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  Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge
Adak Island is adjacent to and overlying a zone at the boundary of the Pacific and the North American tectonic plates.
U.S. forces responded by establishing bases on Adak and Amchitka in the central Aleutians to bring their reconnaissance planes, bombers, and fighters within closer striking distance to those westernmost islands.
Adak and Amchitka bases were pivotal in launching assaults that eventually ended in a nearly three-week land battle by Allied Forces to retake Attu.
www.r7.fws.gov /nwr/akmar/units/History-Adak.htm   (619 words)

 ATSDR - PHA - Naval Air Facility, Adak (a/k/a ADAK Naval Air Station), Adak, Aleutian Islands Census, Alaska
ATSDR evaluated the likelihood for children living in the downtown area on Adak to be exposed to contaminants at levels that pose a health hazard.
Adak was used as a major staging area for bombing against the Japanese on the islands of Attu and Kiska during WWII.
ATSDR has evaluated potential future public health issues on Adak Island by integrating the land uses described in the preferred alternative for redevelopment with information on the types and concentrations of hazardous substances, explosive and physical hazards that will be left in the soils, sediments, groundwater, and surface waters.
www.atsdr.cdc.gov /HAC/PHA/adak/ada_p3.html   (5530 words)

 Adak on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Three Airlines to Bid on Service to Adak, Alaska, under Federal Contract.
Adak, Nursen Ozcelik, Saglik Sosyolojisi Kadin ve Kentlesme.
Adak, Alaska, Gains Airplane Service through Government Contract.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/X/X-A1dak.asp   (263 words)

 Alaska Journal of Commerce: As Adak grows, it's ready to toot its horn at Seattle Fish Expo 10/29/01
Adak has adopted a 3 percent sales tax and a two-cents-per-gallon fuel transfer tax to form a revenue base.
Adak Fisheries is a unit of Norway-based Kjetil Solberg and the third seafood processor to come to Adak.
Moller said Adak has a smaller, discrete cluster of buildings on another part of the island that lends itself to a prison, an educational facility or a research center.
www.alaskajournal.com /stories/102901/loc_adak_expo.shtml   (869 words)

 Adak Island
Adak Island is the largest island in the Andreanof group, having a total of more than 280 square miles, and today ras Restricted public access.
Adak became the ACS Headquarters and the largest Army/Navy base in the Aleutians.
The first plane to land on the new Adak runway on 10 September 1942 was piloted by Col. Eareckson.
www.pacificwrecks.com /provinces/alaska_adak.html   (708 words)

 Bering Sea.com: Communities: Adak   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Adak is the southern-most community in Alaska, on the latitude of Vancouver Island in Canada.
Adak lies in the maritime climate zone, characterized by persistently overcast skies, high winds, and frequent cyclonic storms.
Adak currently provides a fueling port and crew transfer facility for foreign fishing fleets -- an airport, docks, housing facilities and food services are available.
www.beringsea.com /communities/index.php?community=1   (947 words)

 DEC - Contaminated Sites Program - Site Summary - Adak
Under the terms of the land transfer agreement, the Adak airfield was transferred to the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities for operation and maintenance.
Use of live ordnance on Adak was primarily limited to training ranges and their associated impact areas during the World War II era.
Adak was one of many remote sites in Alaska where dishes for communications were installed in the mid-1950's as part of the White Alice defense communications system.
www.dec.state.ak.us /spar/csp/sites/adak.htm   (2838 words)

 MyPolar Borealis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The variant aspects of the community such as the economics of the fisheries, or even the small population of students in school tie together with the handful of businesses that are on the island.
Adak’s population has been steadily decreasing due to the closure of the Navy base which drastically changed Adak.
I’ve been told that she enjoys to work on Adak and that she is big (a good thing to be on Adak).
academic.evergreen.edu /m/mankas16/prospectus.html   (1762 words)

 Governor Frank Murkowski
Adak's airport is one of the largest and most sophisticated airports in the Aleutian Islands.
"Adak's airport is of vital importance to development throughout the Aleutian Islands - and it's especially important to the Aleutian region and to aviation in the North Pacific."
Adak was most recently run by the Navy, until a mid-1990 decision by the federal government to cease operations there under the military's Base Realignment and Closure Program (BRAC).
www.gov.state.ak.us /news.php?id=751   (428 words)

 Alaska Journal of Commerce: Alaska Airlines starts Anchorage-Adak flight 04/21/03
"Adak is the 20th destination in Alaska for Alaska Airlines and by far our longest route," said Jack Walsh, spokesman for Alaska Airlines in Seattle.
The City of Adak wants to expand its small boat harbor, a $9 million project, and it has filed an application with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, according to published reports.
Adak was once heavily-populated by Aleut villagers who left in the early 1800s as the Aleut hunters followed the Russian fur trade eastward, and famine set in on the islands.
www.alaskajournal.com /stories/042103/foc_20030421017.shtml   (776 words)

