May 22, 2014
NATO’s Allied Air Command formally conducted the ceremonial closure of
its headquarters at its base in Izmir, Turkey, Wednesday, 22 May, in
advance of its official deactivation date of June 1, 2013. Admiral
Bruce W. Clingan, the commander of Allied Joint Force Command Naples,
presided to honor the command’s historic achievements with the outgoing
and final Air Command Izmir commander, U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Ralph J.