James, welcome to Atheist Nexus. I lived at Wildwood Station, near Kenai, for two years 1959-1961 when it was an army receiver site. It was turned into Wildwood Correctional Center - Alaska Department of Corrections for a while. I don't know what function it has now.
I had many memorable experiences in Alaska and I enjoyed the Natives and Homesteader families. I wasn't too keen on the Army part of it as an Army dependent. I was an active participant in the chapel activities while there. It was several years after returning to the "Lower 48" that I left religion and all things involving belief in supernatural powers.
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