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Old 12-05-2009, 03:31 PM
 
Location: Bethel, Alaska
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Alaska Airlines was hiring just recently in Adak for Ramp Service agents (if your freaking insane! ) I actually think the island is cute, I wouldn't mind doing customer service on it. I have a friend who works out there... great town
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Old 12-10-2009, 11:03 AM
 
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I lived on Adak from 1991 - 1994. I was in middle school. My dad was in the Navy and stationed there. He was a doctor at the Naval Hospital. During the 80s and 90s the base was mainly a listening post to spy on Russia, but after the cold war ended they closed down the military base. I believe there was also a squadron of subhunter planes stationed there as well. I enjoyed the fishing and hunting and hiking. They acutally have a Caribou herd on Adak which was introduced by the Navy. I heard that many world record Caribou were taken on Adak because of the mild climate (realitively) and the absence of natural predators. But it was a good comunity back in the day very safe and fun as a kid.
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Old 12-13-2009, 03:56 AM
 
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I was stationed on Adak in 77-78. It was one of the most prolific times of my life. given the chance, I would like to return for a visit. I remember the underground tunnels that took you where you needed to go during the harsh winters. It was truely a wonderful place to be as a young man.
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Old 12-14-2009, 11:44 AM
 
Location: Anchorage
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I was stationed on Adak in 77-78. It was one of the most prolific times of my life. given the chance, I would like to return for a visit. I remember the underground tunnels that took you where you needed to go during the harsh winters. It was truely a wonderful place to be as a young man.
where there many women in the Navy back then?
It was a crazy party town in the early 90's
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Old 12-14-2009, 10:55 PM
 
Location: Anchorage, AK
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I was wondering if anyone on here had been to Adak in the last year or so. I've been curious about checking the place out and even though the airfare is godawful, you can still get there for 15k miles.
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Old 12-14-2009, 11:01 PM
 
Location: Anchorage
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i have only seen pictures. It looks awful and run down. It was a town built for over 2000 but since 1994 only 150 have lived there. 150 people living in povery and with a town debt of over $500,000. Most of the homes are in a state of ruin from the wind and weather.

I can only imagine what the rest of the "town" must look like now.

It would still be a great place for caribou hunting though.

Such a shame really, it was a wonderful community back in the day.
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Old 12-15-2009, 08:57 PM
 
Location: Bethel, Alaska
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I will see if I can get some recent pictures.
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Old 12-15-2009, 10:22 PM
 
Location: Wasilla
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I will see if I can get some recent pictures.
Thanks team, that would be cool! I was there back in 1986-87. I did find a site about a hunting outfit that keeps you out on their ship at night and during the day you can hunt the caribou. However, you gotta be in shape to hike in-land to find the buggers
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Old 12-22-2009, 08:27 PM
 
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I think the ferry might go there, do not quote me on that....But I know that the Tustamena(I think that is the name) goes to Dutch Harbor then Adak or Akutan, I am not sure which one it is...That would be a great way becuase it will be one stop for a day then you leave...I met people from there, all Aleut native, and even for them it is very isolated. If Dutch Harbor can feel isolated I could just imagine Adak.....
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Old 12-22-2009, 10:20 PM
 
Location: Wasilla
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I just browsed around on the Alaska Marine Highway site for the ferry........looks like Unalaska/Dutch Harbor is the last ferry stop to the west.

Here's a fun clip though.........The Adak used car store

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ExI6IR-RA8
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