TUSLOG DETACHMENTS IN TURKEY
Detachments in force in
The United States Logistics Group 1947 - 1987
You are encouraged to help add to this list, which indicates the Detachment, known location(s), (timespan), actual name, and even comments about known missions. Units moved around and were often renamed and renumbered, so don't presume something here is wrong. Some information has been gained from the originator of "American Military in Turkey," Chuck Maki's collection of APO-postmarked envelopes and postcards which may be incorrect because units around Istanbul, for example, are known to have received mail at APO 380 / 09380 and so corrections here would be most welcome. Don't throw away those old postmarked envelopes! Chuck started his collection when he found one sent to him in 1958 in his dresser:). Further information listed has been corroborated by noted military historian Gary Leiser of the Office of History, Headquarters, The United States Logistics Group, Sixteenth Air Force, The United States Air Forces in Europe. Also, we thank the people for furnished the first-person accounts of several detachments as shown below.
Merhaba-USMilitary.com owes a huge debt of gratitude to Gary for the time and effort he put into this listing as well as the History of TUSLOG web page. His special access to relevant documents allowed him to check and re-check the data below. If you can add to this listing, email:
This page last updated: March 6, 2009.
(Also see Larry Tart's "USAFSS Unit Locations" website here.)
(And, see another version of this page here.)
HQ TUSLOG (USAF) --- Ankara
TUSLOG Det 1 (USAF)[7217th ABS, USAFE, --- Ankara 55-57,---Karamursel 57-58 (deact.)
TUSLOG Det 2 - USAFWeather Det. - İncirlik
TUSLOG Det 3 (USAF) (6933rd RGM, USAFSS) --- Ankara 1956 then Karamursel 57 - 75? [to Panama???].
Det 3 became the 6933 Security Wing at the same time as Samsun went from Security Squadron to Security Group around 64/65. Also when the 33rd became a Wing-level unit, all of the Security Service units in Turkey plus the 6937 Comm Group (USAFSS) in Peshawar, Pakistan became subordinate units to the wing. (Also see note following TUSLOG Det 50 listing below)
TUSLOG Det 3-1 (USAF) ---6939th RSM then it became the 6939th Security Squadron Trabzon, open from 1956 until early 70s.
TUSLOG Det 3-2 (USAF) --- 6932nd Radio Squadron Mobile became 6932nd Security Squadron and then became 6932nd Security Group (1964/65) - Samsun was open from 1956 until closure in the early 70s.
TUSLOG Det 3-3 (USAF) --- Sile, Turkey RSM base.
TUSLOG Det 4 (US Army)
From one veteran: "There was a 4 man army calibration det at Sinop supporting the ELINT mission. They were part of the 524th maint co (TMDE) out of Pirmasens Germany. I was the ops officer for the company. Pat Lynn; Duncan, Ok].--Sinop, also Corlu."
- From another veteran: "There had been a US Army detachment at Sinop from the mid or late 50's, to the mid 70's possibly well beyond. I was stationed there in '67-'68 and at that time the detachment was made up of several hundred (200-250?) personnel. Most of the men were Army Security Agency with MPs and support personnel and a handful of Navy linguists (perhaps 10 or 20). The operational personnel were about evenly divided between SIGINT and ELINT...05s, 98Js, COMM Center, all kinds of electronic maintenance and many more MOS's I'm sure."
TUSLOG Det 4-1 (US Army) [supported Det 4] - Ankara
TUSLOG Det 4-2 (US Army) --- İncirlik/Adana
TUSLOG Det 4-3 (US Army) --- Istanbul; An Army warehouse unit.
TUSLOG Detachment 4-4 (US Army) was located on Karamursel Common Defense Installation (or KCDI) in Turkey. The closest Turkish town of any size was Yalova and a large number of U.S. military personnel lived in Yalova and commuted to the base on U.S.A.F buses. The detachment was a U.S. Army Security Agency (USASA) unit with around 250 Army personnel. Most of the unit member had USASA MOS like 05H's, 05K's, 98Cs and 98Gs, but the normal support service personnel ware there too (Personnel, Finance, Supply, etc.) On my first tour (Feb 1971 - Feb 1972) the tour length was 18 months for single members and 24 months for married accompanied members. On my second tour (Oct 1973 - Jul 1974) the tour length was 24 months for single members and 36 months for married accompanied members.
