Fourth of July from the edge of America
The Alaskan town of Adak is as far west as you can go and still be in the United States. I spent 11 days with the kind, welcoming, generous people of this town. The 100-or-so permanent residents live in the remnants of a Cold War-era Navy base built to house thousands of people. The town is the westernmost municipality in the United States — the southernmost in Alaska — and the last inhabited island in the Aleutian chain before the maritime border with Russia.
Definitely worth a visit. You can read the piece I wrote about Adak here. It’s a bit late, but here are some photos from my time there: