Adak is a census-designated place located in Aleutians West Census Area, Alaska. As of the 2000 census, the population of the CDP is 316. Other than Attu Station it is the westernmost town in the United States (see Extreme points of the United States), and the southernmost city in Alaska.
Adak was founded in the 1950s.
Adak is in the Andreanof Islands, in the Aleutian Islands chain. Adak is considered the southern-most community in Alaska.
Adak was developed into a Naval Air Station during the 1940s, which played an important role during the Cold War as a submarine serveillance center. Today, the station is home to a minimal number of Navy personnel, plus civilian caretakers.
Web Sites and Links
Adak Is Open To The World!Local community, services, marine facilities, airport, facilities information. Virtual tour.
City-data.com: Adak, AlaskaGeographic, community, and climate profile.