During my second tour the unit size was significantly reduced and in the summer of 1974 the USASA detachment was closed down, as well as the USN Security Agency detachment. The USAF remained to support the military intelligence mission. This was just before the U.S. Army Security Agency was phased out and the new command was named the U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command (INSCOM). The headquarters for the USASA and INSCOM remained at Arlington Hall Station, Virginia.
J. Lieupo may be contacted here.
TUSLOG Det 5 -- Ankara
TUSLOG Det 6 was the USAF communications unit in Ankara from Sept 1961 until 1972 (at least). The Det received and generated the teletype traffic for the USAF in Ankara. Troops for the Det 6 "Comm Center" were housed in an apartment building in the Kavaklidere section of Ankara.
Added 9/20/2011 by Dan Kane: TUSLOG Det 6 also operated a SSB (Single Side Band) HF radio station at Esenboga airport. It was part of the Twilight Network. Wiesbaden (Germany, USAFE HQ) was the main station; other Turkish stations were in Adana and Izmir. I was stationed there from late 1962 to early 1964. The Det 6 had a separate billets just up the street from the big Det 30 billets, and within walking distance to the Comm Center.
TUSLOG Det 6-1 was the unit operating the tropospheric scatter radio relay station on Elmadağ for the same time period. Tropospheric scatter was the line-of-sight UHF radio relay system in use during that time period, sites manned by all branches of the military but primarily USAF. The system literally circled the globe. The Elmadağ relay station also included microwave links to Site 23, the army station, and with the Turkish General Staff. Army and TGS traffic was relayed on the tropospheric scatter system to other sites in Turkey: Samsum, Sinop, Trabzon, Karamusel, and Diyarbakir. Troops manning the Elmadağ site were housed with Det 6 until the summer of 1966 when they moved to newly constructed billets on the Det 6-1 site - Elmadağ
TUSLOG Det 8 (USAF) --- Diyarbakir 56-?, --- İncirlik/Adana date?
TUSLOG Det 9 (USAF) --- Diyarbakir as early as 1955 --- Became Pirinçlik
TUSLOG Det 10 (USAF) now known as 39th Tactical Wing. --- İncirlik/Adana
TUSLOG Det 10-1 (USAF) (7216th Air Base Squadron) --- İncirlik/Adana 56 - ?
I was at İncirlik Air Base 29-Mar-58 till 11-Jan-60 with Det 10-1 Matron (Aircraft maintenance) I then went to Dreux Air Base Dreux, France on a consecutive overseas tour. - A/2C SIBERT
TUSLOG Det 10-3 - (USAF) location?
TUSLOG Det 10-10 (CIA) [U2 unit] --- İncirlik/Adana
TUSLOG Det 11 (USAF) - a communications outfit -- Cigli and also known in 1982 to be located in downtown Izmir. )Cigli Air Base closed about 1970, per Ann Meagher who was downtown Det. 11 in 1971 and 1972, as well as Det, 118)
TUSLOG Det 11-1 (USAF) --- Cigli AB /Izmir
TUSLOG det 11-3 - Buyuk Camlar Tepese (near the village of Yamanlar, on the mountain north of Izmir) -- a communications site. 4 billboard antennae, one microwave antenna, comm. shack, quarters, chowhall, engineering unit, power generation bldg.
this Google Map satellite shot shows the concrete pads left from the bldgs...
Lincoln, NE (stationed there from 1971-1972)
TUSLOG Det 12 (USN) --- Istanbul
TUSLOG Det 13 (US Army) --- Izmir
TUSLOG Det 13A --- Izmir
TUSLOG Det 14 (US Army) - Ankara
TUSLOG Det 15 (Det 5, 1141st Special Activities Sq., USAF) ---Izmir
TUSLOG Det 16 (USAF) AFCS Communications Group (with sub-dets throughout Turkey)---Det 16 was known as 2006 Comm Grp when at Elmadağ in 83-84, they are listed at İncirlik/Adana in 1982.
