Air Force to downsize staff at closed King Salmon base

Oct 27, 2009 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Anchorage Daily News

The U.S. Air Force is cutting back the contract staff at its King Salmon facility, officials announced on Tuesday.

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Tom Littlepage

Evansville, IN

#22 Dec 23, 2012
I was a Firefighter from 11-89 to 11-90. It was a tough but rewarding time. The winter was Not fun but the summer was a blast. I would like to go back someday just to look around.
Mike Murphy

Pineville, LA

#23 Apr 27, 2013
Was there 62-63 injoyed the time i had there .I was in fire and crash rescue i was an A/1C when i arrived i beat the other A/1C out of B shift house capt, by two months man he was mad!! I still see the look on his face!(funny) But i made S/S up there i liked it . Good fishing good people

Escondido, CA

#24 May 26, 2013
When did the AFS or auxiliary field close down? I remember I had orders to King Salmon as the NCOIC of the Weather Detachment there in Mar 1988. However, I decided to separate and start a new career and life in San Diego, CA.

Sorry to hear it is no more.

United States

#25 Jul 5, 2013
Was stationed at the king in 1971. Was station capt. In the fire dept. msgt. Pisko was fire chief. Lot of memories. Remember the phone operator in the lower 48 named jean. She would come on every evening and let us call our love ones back home ten minutes at a time. Last one on could talk till you got cut off. She was a life saver. Wein air lines did a great job getting the mail in. Never missed. Great tour but once was enough. To hard being so far from wife and kids.


Since: Mar 11

Rockin' USA ;)

#26 Jul 21, 2013
DUH...If the Base is CLOSED.. Am sure..THAT there are Zippity Do Da...Noooooo...BODY there...

SINCE this thread is three years old!!!
Dan Walters King CAC

Schertz, TX

#27 Jul 21, 2013
NCOIC of Combat Alert Center (CAC)...'79 -'80.
RE: Colorado Chick
Wake up chick ... just so happens that this thread is for informational purposes, and memories. Either join in or get out. I'm sure everyone would like to share your memories.


Since: Mar 11

Rockin' USA ;)

#28 Jul 21, 2013
Dan Walters King CAC wrote:
NCOIC of Combat Alert Center (CAC)...'79 -'80.
RE: Colorado Chick
Wake up chick ... just so happens that this thread is for informational purposes, and memories. Either join in or get out. I'm sure everyone would like to share your memories.
EXCUUUSE ME....Ya ever HEAR of a PHONE CALL to YOUR Comrades.. WHO served there with ya..DUDE????
Peter Geraldizo

Lodi, CA

#29 Aug 7, 2013
I was stationed at the King from '64-'65.It was great experience, working on firetrucks. The winters were cold and the fishing was great. Always hoped to go back for a visit but the opportunity never materialized.


Since: Mar 11

Rockin' USA ;)

#30 Aug 12, 2013
THINK they have accomplished this MISSION by NOW???
Bill Denby

Pasadena, TX

#31 Dec 4, 2013
Was stationed there from 1970-71, radar maintenance. Was a place in town (haha) that served a really good omelet called it a 49er. We'd walk down on Sunday morning and have one. Had an outside corner room and boy did it get cold. We would stack cokes and beer in the closet and in the winter it stayed ice cold. Fishing was great. Bears were a pain. Spent most of the time in the NCO club or the movie theater. Had some good times and some not so good times. Made some good friends.
Still got my "Choosen Frozen" award on the wall.


Since: Mar 11

Rockin' USA ;)

#32 Dec 4, 2013
Better that. Working Part-Time...
Ed Franklin Norwalk Oh

Norwalk, OH

#33 Mar 12, 2014
I was stationed at the King 10/57-10/58 in radar operations. I came as a 1 year old A/3c and left as an A/2c. Great hunting & fishing, and I matured a lot. Rotated to Geiger Field 823rd AC&W, Spokane, Wa. After a year at Geiger, I was selected for S.A.G.E school and served the rest of my time a McChord AFB, Tacoma, Wa. With my 4 years of experience in AC&W/SAGE, I hooked up with the Department of the Navy working tactical data systems and combat system information systems for the next 40 years. I was selected to head up the software testing for the aircraft carriers and was afforded the opportunity to ride the carriers when installing the software. Great job from which I am retired.
Michael McFalls

Asheville, NC

#34 Mar 28, 2014
I was stationed at King Salmon from 75 to 76. I loved the fishing , but the white sox and dark swarms of Alaska's state birds would not allow me to call it paradise. Great times in the Air Force, and had many good friends around the world. I would enjoy hearing from some of my old King Salmon buddies. I watch explorer/ live on the internet from Brooks Camp up at Katmai, N.P. in the summertime and remember wonderful times visiting there. Happy Trails !

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