New commander Forward Operating Base Konya inaugurated
special ceremony on Monday 5th of June, Major Hüseyin Kaya was inaugurated as the new commander of
Forward Operating Base (FOB) Konya in Turkey.
inauguration ceremony was held in the presence of the E-3A Component commander
Brig.Gen. Karsten Stoye, members of FOB Konya and members of the E-3A
Component. During his speech Major Kaya, who was already acting commander since 8 months, expressed his gratitude to the FOB
personnel: " My teams has done an impeccable job over the past 8 months with an
unprecedented sense of duty though we had extreme harsh weather conditions and
unexpected events last winter." He also mentioned the cooperation with Main
Operating Base Geilenkirchen: "I guarantee you that the NATO crews coming down
here from Geilenkirchen will have maximum support in terms of operations,
maintenance and accommodation namely will make them feel at home.
ceremony the newly installed commander planted a tree at the FOB. The tree
planting is a tradition of all FOB commanders and symbolizes the continuity of
the good work delivered by the people of FOB Konya.
October 2016 NATO AWACS planes fly missions from FOB Konya in support of the
counter ISIL coalition.