TUSLOG Det 16-1 [an İncirlik det (comm sqdn) at JUSMMAT] --- Ankara
TUSLOG Det 16-2 (USAF Communications Sqdn) --- Elmadağ in 1982
TUSLOG Det 16-3 Murted in 1982
TUSLOG Det 16-4 Erzurum in 1982
TUSLOG Det 18 Belbasi Seismic Research Station (BSRS) (near Ankara). Headquarters was the Air Force Technical Applications Center, Patrick Air Force Base, Florida*
*Above information supplied 11-16-2009 by Lt. Col Dale Yaeger (Ret.) former commander of Det. 18 1982-1983.
TUSLOG Det 20 (USAF)--- Izmir
The USAF Hospital in Izmir was redesignated in 1957 from Det 20 TUSLOG to Det 34 TUSLOG: courtesy of George W. Bill Adams, Jr. 3/17/2009
TUSLOG Det 26 (AFOSI District 69 in Ankara)
TUSLOG Det 27 (US Army)15th USASA Field Station - Ankara, later Manzaralı. While officially listed by the U.S. Army as Manzaralı, Turkey, personnel stationed with Det 27 have reported: that it opened early in 1960, across street from U.S. Embassy in Ankara, then was moved to west of Ankara '62 - '64, and later to Golbasi Lake (south of Ankara), through Nov 67.
Det 27, in its history apparently stood on its own as an ops site, shared space with other detachments, and ranged from admin to ops in its duration.
Additional and recent information below received 7/3/2009:
(Click photos at left to view larger) "I was stationed with ASA at Det 27 from June 1963 through Dec. 1965. To my knowledge, the entire ASA operation was at Manzaralı Station near Lake Golbasi. When I lived in Ankara and took the bus to the station, it passed alongside Lake Golbasi on the left and then the bus turned right at a then little village on the left called Gökçehöyük to climb a hill to the site. I remember the village name as sounding something like "Gekchereryerk." Today, the lake seems to be called Mogan Gölü (Lake of Mogan). At least during the period from June 1963 through Dec. 1965, the station housed a Signal Corps unit in addition to ASA and whatever other base operations were present like the MP unit." Ken Friedman, Bethlehem, Pa
TUSLOG Det 28 (US Navy) ---Karamursel 1957-1980, --- Sinop 80-88 - arrived in 1965.
TUSLOG Det 28-1 (US Navy) - designation found in Det 28 newsletter of 1973. - Sinop
TUSLOG Det 29 (7214th Support Squadron, circa 1967-69) --- Istanbul
TUSLOG Det 30 (7250 Support Sqdn) --- Ankara
TUSLOG Det 33 (US Army) --- Istanbul, and:
TUSLOG Det 33-1 (US Army) --- Istanbul Port Detachment; İskenderun, subdetachments Izmir & Istanbul
TUSLOG DET 33-2 was the Izmir port detachment. (From Alfred J. Cammarata,7/8/2009)
TUSLOG DET 33-3*:İskenderun outport detachment. (More İskenderun)
From George D. Clark, XO of Det 33 from Jan 72 until Jan 73: "With the closure of TUSLOG, the site has functioned since as the Military Traffic Management Command/İskenderun. Det 33-3 was the port operator at İskenderun in SE Turkey running the surface supply chain for İncirlik AFB. It was Army, all Transportation Corps, subordinate to MTMTS in Brooklyn, NY. A LTCol, a Capt. (me), 2 SFCs, 2 SP4s and six or eight Turkish employees. It had been there for 5 years before I got there and was there for at least 2 more after I left (I knew the officers who followed me). There was also a Transportation detachment in Izmir and one in Istanbul."
TUSLOG Det 34 (USAF)--- Izmir
The USAF Hospital in Izmir was redesignated in 1957 from Det 20 TUSLOG to Det 34 TUSLOG: courtesy of George W. Bill Adams, Jr. 3/27/2009
TUSLOG Det 36 (USAF) --- Cigli/Izmir
TUSLOG Det 37 (USAF Hospital) --- Ankara
TUSLOG Det 38 (USAF HQ Command), based at Karamursel, Turkey. - closed in 1972.
