American History in Real LifeMovies in the past have often shown characters that were touched by historical events. Yet sometimes, the truth is often more fantastic than anything Hollywood can devise. These stories of real people show how the events of the past touched their lives. Some times the stories are dramatic, sometimes simple, but all in all they weave a tapesty of the richness of the American experience.
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Category Archives: Alaskan Air Command
Flying the F4 E aircraft in Alaska was especially challenging, given the unforgiving terrain and the wide range of temperatures that the birds operated under. The winter of 1970-71 was the first winter that the F-4E aircraft were exposed to … Continue reading
Flying in Alaska was always amazing. The scenery was spectacular, but also challenging. Elmendorf AFB in Anchorage was located off the end of the Knik Arm, one of the two branches of the Cook Inlet. The other branch, the Turnagain … Continue reading
In Alaska, when we lived there, the end of winter was known as “breakup.” Now in some minds that might mean the thawing of the state’s rivers. In fact the thawing of the Yukon was a major event, which often … Continue reading
In 2007 we returned to a very different Alaska than the one we had left 30 years earlier. In many ways, Anchorage had the same old small town feeling, but now it was a large city with much more traffic. … Continue reading