NEWS RELEASE: F-15E Strike Eagles arrive at Incirlik Air Base

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A U.S. Air Force F-15E Strike Eagle departs RAF Lakenheath to support Operation Inherent Resolve, Nov. 12, 2015. Aircraft from the 48th Fighter Wing deployed to Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, to conduct counter-ISIL missions in Iraq and Syria. This dual-role fighter jet is designed to perform air-to-air and air-to-ground missions in all weather conditions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Erin Trower)

STUTTGART, Germany — In a demonstration of our continued commitment to the fight against ISIL in Iraq and Syria, United States European Command directed the U.S. Air Force to deploy six F-15Es to Incirlik Air Base, Turkey.  The F-15Es from the 48th Fighter Wing based at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, arrived today at approximately 3:50 p.m. Eastern European Time (EET). 

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EUCOM Implements Travel Restrictions to Turkey

U.S. European Command has now restricted travel to Turkey for all Defense Department personnel: all military and civilian workers, and family members, including those with dual citizenship, are prohibited from traveling to Turkey.

Unofficial and official travel — including ship-to-shore travel from cruises in Turkey — require general officer approval.

Personnel in Turkey should avoid public protests, demonstrations, rallies or other large gatherings to the greatest extent possible. They should remain alert to suspicious behavior and be aware of their surroundings at all times.