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NCS Adak

Naval Communications Station, Adak Island, Alaska

Location: Adak, Alaska
Veterans: 5
Latest Activity: Jul 14, 2014

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The Rock

Started by Cecil Pearson Jul 14, 2014. 0 Replies

Was on the ROCK from July 1965 to June 1967.  Was a member of Search and Rescue and flew as a PC on ADAK 135560 and ADAK 135569 ( both were old  converted Lockheed P2V aircraft).Remember many a drill…Continue

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Comment by Ralph Serena on July 6, 2014 at 6:12pm

I went from Sunny San Vito, Italy - to Cold & Windy Adak Alaska.  I felt as though I had pissed somone off while I was in Italy.  But hey, in 1970 it as a lot better than being assigned to "Monkey Mountain" in Nam.  I was a CTR3, ditty chaser, and did that for 8 hrs a shift, (which is why I now wear hearing aids at 64) Off duty time would find me going "downtown" for a movie, or bowling or hanging out in the Ptarmigan club, especially on 4 dot Oly night. Anyone who was there will remember that. Growing a beard was a favorite pastime of a lot of the guys.  I remember a group of guys in my duty section found an old quanset hut up on Mt Adagdack. We fixed it up a little, and used it as a "get away" on our days off.  It was not far from the lake up there, and the ice fishing was great.

Lots of memories from this place, some good, some not so good.  The scenery was just incredible, (when you could venture out) wildlife galore, and where else can you drink right out of a cold mountain stream?  

I've been trying to find a couple of my barracks mates, Kevin Carter (of Boston) or Frank Kozlowski of my home state of NJ. (one of the Oranges I think) Would like to see how these guys are doing now - all these years later.

Comment by Rob McGinn on March 27, 2014 at 6:18pm
I arrived on Adak in February 1971 and was there until August 1973. I was an ETN3 and worked at P70 the receiver site.
Comment by Lee G Howze Jr on March 27, 2014 at 1:51pm

Came aboard NCS Adak in July of 1967 and served until Sept 68.  I was a CTT3 and my job was at Zeto Point.  Being a very young sailor, at the time only 19, I could not visit the Ptarmigan Club.  I spent a lot of my off duty time at the bowling alley, wandering the tundra, fishing, at the ham radio shack, or just goofing off in my cubicle.  I remember the place as a pristine atmosphere with the most beautiful views.  Anyone who was every stationed there knows it as the "Birthplace of the Winds" and that was only one of the drawbacks of being there. Every time I walked outside, I was almost blown away.  I enjoyed my stay on the Rock and wish that I could return to tour it one day. 

 

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