 Adak Is Open To The World!
It lies on the great circle navigation routes for both marine and air transport…halfway between Seattle and Japan, 1300 miles southwest of Anchorage, 1400 miles from Magadan in Eastern Russia and close to the natural resources of the Kamchatka Peninsula and Sakhalin Island.
Adak is in the middle of one of the world's richest fishing regions which is why AFDC is now operating a seafood processing and cold storage plant on the island.
According the company officials, Adak's location and existing facilities made it economically possible to handle primary processing on the fishing grounds.
www.alaska.net /~vwadak   (239 words)

 Trafford Publishing: Prisoners of the Williwaw   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Adak had been a "hard-duty" Navy outpost, and its barracks and buildings become the prisoners' settlement.
Earthquakes have broken the pipes, the wind has destroyed quite a lot, and the prisoners are very unwilling to depend on each other for their lives, which of course is exactly what they must do.
You may find that prisoners' lives and the lives of younger sailors are not far different, especially on Adak where the same barriers exist for sailors as it did for the prisoners in Ed Griffin's story.
www.trafford.com /robots/00-0061.html   (1978 words)

 Adak Island Communications Station Message Board dedicated to former CT's
Adak itself was beautiful, but wasn't a very cool duty station for a 19 year old kid.
Was an OT3 at NavFac Adak from 9/74 - 9/75.
Adak was the last place in my life, before I was an adult, that I have happy memories of.
home.comcast.net /~adakisland/guestbook2001p2.html   (7495 words)

 American Forests: The Christmas-tree forest. (Adak National Fores... @ HighBeam Research   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Moffett and the miniature forest are a couple of the prominent landmarks of Adak.
Adak is located about 1,200 miles southwest of Anchorage, Alaska, in the stepping-stone chain of islands known as the Aleutians.
Although the Aleutian Islands are not conductive to growing large trees, the small size of the Adak Forest enables Adakians to put a special spin on their Christmas tradition.
highbeam.com /library/doc0.asp?DOCID=1G1:14795515&...   (1011 words)

 Adak Is Open To The World!
Just a few years ago, Adak was the sixth largest city in Alaska, housing some 6,000 residents and supporting them with all the services normally expected in a contemporary community.
Elementary and secondary schools are in place as are churches, a library, and a general store as well as police and emergency services.
In remote areas such as Adak, it is important to be as self-sufficient as possible.
www.alaska.net /%7Evwadak/community.html   (290 words)

 ADAK ISLAND, ALASKA ITINERARY   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Adak Island in the central Aleutians, 1300 miles southwest of Anchorage, the westernmost portion of North America that is accessible by commercial airline.
Adak is a 280-square mile island in the Aleutians.
Adak is a spectacular birding destination that has only recently become accessible to the birding public.
www.birdtreks.com /itin/akad105.html   (954 words)

 Adak Is Open To The World!
The unique history, and land forms on Adak are attracting more visitors to the island.
Only on Adak can you see eagles, WWII installations and nuclear weapons storage compounds on the same tour.
Adak residents and supporters expect tourism business to grow over the years at Adak.
www.alaska.net /~vwadak/island.html   (141 words)

 Adak   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Adak is located on Kuluk Bay on Adak Island.
Adak is located in the Aleutian Islands Recording District.
Total precipitation is 64 inches annually, with an average accumulated snowfall of 100 inches, primarily in the mountains.
home.indy.rr.com /alaskatokens/adak.htm   (125 words)

 adn.com | money : Adak split over rent squabble   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
A legal dispute has erupted on far-flung Adak pitting the island's fledgling commercial fishing industry against the Native regional corporation that's redeveloping the former Adak naval base as a civilian town.
Attorneys for Adak Fisheries in late March sued Aleut in state Superior Court in Anchorage, asking a judge to stop the Native corporation from carrying out a threat to retake the rented building where the fish processor said it had invested millions of dollars.
Adak Fisheries is the only fish processing plant on Adak and one of the main businesses in the new town, which has about 100 permanent residents.
www.adn.com /money/story/6371121p-6249070c.html   (574 words)

 Adak, Alaska (Cities)
Adak is in the Andreanof Islands, in the Aleutian Islands chain.
Adak is considered the southern-most community in Alaska.
Adak was developed into a Naval Air Station during the 1940s, which played an important role during the Cold War as a submarine serveillance center.
www.ohwy.com /usa/alaska/adak   (82 words)

