I was stationed there from Feb 1977 - Feb 1978. Some beautiful country up there. One year it snowed during the 4th of July fireworks show. Watched that one while wearing my parka. Nice summers, but some very cold winters. I saw -38 without the wind and up to -100 wind chill. I believe they shut down the flight line at -70 or so. During both winters we had up to 2 weeks where the high was still below zero.
Make that until Feb 1979. I was there for 2 years then I went to Kadena AB on Okinawa. Talk about temperature and cultural extremes.
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