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6.USAr - Fort Greely

Last modified: 08 Feb 2019

Country: United States    Region: Alaska

Locale: Delta junction

Latitude: 63° 51' 48" N     Longitude: -146° 26' 49" E

Area use / Military Branches: ACTIVE


6351'49"N 14533'11"W US Army Fort Greely is located appx 100 mi SE of Fairbanks, Alaska and it is a USAr launch site for anti-ballistic missiles

Historical: Activated in 1942 as Big Delta Army Air Field. Renamed Allen Army Airfield and after WW2 Fort Greely was built south of the airfield. As of 1962
USAr Test and Evaluation Command (TECOM) and later renamed Arctic Test Center. Expanded absorbing Research & Development Office, Alaska, Technical Services Test Activity and General Equipment Test Branch, (all at Fort Wainwright) and Chemical Corps Test Activity at Fort Greely. In 1976 again renamed tUSAr Cold Region Test Center. As of 2002 a missile defense facility has been installed deploying appx 50 anti-ballistic missiles by 2010 and Missile Defense Command took command of Fort Greely, relinquishing direct Army control.

Current units:
- Ballistic missile defense / 49th Missile Defence Btn.
- 59th Signal Network Enterprise Center
- Alaska National Guard
- Army Corps Engineers
- Cold Region Test Center
- Msl Defence Agency
- Space & Msl Defence Command

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