TUSLOG Det 43 --- Cigli/Izmir
TUSLOG Det 46 (USAF Base Dispensary) --- Karamursel
TUSLOG Det 46-3 (USAF Medical Facility) --- Istanbul
TUSLOG Det 47 (USAF Hospital) --- İncirlik/Adana
TUSLOG Det 48 - 7025 Air Postal Squadron, Det. 5 (sub-dets throughout Turkey)
TUSLOG Det 48 - 1 7025 Air Postal Squadron, Det. 5 -- Ankara
TUSLOG Det 48-2 (USAF) (USAF Air Postal/Courier Service) --- Izmir
TUSLOG Det 48-4 (USAF Air Postal/Courier Service) --- Istanbul
TUSLOG Det 48-6 (USAF Air Postal/Courier Service) --- Karamursel
TUSLOG Det 48-9 Istanbul
TUSLOG Det 48-10 (USAF Air Postal/Courier Service) --- Cigli
TUSLOG Det 49 (USAF/OSI) --- Istanbul
TUSLOG Det 50 (SAC) Medical Unit, İncirlik/Adana
Nov 1957 to Jan 1959 - AFSSO Adana was physically located with, and supporting, TUSLOG Det 50 at İncirlik AB, Turkey.
AFSSO Adana was administratively supported by TUSLOG Det 3 located at Karamursel, Turkey.
TUSLOG Det 50 was a SAC unit operating RB-47's out of İncirlik, AB, Turkey.
Commander, TUSLOG Det 50 was Col. Clyde O. (Uncle Pat) Patterson.
Howard R. Bricker (SMSgt USAF Ret)
TUSLOG Det 52 (USCG) - Kargaburun.
TUSLOG Det 55 (unknown) --- Ankara
TUSLOG Det 57 (US Army) --- Istanbul
TUSLOG Det 58 (US Army) --- İncirlik/Adana
TUSLOG Det 59 (USAF) - Diyarbakir.
TUSLOG Det 60 (US Army) --- İncirlik/Adana
TUSLOG Det 62 (USAF) --- Balikesir
TUSLOG Det 63 (USAF) - 2003rd Communications Squadron (AFCS) - Karamursel
TUSLOG Det 63-1 (USAF) - 2003rd Communications Squadron (AFCS) ? - Trabzon, Yamanlar in 1982
TUSLOG Det 63-2, a USAF Comm unit which reported to Karamursel -1973 info. - Baliksehir,Samsun, Balikesir in 1982
TUSLOG Det 66 (US Army) --- Signal Corps radio relay site. Ankara, Manzaralı.
From Charles E. Burkhalter, SSG E6, US Army at the time:
"I was stationed at TUSLOG Det 66 1963 thru 1964. Det 27 was located at the same installation out on the Anatolla Plains. We had a small Det subgroup at Sinop and I visited there once. Nice. Best part of the assignment was the time four of my comrades and I took a trip through Turkey visiting some of the old christian churchs and sites. All the way to Tarsus. A very isolated tour of duty."
TUSLOG Det 66-1 (US Army) -Sinop.
TUSLOG Det 67 (US Army) Headquarters Company for artillery companies and one ordnance company stationed mostly in and around western Turkey. Renamed as 528 USA Arty Gp, Cakmakli
TUSLOG Det 69 was the OSI Headquarters in Ankara.
TUSLOG Det 74 (US Army) Artillery Company --- Corlu (It became the 21st USAFAD (US Army Field Artillery Detachment) in 1982.)
TUSLOG Det 75 Diyabakir - 1982.
TUSLOG Det 76 (USAFSS) --- İncirlik/Adana
TUSLOG Det 83 - (US Army) - disbanded Nov/Dec 61 with personnel going to Det 27 - Manzaralı.
TUSLOG Det 85 (USAF) --- Istanbul
TUSLOG Det 93 [Mostly Air Police - about 80 people.] 7394th Munitions Support Squadron. --- Erhaç, near Malatya.
TUSLOG Det 94 (USAF) --- Air Force Intercept mission, Karamursel
TUSLOG Det 94-1 (USAF Operations) --- Karamursel
TUSLOG Det 94-2 (USAF Support Functions) --- Karamursel
TUSLOG Det 95 (USAF) [successor to Det 3] --- Karamursel
TUSLOG Det 96 was the OSI Detachment located at KARAMURSEL Air Station. I served as the detachment commander from March of 1962 until December 1963. I replaced Don Jones. Charlie Turner was my associate from June of 1962 until I departed in December 1963. - G. T. McTernan, LtCol, USAF (Ret) (See Tom's expanded story here.)
