Incirlik Air Base
... U.S. stores upwards of 50 B-61 nuclear gravity bombs at Incirlik.
... Construction on the base started by the U.S. in 1951.
... Base has been used heavily for operations against ISIS, but U.S. was denied sortie rights for the 2003 Iraq invasion.
... 10,000 foot runway.
... In the wake of the 2016 coup attempt, the Turkish Government cut power to the air base for several days and closed the airspace around the base.
... Approximately 2,500 U.S. military personnel based at Incirlik.
Izmir Air Station
... Located adjacent to Çiğli air base, a Turkish-run base.
... Home of 425th Air Base squadron, a detachment of the 39th Air Base Wing out of Incirlik Air Base.
Administers the Çiğli AB Loan Agreement. Supports numerous U.S./NATO missions in the Izmir Area, including NATO Allied Land Command Headquarters.
United Arab Emirates
The U.S. maintains approximately 5,000 personnel in the UAE under a defense cooperation agreement. The security relationship between the U.S. and UAE is robust, and has featured combat operations in Afghanistan in which UAE aircraft provided close air support to American troops on the ground.
Al Dhafra Air Base
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