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Alaska
What a wonderful place.
I spent two tours there:
One at King Salmon, as MSgt in the Air Force.
The second one at Cape Lisburne, as a Civilian working for RCA.

This site is my days there, in pictures.
Hope you enjoy this site, comments welcomed, Email at the bottom

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Alaska Facts:  http://www.alaskasbest.com/facts.htm
Alaska, North to Alaska:  http://www.50states.com/alaska.htm

Alaska of course has bears, several types.
The Brown bear or Grizzley bear is mostly in the Southern part of Alaslka.
The Polar bear resides mostly in the Northern part of Alaska

Brown bear
Diet: Omnivore
Average lifespan in the wild: 25 years
Size: 5 to 8 ft
Weight: 700 lbs
Speed: 40 MPH

Size relative to a 6-ft man:
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Polar bear
Diet: Carnivore
Average lifespan in the wild: 25 to 30 years
Size: 7.25 to 8 ft
Weight: 900 to 1,600 lbs
Speed: 25 MPH


Size relative to a 6-ft man:
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The aveage human can run around 9 - 15 MPH
So don't try to out run any bear, stay clear.
That was preached to us so often, in briefings.

King Salmon, Alaska
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Population in 1974 - 443

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All hallways had highway numbers, Rt 66 was the main hallway, it ran the length of the whole complex.


Base - Bowling Alley
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Base - Gym
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Base - Movie
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King Salmon - "Downtown", Shopping Center
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  VALLEY OF 10,000 SMOKES photos
- - - The link above, shows you some of the beauty seem in Alaska - - -
One of our buddies, had a private pilot license.  About once a month , maybe every other month,
we would chip in and he would rent a plane for the day.
We would plan our flight, to what area of Alaska, we wanted, within range, the night before, and off we would go.
The Valley of 10,000 smokes was our favorite place to go.

Of all the assignments I have had in my military career (22 yrs), Alaska was by far, the most beauitufl place I have ever seen.


"Dudley Do-Right"
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"Dudley", the King Salmon Mascot
Dudley was at the King when I got there in 1973, and was there when I departed in 1974.
Many of those that left while I was there, tried to take Dudley with them, but could not, for whatever reason(s).
He would ride the Base shuttle bus all over, when it came to the stop he wanted he would bark, the bus would stop and let him out.
Next few rounds of the bus, Dudley would be sitting at one of the stops waiting to board the bus again.
He would hang out mostly behind the mess hall, where the cooks fed him.

Many times as we would walk/hike on some of the back paths in the area, he would tag along.
Dudley was friends with anyone he came in contact with, a great dog, he was.


 King Salmon, Alaska

 Cape Lisburne, Alaska  
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Edward McDowell Duvall
"A Kentucky Colonel"
Retired MSGT USAF
Member SAR, Panama City, Florida


To view a index of all the sites I have designed
Click on the link
http://eddyduvall.com/index.html

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Site background courtesy:  http://www.katmaibears.com/
Background photo, Bear photo, permission granted from: Dr. Lynn L. Rogers  http://www.bearstudy.org/
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The moving water applet (lake.class) courtesy of David Griffiths:
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David Griffiths has shut down his web site, and can no longer be contacted: