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Digital Branch of the University of Alaska Fairbanks Oral History Program

Dedication Ceremony for White Alice Communications System

Dedication Ceremony for White Alice Communications System
Description: 

Dedication ceremony for the White Alice Communications System (WACS) in the Talkeetna Theater on Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska, on March 28, 1958. The men on stage probably include Alaska Territorial Governor Mike Stepovich, Lt. Gen. Joseph H. Atkinson, commander, Alaskan Command, and Brig. Gen. Kenneth H. Gibson, commander, Alaska Air Command. There was a telephone on stage that was used by Secretary of Interior Frederick Seaton to call in congratulations during the ceremony.

Photo By: 
Leland A. Olson
Photo Collection: 
Leland A. Olson Papers
Institution: 
University of Alaska Anchorage Archives
Photo ID: 
UAA-hmc-1064-s366
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