TUSLOG Det 97 US Army Artillery Company Det 97 became 14th USAFAD in '82 --- Izmit
TUSLOG Det 98 US Army, Erzurum
TUSLOG Det 100 (USAF) --- Eskisehir
TUSLOG Det 101 (USAF) - mid 70s for sure - Corlu. also there in 1982.
TUSLOG Det 105 - Corlu, 1967.
TUSLOG Det 106 - US Air Force, Erzurum.
TUSLOG Det 107 - Izmit (USAF) 1979 - 1980. The unit reported to İncirlik. More directly Kosekoy/Izmit 1982.
TUSLOG Det 111 Elmadağ, 1982.
Submitted 6/7/2011 From Rich Moody, Elmadağ 1968-1969:
I was stationed at Tuslog 111 from 1968-1969. We provided communications for the Turkish 1st Army to Ankara. We were located near Alemdag on a Turkish Nike Air Defense base. We had a complement on average of 6-7 USAF personnel. Many of the Tuslog locations had a complement of Army personnel assigned to those locations also but we did not. We lived in a suburb of Istanbul on the Asian side. We combined resources and rented a large house and lived among the locals. Our support base was located at KARAMURSEL.
TUSLOG Det 113 Erhaç, 1982.
TUSLOG Det 113 - [This was the communications unit for Det 93]. --- Erhaç
TUSLOG Det 114 (USAF) --- Cigli/Izmir (also 1964-1966 İncirlik/AdanaUSAF Air Police Detatchment)
TUSLOG Det 115 (unknown) --- Manzaralı, also Ankara.
TUSLOG Det 116 USAF - Special Services -- Cigli/Izmir
RE: TUSLOG DET 116 - Cigli Air Base. I was about the 51st person to sign into
the base on 12/31/61. Assigned to Crash Rescue/Fire Department. First day
on base in daylight revealed about a thousand Konex boxes, a cement and tar
plant and two missile shelters. First months spent in hotel in Izmir and
drove back and forth to base. Had no fire hose for our trucks for several
months! Had to fight all fires with our crash equipment. After a few
months they brought in trailers and then built barracks. Was there during
Cuban Missile Crisis. We didn't have any aircraft in the beginning, only
what came in from Wheelus, Italy and USAFE bringing everything in to build
the base. Turkish Air Force had several F-84s and some propeller driven
aircraft. The five Launch Pad sites for the Jupiters were established and
armed while I was there. Left the base in February 1963. Frank D. Collins.
TUSLOG Det 117 USAF Base Supply --- Cigli/Izmir
TUSLOG Det 118 USAF Air Police & Finance Office (Special Services & Air Police later amalgamated as Det 118 in 1965, May or June) Cigli/Izmir.Cigli Air Base closed in about 1970 - Per Ann M. Meagher, TUSLOG Det's 11 in '71 and '72 (downtown) and also Det. 118.
I was assigned to DET 118 (a subordinate unit of Det 116) from 01/1967 to 03/1969, starting as a 1LT and leaving as a Capt. Det 118 was effectively the support services organization for Det 116 (look at it like "Base & Wing"). Also provided support to NATO's 6th ATAF. Det 116 had TAC ROTE sqnds from the UK (F-101 as I remember) which maintained 4 fully armed birds on 15 min. alert status throughout my tour. Lived in downtown Izmir for 1 year, then on-base for the remainder of my tour. Det 118 Cmdr was Col. Nathaniel Hirsh. Served as "Base Data Automation Officer" with additional duty as Disaster Preparedness Officer. Had many wonderful experiences at Cigli and would welcome email from any other officers serving there during that period. Lt. Col (Ret.) Bill Lee.
TUSLOG Det 119 The USAF Hospital at Izmir with a support clinic at Cigli, until September 1975. (The following is from Robert Anson, 27 Nov 2013.
RE: TUSLOG Det 119
I was a 902 medic assigned to the 119th in September 1975. We were a "hospital" for about two weeks after my arrival. One of the first tasks I was given was to go onto the unused Fourth Floor surgical suite with another medic and dismantle it; discard most items and destroy other items which might be salvaged by trash-pickers and wind-up on the black market. The "Med/Surg" ward had zero patients. We just shut the whole thing down. By the end of October 1975 Det 119 was only a M-F 0730 to 1630 clinic. From 1630 to 0730 and all weekend it was an emergency room. TUSLOG got rid of all of our nurses by the end of the year and the 902's received further training to cover that loss.
