Good article. It was not a easy duty post by any means with the weather being as it was.
As an Alaskan of over 30 years, who has lived on the coast of Alaska, I can tell you that Aleutian weather is incredibly brutal. Even where I live the winter storms coming out of the Aleutians, well, its like living in a constant hurricane (a very cold one). Hardly a breather between storms.
We have a cute saying here about the Aleutians, the weather is so bad there that the air strips have to use a logging chain for a windsock! A joke and an exaggeration, I’m sure, but not far off from the truth.