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Authorized voluntary departure for Incirlik dependents extended 30 days

INCIRLIK AIR BASE, Turkey (AFNS) --

On Oct. 2, the authorized voluntary departure for dependents of those assigned to Incirlik Air Base or living in the surrounding area, including the city of Adana, was extended for an additional 30 days.

The extension was approved by the deputy secretary of defense to continue ensuring the safety and security of dependents. The departure window now closes Nov 2.

Dependents may choose to depart at any time during the departure window, but will not be allowed to return to Incirlik AB until the authorized voluntary departure has ended. It is important to note that the departure window can continuously be extended in 30 day increments, up to 180 days, based on the security environment.

Families that are considering participating in the AVD should contact their unit's first sergeant to begin the process. To date, 39 command sponsored dependents have used the AVD program.

More information regarding the voluntary departure will continue to be released as it becomes available. For the most up-to-date information, visit the Voluntary Departure tab on the base website here. (link to http://www.incirlik.af.mil/voluntarydepartures.asp)

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