From the Autumn of 1975, TUSLOG Det 119 was most definitely not a hospital. Any patient requiring more treatment than our outfit could provide was evac'd to the USAF Hospital at İncirlik.
TUSLOG Det 120 Ankara, National Security Agency.
TUSLOG Det 121 Cakmakli
"This was a small unit of 6 to 8 Air Force enlisted men in 12 month "remote" assignments. I was there in 1966 and 1967. We manned an HF radio network and a newly installed microwave site. We supported communications for a US Army unit of about 250 men, all in the middle of a Turkish Army compound about 35 miles north of Istanbul. The HF net had stations in England, Europe, Africa, Greece, and Turkey and was manned 24 hours a day with radio checks every ½ hour. The tropo sites were on the same net. Our support unit was in Istanbul. We did not wear uniforms when in Istanbul."
Further note: The Google Earth coordinates for Cakmakli are 41.103851,28.631905 (GPS N 41 06.231-E 28 37.914), which will take you right to the site. - Ed.
TUSLOG Det 124 (USAF) --- Ankara , Det 5 of European Broadcast Squadron (CFN) --- İncirlik
TUSLOG Det 124-2, the armed forces broadcasting people --Karamursel
The station operated at 1590 Khz using a 50 watt transmitter. In 1969 the station began using the KCFR station identifier to make it sound more stateside. KCFR stood for Karamursel Common Defense Radio. It wasnt an "official" call sign, just something we came up with to sound more like the stations in "the world". (As a sidelight, on April 1, 1970 KCFR went COMMERCIAL for 24 hours as an April fools day joke. We aired carefully edited commercials, callsigns and show styles from stations in the US).
- Submitted by ,
midnight conspiracy, KCFR 1969-1971.
TUSLOG Det 124-4 mid 1960s, Armed Forces Radio TV Service detachment in Trabzon, Turkey.
Verified by Tony Gibbs, AFRTS Commander.
TUSLOG Det 124-5 mid 1960s, presumably AFRTS?, at Trabzon.
In August 1966 Col. James D Catington, base commander issued temporary orders for one A2C Tommy J Phye, A2C Phillip R Digristina, A2C William Wedgbury and A1C Thomas Fleming to join A2C Robert Benedict as part of a special detachment to participate in the Turkish International Fair held in the city of Izmir. Digristina was flown in from Lakenheath, England and Fleming brought in for Travis AFB, California to once again reform the rock & roll band, "The Unknowns". During July 1965 to June 1966, prior to the transfer of said individuals, "The Unknowns" were the most highly regarded stage acts in all of Southwestern Turkey . Col. Catington had all members of the band assigned to Det 124-5 as part of AFRTS, Turkey for the duration of the International Fair. The band performed two shows a day at the American Providian for an entire month. Fair ran from mid August to mid September 1966.
TUSLOG Det 132 (USAF Dependent Schools) --- Istanbul
TUSLOG Det 134 (?)-- Karamursel
TUSLOG Det 150 - "Sahintepe Radio Relay, Turkey"
Det 150's name changed sometime in the mid 1980s to Det 12, 2006 Communications Group. 2006 Communications Group was the new name for Detachment 16 at İncirlik. Sahintepe's mission was to provide radio communications services to the TUSLOG, NATO and Turkish General Staff. On a rough order of magnitude, 80% of the radio communications, whether they were telephone, data or radio links, passed through our tropospheric radio systems. In 81-82, approximately 35 US Air Force personnel were assigned (one captain and 34 enlisted).] --- Sahintepe and at Karamursel in 1970.
TUSLOG Detachment 150-1 (aka TUSLOG Det 47-1) USAFE designation for the one person medical unit attached to Det 150. --- Sahintepe
TUSLOG Det 155 (US Army) SASCOM artillery unit - at Ortaköy 69-70. , also Corlu and also Geliboli (Gallipoli).
TUSLOG Det 160 (US Army) - Ortaköy (a district on the Bosphorus in Istanbul), 1970s - 1982. A nine man Air Force Communications Service detachment that provided communications support for TUSLOG Det 155.
