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Old 03-11-2015, 10:29 AM   #37
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Default I was stationed at Eielson AFB from 1967 to 1972...

I was an Air Traffic Controller working in the Control Tower at Eielson, and remember well the 6th SW, and the 55th SRW. From our perch 108 ft above the tarmac, we spent a lot of time watching the RC135's and the KC135's parked on the flight line.

I remember well the loss of Rivet Amber, and the massive search for the crash site. It was definitely a very sad day for the Eielson AFB family, as all the units on the base were tenant units except the Alaskan Air Command units, and we all worked together to get the mission accomplished.

Thanks for sharing.

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