Arctic Night at Sondrestrom

Photo by Gerry Harris, Firebird Navigator, July 1966

The bright light at top center is the Sondrestrom rotating beacon. According to legend, the Firebird crew members would spend a few "recreational hours" at the Fox and Hare or Caribou Club and then drive to the top of the ridge to "ride" the beacon. This tradition probably began when the "Birds" were "Texans" and stationed at Dyess AFB, Texas.

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