Fort Greely

Location

Fort Greely is nestled between two beautiful mountain ranges located about 100 miles from the nearest town, Fairbanks, Alaska and is known to be a remote tour of duty because of it’s abroad distance.

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History

Fort Greely was established as the Army Air Corps Station 17, Alaskan Wing, of the Air Transportation Command in 1942. It served as a refueling point for aircraft sent to the Soviet Union (now Russia) under the Lend-Lease Program. After World War II, it was immediately placed in an inactive status. However, it was maintained by the Civil Aeronautics Authority for civilian use. In 1948, the air station was reactivated as the United States Troops, Big Delta Alaska and was the home of the Army Arctic Training Center. It was designated as Fort Greely in 1955 in honor of Major General Aldolphus Washington Greely. Fort Greely has a proud history. Because of its location and environment, it has been the site for cold-weather training and testing of operations and equipment through the past half century. Until the late 1990’s, its primary tenant units included the Cold Regions Test Center and the Northern Warfare Training Center.

In 1995, Fort Greely underwent Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC). Most of the lands associated with Fort Greely were transferred to the operational control of US Army Alaska. In 2001, Fort Greely was partially removed from the BRAC list, in order to support the nation’s strategic objective of missile defense. Today, Fort Greely proudly serves as the primary support base for a host of tenants that support the Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD) initiative.

Mission

Today, Fort Greely proudly serves as the primary support base for a host of tenants that support the Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD) initiative. The main component support is the Alaska Air National Guard whose key mission is security and operation of the Missile Defense Site. A small regular Garrison unit is in charge of oversight of the post and main cantonment areas.

Population

Fort Greely’s population is a mix of active duty garrison personnel (10), Alaska Air National Guard (207), civilian workers (430), contractor and tenant personnel (643). There are approximately 789 people that reside on the post proper.

Base Transportation

Current there is no base transportation available on this installation. The post is small and most areas can be accessed within 10 minutes or less if walking.

Sponsorship 

The sponsorship program is a wonderful way to be introduced to your new location. All in-bound personnel will be assigned a sponsor after receiving orders. Please contact your assigned unit to inquire about a sponsor if one does not contact you first. The Fort Greely ACS has an information and referral program that way be able to assist you with questions and additional assistance. The phone number for I and R services is 907-873-3284 or DSN 317-873-3284.

Temporary Quarters

Reservations can be made only during lodging office hours, Alaska time. The Lodging office serves both transient and permanent personnel living on Fort Greely. Military and civilian personnel on PCS or TDY orders can make reservations during Lodging Office business hours. Contractor personnel reservations must be made by their Fort Greely sponsors. Rate is $99.00 a night for all lodgers. Rooms consist of 19 one and two-bedroom units located in Bldg 702. Call reservations at 907-873-4311.

Relocation Assistance

Your unit sponsor should be your first contact for relocation assistance. There is not a post military personnel office available. Additional information, if needed, may be obtained by calling the Army Community Service Relocation Office at 907-873-3284.

Housing

All soldiers are required to process through the Housing Services Office. You may reach them by phone (907) 873-4658. You will receive information on housing options and receive a housing application. Anyone moving on base will need to call Transportation/Household Goods at (907) 873-3042.

Critical Information

At the main entrance to Fort Greely is the Visitors Center. Because Fort Greely is a Missile Defense site with a high level of security, depending on your status, you may be required to have someone sponsor you or have the correct ID. The Visitors Center hours of operation are 7:00 am to 3:30 pm. For information on accessing the post, you can call them at 907-873-3660.

Defense Service Network (DSN) Dialing Instructions

The DSN is the provider of long-distance communications service for the Department of Defense (DoD). Every installation has a special DSN number and the numbers vary by world-wide location. In order to place a call using DSN, the caller must be using a military phone on an installation. Cell phones cannot dial DSN numbers. When dialing a DSN number from a United States installation to another United States installation, it is unnecessary to dial the DSN 312 area code. When dialing a DSN number to/from overseas locations, the DSN area code must be included. The operator can be reached at commercial (719) 567-1110. Please note that long distance charges may be incurred.

Contact Information

Adult Education Centers
Education Services Office
Building 845, Arctic Avenue
Fort Greely, AK 99731
Phone 907-873-4369
Phone (DSN) 317-873-4369

Automotive Services
Autocraft Shop
Building 626 Northeast side
Fort Greely, AK 99731
Phone 907-873-3139 / 907-803-3607

Child Development Centers
Child Development Center
Building 847, Big Delta Avenue
Fort Greely, AK 99731
Phone 907-873-4599

Commissary/Shoppette
Commissary
Building 601, 1st Street
Fort Greely, AK 99731
Phone 907-873-4404
Phone (DSN) 317-873-4404
Fax 907-873-1216
Fax (DSN) 317-873-1216

Deployment/Mobilization
Army Community Service
Building 665
Big Delta Avenue
Fort Greely, AK 99731
Phone 907-873-4346

EFMP – Family Support
EFMP Family Support
Gabriel Auditorium, Bld. 655
Attn: ACS/EFMP
Fort Greely, AK 99731
Phone 907-873-4385

Exchange(s)
Movie Theater
Building 650, Big Delta Ave
Fort Greely, AK 99731
Phone 907-869-3293

Family Advocacy Program
Army Community Service – Family Advocacy Program/EFMP
Building 655
East Fifth Street
Fort Greely, AK 99731
Phone 907-873-4385

Hospital/Medical Treatment Facility(s)
Family Medical Center
Arctic Avenue
Delta Junction, AK 99737

HC 60 Box 4860
Delta Junction , AK 99737

Phone 907-895-5100 / Troop Clinic – 907-873-4977

Housing Office/Government Housing
Government Housing/North Haven Communities
Building 707-B
Fort Greely, AK 99731
Phone 907-869-3032

ID/CAC Card Processing
Common Access Card (CAC) & DoD ID Card Services
Building 556, Big Delta Avenue
Fort Greely, AK 99731
Phone 907-873-3663
Fax 907-873-3205

Information and Referral Services
Army Community Service – Relocation Assistance
Building 655
East Fifth Street
Fort Greely, AK 99731
Phone 907-873-3284

MWR (Morale Welfare and Recreation)
Morale, Welfare, and Recreation
Building 655, East Fifth Street
Fort Greely, AK 99731
Phone 907-873-3574 / Woodshop: 907-873-3140 / Equipment Rental: 907-873-4058

Temporary Lodging/Billeting
Lodging Office
Building 702, First Street
Fort Greely, AK 99731
Phone Reservations: 907-873-4311

Welcome/Visitors Center
Visitor’s Center
Building 556, Big Delta Avenue
Fort Greely, AK 99731
Phone 907-873-3663
Fax 907-873-3205