Building 655, Big Delta Avenue
Fort Greely, AK 99731

Phone 907-873-3662 / 907-873-4346

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Installation Overview

Fort Greely

Location

Fort Greely is considered a remote tour of duty as it is 100 miles away from the nearest town, Fairbanks. It is 350 miles north of Anchorage. There is very little shopping or entertainment in the area, most people travel to Fairbanks for that. Fort Greely is situated between two beautiful mountain ranges with breathtaking scenery. In summer months the sun does not go below the horizon, in mid winter the shortest day is about 4 hours of light.

Delta Junction, known as the end of the Alaska Highway, is the nearest town about 5 miles north of Fort Greely. The name "Big Delta", as it is currently used, refers to the residential and farming community located near where the Delta River joins the Tanana River, about nine miles north of Delta Junction. Delta Junction, once called Buffalo Center, is the city itself. Its city limits encompass about an eight mile radius and a population of about a thousand people. For more information, please visit the installation homepage.

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 (5), Alaska Air National Guard (205), civilian workers (357), contractor and tenant personnel (643). There are approximately 441 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.

Community Activities Center

The Aurora Community Activities Center is located in Bldg 500 on Robin Road. The Front Desk can be reached at 873-4782/873-4783. The hours for the Aurora Community Activities Center activities are now all the same: Sunday 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday-Thurs, 11:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m., Friday and Saturday, 11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.

The Community Activities Center features these amenities/activities: 

Buffalo Bowl 

  The Grille

Mon-Thurs 11:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

  Mon-Thurs 11:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Fri-Sat      11:30 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

  Fri-Sat       11:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Sunday 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

  Sunday     12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

 

 

Chinook Bar

  Arcade and Game Room

Mon-Thurs  5:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

  Sun-Thurs    11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Fri-Sat        5:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

  Fri-Sat          11:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Sunday       2:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

 

Other features include a lobby with a grand fireplace, a dance studio, a computer lab, and rooms for rent for special occasions. 

Fitness Center

Fort Greely has a Fitness Center with a swimming pool, sauna, tanning booth, weight room, exercise equipment, racketball court, basketball court and changing rooms.  The fitness center is located in Building 503 and staff can be reached at 907-873-2696.

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. 

There is a lending closet located on Fort Greely. Hours are Mon - Fri 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. You may reach the lending closet at 907-873-3284.

The Lending closet provides household and kitchen items. It doesn not have furniture or Linens. Furniture may be temporarily borrowed from the North Haven Housing and Linens from unit supply if you are military.

Motor Vehicle Registration

Motor Vehicle Registration by Fort Greely Police is no longer required but individuals are still required to show a Common Access Card, and/or Dependant ID at entry point. Visitor passes for others requiring entry must register at the Visitor Center at the Main Gate, Building 556. Hours are Monday - Friday, 6am - 3pm. Phone number: 907-873-3663

Weapons Registration

Privately owned weapons (POW) are allowed on post by personnel who reside on Fort Greely. All privately owned weapons being stored in quarters must be registered within 48 hours (two working days) of purchase or of the weapon being brought onto the installation.

Weapons registration takes place at the Visitor Center at Main Gate, Building 556, Big Delta Avenue. Hours for registration are Mon - Fri 6:00 am - 3:30 pm.

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 Transporation/Household Goods at 907-873-3042. All individuals eligible and desiring to live on Post will then be put in touch with North Haven staff, the contractor handling housing. They offer 8 plex and single family homes, 168 total homes on Fort Greely. The homes consist of two, three, and four bedrooms with one to two bathrooms. Three and four bedroom homes include garages. Each home includes a washer, dryer, dishwasher, refrigerator and stove/oven. Electric, heat, lawn care, snow removal, and 24-hour emergency maintenance services are included. Pets are allowed, although some breeds are prohibited and there is a two pet minimum. A $250.00 non-refundable pet fee is also required. Tours are available on request. Applicants are required to meet eligibility requirements, homes are subject to availability and rent rates can change without notice. A leasing consultant may be reached at 907-869-8032, ext. 114. Community office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday thru Wednesday and Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday. Their office is located in building 920 Donnelly Lane on Fort Greely.

