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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: 19
Latest Activity: Jun 24, 2017

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Commissary Store Adak Alaska

Started by Mark Dougherty Jun 24, 2017. 0 Replies

Adak 1965/1967

Started by Cecil Pearson. Last reply by Cecil Pearson Mar 23, 2017. 1 Reply

Crash Crew

Started by Gregory Summer. Last reply by Cecil Pearson Jul 12, 2014. 3 Replies

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Comment by fred johnson on December 15, 2016 at 3:21pm

While stationed on Adak, l drew some sketches which I sought approval of and placed them on an outgoing crew to have reproduced. I received these unit patches back and I don't recall if they were ever officially worn on our work jackets. These particular patches are about 56 years old.  I have mistakenly placed a tower patch from NAAS Chase Field, Texas.

Comment by fred johnson on October 17, 2016 at 10:03pm

Stationed on Naval Station Adak 60-61. Served as a Air Traffic Controller..."tower flower". I remember kulak bay, Mt. Sitka, and the famous Adak Nat'l Forest. Had buddies in ground electronics and made several trips with them out to the remote site. We had Reeves Aleutian Airlines bring in the mail and any new personnel. Was going to get to hitch a ride with crew 8 on a P2-V Neptune until one morning...I watch her on takeoff roll and saw it rotate too soon. The radome on the belly came apart....the props dug into the runway and she started for the rollout that ended in Kulak bay. They did get stopped before the bay, but I never got to ride with her. Would sit in tower with no traffic....noticed windows start to hum...looked at wind gauge and it was gusting up to 70-80 mph almost instantly. Got run out of the Crypto spaces one day looking for a Coke. Go figure. Still...I enjoyed my stay up there.

Comment by Michael Paul Lawson on June 30, 2015 at 11:23pm
I served at Adak 65-66. Still have a picture of the " Adak Forest", travels all over the Island, party in the Tundra Tavern, and the old WWII quanset huts.
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.


   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!

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