TUSLOG Det 162 Eskisehir, 1982.
TUSLOG Det 164 (?) Karamursel
TUSLOG Det 165 (USAF) --- İncirlik/Adana
TUSLOG Det 166 - Izmir
TUSLOG Det 168 (US Army) Ordnance Company provided maintenance for Honest John Rocket warheads, 8", and 155 Artillery rounds (all nuclear). Renamed as 70th Ordnance Company, Cakmakli
"I was stationed in Cakmakli as the NCOIC (05C40) for Det 168 from Sept 1966 through Sept 1967. Det 67 was housed in the same facility. Although technically the US Army called this a hardship tour, it remains one of the best experiences of my life.
- Frank Coffaro
TUSLOG Det 169 (US Army) Sinop.
TUSLOG Det 170 - Headquarters Mediterranean Communications Region, Ankara.
TUSLOG Det 171 - Diyarbakir, Turkey circa 1967 - 1968
TUSLOG Det 175 the MAC terminal ---İncirlik
TUSLOG Det 176 (Aerial Port Services at Yesilkoy) --- Istanbul
TUSLOG Det 179 was a USAF Tropo-scatter relay site located on top of a mountain about 30 miles from Malatya, 1982
Per Jack Selig: "Det-179 was a far flung outpost in the Eastern region of Turkey, our NATO (predominantly Muslim) ally. Rugged terrain, paved by dangerously curved mountain roads and about a 16-man staff who hated being there. Welcome to Malatya tropo - (Tropospheric Scatter is a method of transmitting and receiving long-distance signals by bouncing them off the Troposphere in order to combat shadowing caused by the earth's roundness). By the way: Don't stand in front of the giant reflector screens for very long or you will become sterile, if not have something important fall right off! It was enough warning for me to avoid prolonged visits beyond the fence perimeter."
TUSLOG Det 180 (?) Karamursel
TUSLOG Det 181 İskenderun
I was an Sgt in USAF (sometimes commander) of Det 181 which was an Air Force radio/telecommunications unit housed with Det 33 providing communication support for the Det 33 mission.
Ed Roberts, Added: 5/3/2007
TUSLOG Det 182 İncirlik, WAF squadron (Women in the Air Force) until 1974/75. After that they were assigned to regular units.
TUSLOG Det 183 Murted, It was a munitions support operations, about 120 people known as the " Murted Animals". 1977-78 for sure.
TUSLOG Det 184, USAFE which reported to TUSLOG Det 10 at İncirlik CDI - 1973 info. - Baliksehir.
From 1971 through 1972, TUSLOG Det 184 Balikesir reported to TUSLOG Det 118
Izmir. All personnel assigned to Balikesir were directed to report to
TUSLOG Det 118 Izmir upon arrival for indoctrination and processing and upon
departure for out processing. -
TUSLOG Det 187 (USAF) Karatas, 1982.
"I was a SSGT assigned to DET 187 KARATAS power plant from AUG 78 to AUG 79. We were a tropospheric scatter radio relay site, about 6 acres in size. We also were the microwave link to İncirlik CDI. We produced our own electricity from 4 250 KW diesel generators 24 USAF personnel were on 12 month tours. We had 8 Turkish guards, a Turkish SGT and Capt. We were located only six miles from the Mediterranean Sea. We had a 14 foot power boat for recreation and spent a lot of time down at the beach."
Michael Mull (Added 11-6-2007)
TUSLOG Det 192 - 39th Consolidated Aircraft Maintenance Squadron at İncirlik, however most of its airmen were on TDY from Torrejon Air Base in Spain.
TUSLOG Det 193 - Air Base Group ---İncirlik.
TUSLOG Det 193-1 - Security Police Squadron ---İncirlik.
TUSLOG Det 199 - 39th Supply Squadron ---İncirlik.
TUSLOG Det 204 (USAF) (6934th Security Sqdn, from Feb 72 at least, at Sinop.
TUSLOG Det 209-1, Area Defense Counsel, İncirlik AB, Turkey. Established about 1975 and still there Feb 82.
TUSLOG Det (?) (US Army) Artillery Company --- Gallipoli
TUSLOG MP Platoon (US Army) --- Ankara
(See also Turkish Counter-Guerilla/Contra-Guerilla Force.)