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Old 06-07-2007, 02:33 PM
Location: Atlanta, GA
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Thank you for the shout! Congratulations on your career. Email me and I'll send you a few pics others have shared with me. loda5ga@gmail.com
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Old 10-01-2007, 09:39 AM
Location: N. C. Illinois corn/soybean fields
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Hey Danny, I was on Adak 70-71 USMC. Loved the place, wild time up there. Trying to make it back. Maybe next jun-jul, if flight $ come down a little more $1,200.00 now, from Anchorage. Gonna visit friends in Anchorage and that's the cost from Anchorage...
Check ou this link to myspace MySpace.com - Herman - 58 - Male - PAW PAW, Illinois - www.myspace.com/adak_alaska_70_71 . Have a good one..
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Old 12-21-2007, 07:16 AM
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I was stationed at the Naval Security Group from 1984 to 1986 and was there when the McDonalds went up. I remember being pregnant and going "into town" as we called it for some french fries. I loved the time that I spent there and most importantly the wild life that lives there. We even had a place to get away, one of the huts from WWII, a little home away from home. I hope that life on the island is still much the same!
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Old 12-26-2007, 10:15 PM
Location: Downtown Austin
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I lived in Adak from 1963-1965 when my Dad was stationed there in the Navy. My little brother was born there in 1964. I was only 3-4 years old, but remember sliding down a big tundra hill on cardboard, and being pulled behind a jeep on a snow sled. I also remember waiting on a dock of some kind for a boat that brought milk I think. These are vague childhood memories.

My Mom has a bunch of old picture slides of Adak. One of me holding a huge lobster. My brother still has an old sign that says Amchitka Airport - I think. My Dad brought it with him when we left for some reason.

I don't think I want to move there, but I enjoy the few memories I have.
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Old 12-28-2007, 12:23 PM
Location: Petersburg, Va.
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I spent 3 and a half years on Adak, as a Hospital Corpsman. from mid-87 to the beginning of '91. HAd a great time there, and really miss the fishing and hunting!!
Sure would like to learn more about the possibility of moving back out there one of these days!~~~~
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Old 12-28-2007, 02:13 PM
Location: Dangling from a mooses antlers
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You could try this link for Adak pictures.

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Old 05-28-2008, 02:16 PM
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Default adak 1977-78

hey Danny

I was a member of the Christian group in the barketts. on the hill lots of fun.

please check out my pictures of adak at:

[URL="http://www.craigandrebekah.com"]CRAIG AND REBEKAH’S FREELANCE PHOTOGRAPHY[/URL]


SW3 craig r. hall <><

Last edited by craighall1000; 05-28-2008 at 02:20 PM.. Reason: left out "of adak"
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Old 05-28-2008, 02:26 PM
Location: The Great State of Texas, Finally!
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I love hearing stories of Adak. ALthough I have never been there, when I was in the Navy I often heard sailors exchanging stories of their time in Adak, and I have never heard anyone say they hated their time there.
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Old 05-29-2008, 07:04 PM
Location: Alaska
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(this is Crossfire's wife)
I was in Adak '86-'88 at the NAVFAC There certainly was no experience like it! I was way too young and did not appreciate it for what it was - - - too much time spent running through the tunnels in the barracks to the MAR Bar across the street!

Here's what I remember:
Beer in the vending machines in the barracks.
The pizza shop where EVERY pizza had some pineapple on it, want it or not.
Condition "alpha" when the wind advisory went out to secure lawn furniture, garbage cans and small animals.
Hefty bags of fresh crabs caught by a chief with a boat there :
Beer batter fried salmon chunks made in big woks full of oil.
BBQing outside and the 40 mph wind carrying the tin foil away.
Having a "stand off" at the dumpster with a bald eagle over my garbage (I let them win)
The Adak National Forest.
The "dinosaur" cage
The "mo" compound. What was down there anyway!?
War games where the seal teams would land and take our busses full of navy folks hostage.
The Marines, so dang serious.
Having a "day sleeper" sign on my door after working 2-2-2 80's at the Navfac.

My hubby and I are planning a move to Juneau soon, never thought I'd be making it back. I joke with him I KNOW I'll be okay in Juneau if I did Adak
Great to hear from everyone!
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Old 06-09-2008, 06:21 PM
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Default Adak 84-86

I was a RM2 at the ASWOC on Adak, from 84 to 86.
I did ten years in the Navy and this was the best two years of the ten.
I really did have a blast there. From the earth quakes, to the hangovers, to walking to work in a Bravo Condition, I miss it dearly. I shot over 200 rolls of film there. Unfortunately, I had an ex wife who destroyed a sea chest with all of my Navy stuff in it. So it goes.................
That said, I am very greatful for the internet and all of you who have posted pics from your time there on what I've found to be a number of sites on the web on Adak.
Thanks for letting me relive it a bit.
Ken Lovejoy
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