 Adak Alaska Photography
Special features include three huge panoramic photographs of Adak at a time when the runways were being constructed, a visit by President FDR, recon photos, and many off-duty photographs showing life on Adak.
This is a captivating story suggesting the re-use of Adak for a prisoner community.
The author discovers Electras in Alaska: Reeve Aleutian Airline or Airways (It was Airways when I was on Adak but I think it became Airlines later) He goes to Alaska to photograph and experience the Electra, but is captivated by the awesome beauty and terrible power of Alaska.
www.orneveien.org /adak   (1227 words)

 Testimony of Randal Bowman   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
We are willing to have lands with improvements on Adak removed from the Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge in exchange for undeveloped land elsewhere in the Aleutians.
We maintain a refuge subunit headquarters on the island and have used Adak as a resupply port for our 120 foot research vessel.
We have negotiated a good agreement that gives The Aleut Corporation considerable land and facilities on Adak in exchange for their entitlement to other Aleutian islands valuable as wildlife habitat.
laws.fws.gov /TESTIMON/2002/bowman.htm   (917 words)

 Adak Is Open To The World!
Adak is the major marine refueling station for this region of the North Pacific.
Adak is blessed with a location closer to the large petroleum refineries of Asia than any other US port.
From its Navy base background, Adak Fuels also has use of a state of the art fueling terminal within Sweeper Cove.
www.alaska.net /%7Evwadak/fuel.html   (215 words)

 Martelle's 1943 Adak Alaska Photographs
Re-photographed from their scrapbooks by Michael Gordon and the negatives subsequently scanned with a Polaroid Sprintscan 35 to preserve as much detail as possible.
The photographs were made by a married couple, rare on Adak at that time, but without much annotation as to what was what and where was where.
This is pretty close to the southern extent of occupied Adak.
www.orneveien.org /adak/1943/index.htm   (865 words)

 Untitled Document   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Adak Island was withdrawn in 1913 as a wildlife preserve and in 1940 designated a National Wildlife Refuge.
The city of Adak was incorporated as a second-class city by the State of Alaska in spring of 2001.
It should be noted that the decision point for the Aleut Corporation in the signed agreement is 90 days after EPA concurs with the Finding of Suitability for Transfers signed by the Navy for the remainder of the exchange lands.
laws.fws.gov /testimon/2001/2002may9.htm   (993 words)

 Ailing man medevaced from car carrier south of Adak   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
At that time the Morning Prince was about 360 miles south of Adak.
The Morning Prince continued on its rendezvous course to Adak.
An awaiting Life Flight airplane and crew transferred Madrista from the helicopter to the airplane for further transport to Anchorage.
www.uscg.mil /d17/allnews/kodnews01/11101.htm   (265 words)

 Reunion Hall - LORSTA Adak
I was stationed on Adak from June of 74 to June of 75.
The latest report from the Adak Restoration Advisory Board indicates that they are tentatively planning to demolish the old Loran Station in the summer of 2002.
I was an ET at Lorsta Adak from Aug. 1966 to Aug. 67.
www.fredsplace.org /reunion/d17/0110.shtml   (1162 words)

 ATSDR - PHA - Naval Air Facility, Adak (a/k/a ADAK Naval Air Station), Adak, Aleutian Islands Census, Alaska
On Adak, the downtown area was not used as a firing range.
As mandated in the Adak OU A Record of Decision signed in 2000, surface water sampling is required to occur if surface water seeps are observed emanating from the Metals Landfill.
The Adak Institutional Controls Management Plan (Navy 2001a) states that recreational activity not adversely impacting the integrity of the landfill cover (e.g., hiking and, bird watching) would not be part of the land use restrictions.
www.atsdr.cdc.gov /HAC/PHA/adak/ada_p2.html   (10931 words)

 HIGH LONESOME BIRDTOURS: ADAK, ALASKA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Now that we know our way around Adak better, we are scheduling next year's trip for May 14 - 19, 2005.
Adak is an expensive place to go, especially with air fare.
The old 1987 checklist from Adak lists 34 Asiatic species, but birding coverage in Adak has always been very sparse.
www.hilonesome.com /adak05.html   (353 words)

 HyperWar: The U.S. Army Campaigns of World War II: : Aleutian Islands
After destroying the American base on Adak (in fact, there was none), his troops were to return to their ships and become a reserve for two additional landings: the first on Kiska, 240 miles west of Adak, the other on the Aleutian's westernmost island, Attu, 180 miles from Kiska.
Adak served as the forward staging base in the Aleutians for attacking Attu and Kiska.
Departing Adak, the staging area for the invasion, an amphibious force of nearly a hundred ships moved toward Kiska, reaching the island early on 15 August.
www.ibiblio.org /hyperwar/USA/USA-C-Aleutians/index.html   (7072 words)

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