.
To the others who were my friends at Basic, Language School in Monterey, California and KAS...BE WELL...

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July 5th 2014
08:01:49 PM
What's your name?  

Tony Nunn

Looking for anyone in particular?  

Friends we knew

How long were you in Turkey?  

1970 to 1973

How did you find this website?  

Google

Where are you now located?  

TN

What was your Turkish Experience/Connection?  

We enjoyed Turkey, the people, the country, Istanbul and the covered bazaar.

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Wife, Barbara, worked in Education office on base, job was okay, enjoyed the people and travel.

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July 2nd 2014
08:10:31 PM
What's your name?  

Al Nagel

How long were you in Turkey?  

2 yrs 1966-1968

How did you find this website?  

search

Where are you now located?  

Lilburn, GA

What was your Turkish Experience/Connection?  

My wife and I really enjoyed our tour. Spent Time lake iznik , thermal springs, Izmir. bowling three leagues Great co-worker. Keep me busy, lots of call outs and installation work during those years.

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