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Naval Air Station Adak

The former Navy Air Facility Adak is located off the Alaskan mainland near the center of the Aleutian chain, approximately 1,200 miles west-southwest of Anchorage, Alaska.

Location: Adak, AK
Veterans: 15
Latest Activity: Sep 12

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Adak 1965/1967

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Comment by AL GENTLE SR on July 21, 2012 at 12:41am

Adak Alaska was a stop after engagement at Attu in May 43 on the  way for an Assignment at Radio Dutch Harbor that lasted until wars end Sept 45 -- flew out of Adak on a runway built in river bed. Chief Radioman Al Gentle Sr.

 

Comment by Casper Johnson on July 1, 2012 at 5:00pm

Det Adak NMCB10

Comment by L. Michael Barney on October 28, 2011 at 5:30pm
I was stationed there May '67 to May of '68, worked at the local Armed Forces Radio & TV outlet.  Food was outstanding always, and my time was filled with activities, from bowling to scuba diving -- really busy!
Comment by John K. Prall on July 17, 2011 at 12:54pm
I was stationed on Naval Station Adak from October 74 until January 78, checked in as an AK3 and departed selected for AK1.  Adak was real good to me, the Rock was my favorite Duty Station in the 21 yesrs i was in the NAVY!
Comment by Pat Henderson on May 2, 2011 at 7:09pm

"Birth place of the winds" indeed!

   I was never stationed at Adak or deployed there, but I sure spent a lot dets tramping around the base or gazing out the windows of the orange lunar hut that was the enlisted barracks for TDY folks.

   I've still got a glass from the Huskie Lodge.

   The last time we were there, our crew was trying out special equipment on a P-3C at Kodiak and Adak. (Hawaii came later.) New family housing had been delivered by barge (along with the McDonald's), so we were put up in some of the old condemed family housing.

   Sweet.

   An enlisted crew with their own two bedroom house and an often-broke aircraft.

   Okay, there were two double-racks per bedroom and the airman slept on the couch, but it was ours.

   That was probably the most fun I ever had in Adak.

   It's fun to zoom in on the base using Google Earth and look around. The housing we were in is gone now. I guess just caretakers live at the base now.

   Never did get to see the national forest.

Comment by Donnie Joe Thompson on April 9, 2011 at 1:05am
I was stationed in Adak from 1989 to 1993.  I worked at ASD down in the AIMD Hangar.  Many good times playing softball in the snow and the 4th of July's at Kuluk Beach.
Comment by Jeffery A Meade on March 23, 2011 at 4:55pm
Stationed on Adak, July 83 to July 86, my youngest daughter was born there in 84. A duty station like no other!
Comment by Roger D. Davis on June 22, 2010 at 12:19am
Right out of Boot camp in Orlando to Adak, talk about going from the oven into the fridge. I worked in the Fire Department ans remember going to Fire Station #1 at ComSta. Man the snow. September 1976 to September 1977 ( I think).
Comment by CHARLES W HORTON JR on December 1, 2009 at 6:57pm
In 1979 I was stationed with VAQ-131 at NAS WHIDBEY ISLAND WA. I met this sailor which I cannot remember his name at all, however; I thought he was a very nice guy to be around. One thing I remember about him was the fact that while he was stationed at NAS ADAK AK, he was an athlete in smokers boxing. His nickname there was Rocky. For different reasons I believe it. Randy I think was his first name, worked at the MAC hangar??? He loaded and offloaded VR DC9 aircraft.
 

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