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Jimmy Hill on October 18, 2020 at 7:19 PM said:

April 1968 to July 1969.Computer Operator on the Hill. Brought my wife over on a tourist vista, she got a job teaching at the Base School and got a SOF vista. Great time there playing basketball and softball. Made E5 while there.
Jim Brinckman on October 15, 2020 at 10:06 AM said:

Marvin I got to Wakkanai 02/68 and left 8/69 and live in the Brookfield Wi area - finished college at St. Norbert's in 1971. Retired from the MIlwaukee VA last year. Worked days at Wakkanai keeping track of the equipment on the hills. Worked at the Airman's and NCO clubs off duty. jdbrinck@reagan.com
Marvin Krzykowski on October 14, 2020 at 1:35 PM said:

Marv Krzykowski, Baker Flt 5-67 to 8-68. Residing in Wisconsin since my discharge 8-68. This website brings back many memories over 50 years later.
Bob Grzanka on October 13, 2020 at 3:28 PM said:

Nice to see some activity on this site. Left a little b4 you guys. January 67
JIM BRINCKMAN on October 13, 2020 at 10:56 AM said:

Waco I'm still around and now retired from the VA last year at age 74. Remember in 1968-69 we both worked at the NCO club off duty. Glad to see you're still alive and kicking. Only thing is I'm pretty bored anymore. You can always catch me at jdbrinck@reagan.com. Later.
Dave Johnson on October 12, 2020 at 7:25 PM said:

Anybody from '59/'60? I'm beginning to feel kinda lonely.
Waco Wettermn on October 10, 2020 at 5:24 PM said:

Just checking in to see if any 68-70 troops are still around. Stay safe.
Dave McClay on October 6, 2020 at 7:06 AM said:

In the hope that there are new folks still discovering this site, is there anyone out there who was stationed at WAS around 1971 / 1972? Just wondering what ever happened to Ralph Dennis, Denny Horton, Bob Lahiff, George Rivers, Ron Mizelle, and David Larson, Tsgt Koch, SSgt “Robbie” Robertson.

You can post here or email me at davidm82948@gmail.com.


(BTW, I was a 304xx working in the Comm Center / Tech Control. We were also responsible for the 2-way radio and telephone equipment.)

Dave McClay on June 20, 2006, and again on April 21, 2007, and again in Sept of 2019. (And now in October of 2020!)
Karen swenson on July 10, 2020 at 1:32 PM said:

My brother David Price was there I believe from 1961 to late summer 1962 he was killed in a motorcycle accident there if anyone has any stories I would love to hear about them
Bill Deister, SMSgt, Ret. on July 6, 2020 at 8:49 PM said:

Visiting briefly now for the first time in a year, probably. Arrived Nov 2, 1962, and departed Jan 29, 1964. I was a 203 on Hill One on Charlie Trick. Wakkanai was a fine introduction to a 24 year career in USAFSS/ESC.
Howard "CLEM" Kletter on June 18, 2020 at 7:14 AM said:

I was at Wakkanai 3/62-2/63 "D" flt 29252. I drove the half track between shifts. There during Cuban Crisis. Had USO tour Johnny Cash. I never saw the show, but got to guard his plane 15 miles from base with no phone & 5 rounds of ammo.
Roomed with Early B Teale, best buddy George Sundstrom & Frank Bergin

after all these years anyone remember me get in touch
Steven Kozak on June 9, 2020 at 1:51 AM said:

I was an AirForce Brat, and My dad was stationed at Wakkanai Air Station in 1970 to 1972. SSgt Al Kozak was my dad, he was a fireman. I was in 5th and 6th grade at the time we were there. His assignment actually got cut short due to the base closing. We were one of the Families in base Housing. Our "Apartment" was one of the units with the back to the base Fence that allowed us a view of Mt Rishiri right from our bedroom Windows. Looking at the pictures posted here brought back alot of memories.

We lived off Base for the first 7 months we were there waiting for housing on base.
I will never forget my First Wakkanai King Crab, gotten right from the fish factory across the street from our house off base.

I spent many days sledding down the hill behind the school During the winter months, and we'd even ride the bus up the hill to the "Giant Golf Balls" a time or two and sled back down the road. Yeah, we knew it was not allowed, but hey, I was a kid then, and it was loads of fun!

I haven't went through all of the guestbooks yet to see if I remembered any names, but will be doing that in time.
Bob Gannon '58 > '61 on May 25, 2020 at 4:57 PM said:

Every now and again, this site drops off my radar, and at one point I thought it had gome missing entirely, like one or two other ones have. Spent 3 years at Wakk - recall it (mostly) fondly and, even today, like to go back in my mind and relive them. Alas... never to be. Arrived as a A/3c ditty-chaser and left as S/Sgt Section Chief (Unit 3). Pics and memories are all that's left of the place (literally).
Like to see the pictures that are posted and just found one of me and my roommate (in Dorm 1) that I didn't even know existed. Pleasant surprise! Congrats and best of wishes to all who served at the WALKIN'-EYE . /SK/
Jim Brinckman on May 16, 2020 at 9:03 AM said:

This is for Gerry L posting on April 2nd. Are you Lachik if I'm spelling the last name right. If you are I'm the guy next door in supply from 68 to 69 also friends with Roy Sievers who ran the Airman's Club - you guys got to be join the Club board - also bartended at the NCO club and worked the liquor store. Drop me an email at jdbrinck@reagan.com
Marybeth Domurat on May 2, 2020 at 4:09 PM said:

My Dad served in the Air Force and was stationed in Wakkanai. He passed away over a decade ago. I don't remember many stories, and I wish he was still around so I could ask him about his time stationed there, because I'm interested in visiting Japan. I do recall him saying something about guys who would go out in the deep snow with little more than their underwear on... I'm not sure if that's accurate or if I'm remembering it wrong. I do know he talked fondly about his time in the military.

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