Pets

Residents can have up to, but no more than two pets per household. Pets are not authorized in unaccompanied personnel housing (UPH). Undomesticated animals (i.e. snakes, rabbits, reptiles, spiders, etc.) are not allowed in government quarters. The following animals are NOT allowed in Fort Greely Housing: American Pit Bull Terrier, Staffordshire Terrier, American Staffordshire Terrier, Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Rottweiler, Doberman Pinscher, Chow Chow, Presa Canario, Cane Corso, Neapolitan Mastiff, Wolf or Wolf Hybrids. Two Pet limit: one cat & dog, two dogs, two cats. Animals must be kept under control at all times and will not be allowed to become a nuisance or menace to other persons, animals or property. Leashes for walking your pets should not exceed six feet in length.

Medical Services

If on Fort Greely, your 911 call goes to post emergency dispatch. If off-post in Delta Junction area, your 911 call goes to Fairbanks emergency dispatch linked to local emergency service providers. Fort Greely now has a Medical Clinic in Building 655, across from the Chapel. They provide basic care for soldiers, family members and retirees. The front desk phone number is (907) 873-4975, the appointment line is (907) 361-4000. In case of Emergency, call 911. The 24/7 Nurse Advise line is 1-800-TRICARE (874-2273).

Dental

Fort Wainwright or Timbercrest Dental in Delta Junction

  • Hospital Clinic: 907-353-5135; 907-895-4274
  • Kamish Clinic: 907-353-2917

Child Care

For your convenience, registration for all CYS programs is handled at the reception desk at CDC in Building 847. All necessary forms will be provided upon registration. However, at the time of enrollment the following must be presented to our clerks:

  • Your child's current immunization.
  • Your child's shot record.
  • For children over 12 months old, the results of the last tuberculin (TB) skin test. The TB test must be current within the six months of initial registration.
  • A current LES and/or pay stub (this will be helpful when filling out forms).

The CDC is located in Building 847 and can be reached by calling 907-873-4599.

Education Office

Fort Greely's education counselor assists military personnel with education support and career counseling. Services are also available to Department of Defense employees, military family members, retired military, and other authorized employees serving on Fort Greely. The education counselor helps students determine their educational needs and refers them to the proper agency or school or college to complete their personal and professional educational goals. The education counselor also serves as a proctor during scheduled exams. The education counselor can help you:

  • Clarify your educational and career goals
  • Develop an education plan
  • Select classes to fulfill your degree or certificate program
  • Show you how to transfer to other college or university programs
  • Interpret the results of college placement tools
  • Explore your career goals - with your interests, skills, and personality in mind
  • Refer you to college and community resources that will help you succeed
  • Plan strategies for your educational Success

The education counselor can be reached by calling 907-873-2485.

Schools

Delta/ Greely School District is the school district that serves Fort Greely. District schools include:

  • Delta Elementary School - Grades K-5, Phone 907-895-4696
  • Fort Greely Middle School - Grades 6-8, Phone 907-869-3105
  • Delta High School - Grades 9-12, Phone 907-895-4460
  • New Horizons High School - Phone 907-895-4655
  • Delta Correspondence School - Phone 907-895-4655
  • Delta Cyber School - Phone 907-895-1043

Traveling through Canada

If you are driving through Canada, you will be required to have a valid passport as it is the only reliable and universally accepted travel and identification document for the purpose of international travel.

When traveling with a group of vehicles, parents or guardians should arrive at the border in the same vehicle as their children or any minors they are accompanying. If you share custody and the other parent is not traveling with you, or if you are traveling with minors for whom you are not the parent or legal guardian, we recommend you carry a consent letter to provide authorization for you to take them on the trip and enter Canada. Suppoorting identification such as birth certificate or citizenship card may be required also.

A consent letter must include the custodial parents' or legal guardians' full name, address and telephone number. Some travelers chose to have the consent letter notarized, to further support it's authenticity, especially if they are undertaking a significant trip and want to avoid delays.

All vistors arriving from or transitioning through the United States are encouraged to visit the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Web site for information concerning the U.S. Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative and the requirements to enter or return to the United States. For more information, check the Canadian website.

Pets traveling through Canada must also have a current health certificate (within 30 days) that will need to be shown at border crossings.

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.  

Army Community Services is located on the first floor in building 661. They are co-located with the Family Assistance Center for the ARNG and the Education Center. The Employmnet Assistance, Financial Assistance and Volunteer Information number is (907) 873-2479. The Family Advocacy Program Manager and the Exceptional Family Program Manager's phone number is (907) 873-4385. The Loan closet is located in ACS and the phone number is 873-4946.  

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.


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