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MAJ Tex Hall
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Ft Rich is the Banana Belt. We saw that when they came up to train in Greely and us Interior folks couldn't understand how come they didn't know how to survive in the cold ;).
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MSgt Mark Bucher
MSgt Mark Bucher
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Greely, Eielson, Wainwright. You learn about the meaning of the word cold at those 3 bases.
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SN Greg Wright
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I've seen it so cold in Kenai that when you spit, it bounced because it froze on the way down. Days like that, you make your rounds outside with a partner, because if you slip and fall by yourself, you'll be dead within minutes, likely before anyone finds you.
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PO1 William "Chip" Nagel
PO1 William "Chip" Nagel
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SN Greg Wright I was so Glad that Adak was relatively Temperate.
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SN Greg Wright
SN Greg Wright
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PO1 William "Chip" Nagel - The hell of that particular port is that it has the second-largest tidal movement in the world - something like 33 feet every 8 hours or so...which means you have to constantly be adjusting mooring lines...which means being out in that cold for much of that time. Sucked. I don't work on those ships anymore, I'll stick to Valdez, which gets cold enough on it's own.
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MAJ Tex Hall
MAJ Tex Hall
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Quit whining, squid! We slept in tents on the Tanana Flats at -76 (yup, that's below 0) in 1989 or so. LOL.
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MSgt Mark Bucher
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I enjoyed the exercises we used to have at Eielson.
They are totally correct though when it comes to safety in the arctic conditions. You don't play around when it's killing cold out.
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PO1 William "Chip" Nagel
PO1 William "Chip" Nagel
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MSgt Mark Bucher I Can Only Imagine, Worst I ever had to deal with was ringing the Bell Outside Walmart at Christmas Time. Kansas City gets Plenty Cold Enough for Me.
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