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Old 06-09-2008, 09:14 PM
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Here is a link that you might like:

NSGDept Adak, Alaska, at NAVCOMMSTA Adak; and, NSGA Adak, Alaska - intro
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Old 06-14-2008, 08:51 PM
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Default Any Washington State former Adakians?

I lived on Adak from 1968-1977 (graduated from Adak High in 1975). Several of us former Adakians who live in Washington State get together every 2 months for lunch in the Bremerton/Tacoma area. We'd like to find more and ask them to join us. If you're in WA State, contact me: [EMAIL="simsgirl50@comcast.net"]simsgirl50@comcast.net[/EMAIL]
Robin Sims Fisher
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Old 08-20-2008, 11:16 PM
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Talking Reconnect with Adak friends...

Planning a reunion. Join the party at [url]www.myspace.com/adakalaska[/url]
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Old 08-22-2008, 09:20 PM
Location: Anchorage Alaska
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there are four people out there now.
Count them, one, two, three, four@!
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Old 04-01-2009, 10:26 PM
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I lived on Adak from 1984 to 1986. My daughter graduate from Bob Reeve High School in 1985, 20 in her class. I was on Adak in May of 1986 when we had a earthquate 6.7...I will never forget that day. I worked at the Military Childcare Center...Ms. Betty to anyone out there who remember me. Oscar the sea otter would come up to the city dock ( smile) and try to get in the boats of the fishermen. I remember the 4th of July Parade and having to wait for the sun to go down to set off the fireworks. The Adak forest with trees that never grew. Razorback mountain with snow on it, year round...and the earthquakes came and went quite frequently. I have sat on the beach and watched the sun go down and it glitter across the Bering Sea. I will never forget ADAK. I have so many pictures. The pet cemetary, where your pet had a fine resting place. Fishing at Finger Bay..Parties at Lake Andy boat house..and just watching the salmons swimming up stream. We had a T-Shirt that read...Adak is not the end of the World, but you can see it from here". To all my Adak friends of get to see this ...HELLO! Ms. Betty Stewart
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Old 04-02-2009, 02:54 PM
Location: Wasilla
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Hi Ms Betty! I didn't have kids at the time but I was on Adak 86-88 and I believe I was there for the 6.7 quake. I remember waiting to find out if they'd evacuate, because the cut-off reading was 7 for evacuations. I had my "cash stream" card ready for some R and R, but all was safe.....and on Adak we stayed
That was 20 years ago - and after raising our kids in PA we have since moved back to AK. I knew my experience there prepared me well for life in Southcentral Ak.
Good to hear from ya!
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Old 04-07-2009, 02:57 PM
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I was on Adak at NSGA (SPECOMM) from 1978-1979. My first duty station in the Navy. I often remember back to the times I had. Both good and bad. We had only 1 TV station (AFRTS) and it normally went off the air at 10:00. What do you do with the rest of your time? I miss it now though. I wish I could go back one more time. I can understand why "Lost" the TV show can be a success. The island is calling me back.
Take care everyone,
Al Ray
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Old 05-14-2009, 08:09 AM
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OH MY GOD. I just found this page. I was on Adak at NSGA 20 dept. 86-87 and i was there for the 6.7 earthquake. was on the island only 30 days when it happened...what a ride that was! all other ones i ridden werent even close to that one. I remember the day Mcdonalds opened! my god what a treat that was......hunting and fishing was the best time i ever had......except partying with my seabee and jarhead pals out in the huts......
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Old 05-14-2009, 07:01 PM
Location: Wasilla
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"I'm just a SeaBee from Ynemie........."
I had a cassette of that song by some local guys at the time, from what i remember it almost bought them brig time
Can't remember the words, but do remember it being worth it!
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Old 08-10-2009, 02:44 PM
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I was on Adak from 84 - 86 stationed at the NAVFAC as an OTAC.

Miss Betty, both of my kids went to the center. My son was 6 and my daughter was 4 in 1984. The schools were great and there was always so much for kids to do there. My daughter went to the reading lab twice a week at 4, the year before she was even "officially" in school. She was so proud to be able ride the bus like the big kids.

I remember so many good times and a couple not so good.

Snow during the 4th of July parade is a highlight, as was the Marines "hitting the beach" and then hitting the McDonalds following their "invasion".

We were there when McDonalds opened. My wife was among the first group of assistant manager's.

The swimming pool and roller skating in the Bering building are fond memories, as are the forest and the pet cemetary.

Eagles and otters and even the ravens bring back smiles.

Sledding with my kids on Moffett - and the occasional Williwaw - the birthplace of the winds.

The earthquake that several people have mentioned occured on May 7, 1986. It wasn't a 6.7 though. At the time it was called a 7.7. It was later upgraded to a 8.0, but eventually the USGS settled on calling it a 7.9.

I was in the NAVFAC during the quake, down near the end of the hall that contained the training office. In fact, I was walking from training to QA when it started. I remember standing under a large concrete overhead beam along with a couple other folks and watching as several overhead lights and ceiling panels came down.

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Following the earthquake pretty much everyone was evacuated up to Bering hill. And I recall that after the all-clear, we went home and found that the Adak earthquake was the lead story on the evening news for all the broadcast networks as well as CNN.

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