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Snake River fire chief’s son serves in Turkey

CHRISTINE McMANUSsummit daily news
Special to the DailyNineteen-year-old Summit County native Andrew L. Parmley was transferred to Turkey.

SUMMIT COUNTY – Nineteen-year-old Summit County native Andrew L. Parmley recently was transferred from an Ellsworth Air Force Base near Rapid City, South Dakota to the Incirlik Air Base in Turkey, 200 miles from Iraq.

Parmley, the son of Snake River Fire Chief Dave Parmley, was born in Vail. He attended Summit High School for two years before finishing his schooling at Colorado Mountain College. He has been serving in the Air Force for a year and a half.”Obviously we miss him but we’re thankful he’s in a good position,” Dave Parmley said. “He was chosen to serve on the honor guard at Ellsworth Air Force Base.”

Promoted to the rank of Airman 1st Class, the younger Parmley began a 15-month assignment on May 3 in Turkey.

The Incirlik Air Base, located in the southeast corner of Turkey and 25 miles from the Mediterranean coast, supports U.S. operations in the Middle East. However, no flight operations go from the base directly to Iraq because the Turkish government has an agreement with the U.S., Parmley said. Parmley manages fuel supplies for the 39th Logistics Readiness Squadron of the Air Force.After his stint in the tropical part of Turkey, Parmley will transfer to Aviano Air Base in Italy in Nov. 2005. He plans to go to college and will possibly continue his career in the Air Force, his father said.

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