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Fort Greely, Alaska

USAG Fort Greely

U.S. Army Garrison Fort Greely is responsible for “Midcourse Missile Defense” and supports the Cold Regions Test Center. The fort is remotely located, closest to the town of Big Delta also known as Delta Junction, Alaska. The largest city in the area is Fairbanks, about 100 miles away. Delta Junction is home to about 1,000 people. When weather allows, many travel to Fairbanks or even Anchorage for city amenities.

The backdrop at USAG Fort Greely is mountainous and unique. Due to the location, extreme conditions can apply. The winter has only four hours of daylight, and in the summer the sun almost never sets, presenting one-of-a-kind conditions for military training.

USAG Fort Greely Fast Facts

The nearest town, Delta Junction has about 1,000 residents, most of whom are between 30-49 years old. The average household income is about $80,000. The nearest big city is Fairbanks, which is also endowed with many natural sites, however, has more museums and urban recreation options.

Nearby natural and historic attractions and activities in Delta Junction include but are not limited to:

    • Big Delta State Historic Park
    • Quartz Lake Alaska State Park
    • Bert Mountain Trail

USAG Fort Greely Temporary Lodging

USAG Fort Greely’s Temporary Lodgings are located in Buildings 801 and 702, Fort Greely Family and MWR Recreational Lodging. The facility has 39 non-smoking rooms, with six pet-friendly rooms available. Because the temporary lodgings facility is located on base, there is ample access to stores, restaurants and recreation.

Amenities at the temporary lodgings facility include internet and cable TV, laundry facility, refrigerators, coffee makers, microwave access and continental breakfast. Call (907) 873-4795 during regular business hours for reservations.

USAG Fort Greely Child Care

USAG Fort Greely has multiple child care options depending on the age of the child. Children ages six weeks to five years old can attend the accredited Child Development Center in building 847 for full-time, part-time and hourly care in a stimulated and balanced environment.

To register, bring the child’s immunization records, health records, and income documentation as fees are income-based.

For older students up to 12 years old, register for School Age Care in building 847. For after school care or care for older students, the Youth Center is an option in building 653 for care.

Child Development Center
Building 847
Big Delta Ave.
Fort Greely, AK 99731

(907) 873-4599

USAG Fort Greely Check-In and In-Processing

When appearing for check-in and in-processing at Fort Greely, arrive in uniform with medical and dental records in hand. Upon check-in, in-processing instructions including orientation information will be given in addition to meals and billeting information. Civilians checking in with need to reach out to the Department of Army Civilians at (907) 353-7208.

USAG Fort Greely Services

USAG Fort Greely services located on base include but are not limited to:

Commissary
Building 601
1st St.
Fort Greely, AK 99731

(907) 873-4404

Fitness Center
Building 503
Fort Greely, AK 99731

(907) 873-2696

ID Card/Processing
Common Access Card (CAC) & DoD ID Card Services
Building 556
Big Delta Ave.
Fort Greely, AK 99731

(907) 873-3663

Big Delta, AK Local Services

Auto Repair

Delta Auto Care LLC
3146 Richardson Hwy

Delta’s East Side and Truck Co.
2250 Miltan R

Aces Automotive Services
1629 Richardson Ave

Groceries

IGA Food Cache
266 Richardson Hwy

Storage

Delta Storage Co
Brewis Blvd

USAG Fort Greely Housing

Housing options on base at Fort Greely are privatized. Winn Companies-North Haven Communities are in charge of the on-base housing community. Apartments are available on site with two to four bedrooms, washer/dryer connections and heated garages. Community amenities include a swimming pool, sauna and recreation equipment for children.

To inquire or apply, or be placed on a waiting list for housing if needed, contact North Haven Communities prior to your arrival to ensure you bring what you need to receive housing in a timely manner.

Government Housing/North Haven Communities
954B Denali Loop
Fort Greely, AK 99731

(907) 356-7106

Related: Basic Allowance for Housing Calculator

Bid Delta, AK Local Schools and Universities

Located in a less populated area, most of the school aged children at USAG Fort Greely attend the same schools. The Delta/Greely School District is the school district that serves Fort Greely. District schools include:

  • Delta Elementary School  (907) 895-4696
  • Delta Junior High School (907) 895-5165
  • Delta High School (907) 895-4460
  • Alaska Homeschool (907) 895-4655
  • Gerstle River School (907) 895-4657

 

School Liaison
Building 661
Arctic Ave
Fort Greely, AK 99731

(907) 873-4200

USAG Fort Greely also offers education and career counseling services for service members and spouses. The education counselor can help create an education plan, help find workplace strengths and schedule exams for certifications. 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

The education counselor can be reached by calling (907) 873-4369.

USAG Fort Greely Mission and Units

USAG Fort Greely is known as the “Home of the Rugged Professional,” focused on missile defense and testing technologies in extreme cold, logistics and exchange services.

Major Units located at USAG Fort Greely are the following:

  • 49th MDB
  • 59th Signal Battalion
  • Cold Region Testing Center

Other Bases in Alaska

  • Eielson AFB
  • USAG Alaska, Wainwright

Coast Guard Bases in Alaska

  • US Coast Guard Base Ketchikan
  • USCG Base Kodiak

 

Get more info on VA benefits for veterans, retirees, separating service members, spouses, dependents, and disabled veterans. Learn more about the GI Bill and Yellow Ribbon program, monthly housing allowances, VA loans, and TRICARE.

Did you know? Alaska offers benefits for military members and their families, including military credit toward state retirement, property tax exemptions, state employment preferences, and tuition assistance. Learn more at the Alaska State Office of Veterans Affairs.

VA Facilities in Alaska

Do you need to locate a VA clinic, Vet Center, or other VA facility in the State of Alaska? The list below has addresses and contact phone numbers for VA clinics and other sites within the state.

Colonel Mary Louise Rasmuson Campus of the Alaska VA Healthcare System

1201 North Muldoon Road
Anchorage, AK 99504-6104
888-353-7574
Mental health care: 907-257-4854

VA Health Clinic Locations

Elmendorf-Richardson VA Clinic

5955 Zeamer Avenue
673rd Medical Group, Building 673
Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson,
AK 99506-3702
907-257-4700

Fairbanks VA Clinic

2555 Phillips Field Road
Fairbanks, AK 99709-3933
907-328-1750
Mental health care: 907-361-6370

Homer VA Clinic

4141 Pennock Street
Homer, AK 99603-7223
888-353-7574

Juneau VA Clinic

709 West 9th Street
Federal Building, Suite 150
Juneau, AK 99801-1807
888-353-7574

Mat-Su VA Clinic

865 North Seward Meridian Parkway
Suite 105
Wasilla, AK 99654-7241
888-353-7574
Mental health care: 907-631-3100

Soldotna VA Clinic

237 West Rockwell Avenue
Soldotna, AK 99669-7412
888-353-7574
Mental health care: 907-420-3219

Alaska VA Vet Centers

Anchorage Vet Center

4400 Business Park Boulevard
Anchorage, AK 99503
907-563-6966

Fairbanks Vet Center

751 Old Richardson HWY
Fairbanks, AK 99701
907-456-4238

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