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Fort Greely is a United States Army launch site for anti-ballistic missiles located approximately 100 miles southeast of Fairbanks, Alaska. It is also the home of the Cold Regions Test Center (CRTC), as Fort Greely is one of the coldest areas in Alaska, and can accommodate cold, extreme cold, or temperate weather tests depending on the season. It is named in honor of Major General Adolphus Greely.


There was an earlier Fort Greely on Kodiak Island.

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en as the US and North Korea get ready to talk about ending its nuclear program, here in central Alaska an underground field of missiles stand ready, the last line of defense if the unthinkable ever comes. To the unsuspecting eye, this sight two hours south of Fairbanks would seem like the middle of ...
Specialist Sychelle Gonsalves of the 49th Missile Defense Battalion Military Police is pictured at the Ft. Greely missile defense complex in Fort Greely, Alaska, ... FORT GREELY, Alaska (Reuters) - Two hours south of Fairbanks, Alaska, near the starting point of the Alaska highway, sit row upon row of missile ...

Army Corps of Engineers officials are at Fort Greely this week to begin planning in earnest for the decommissioning and possible dismantling of the old mothballed nuclear power plant on post. The staff from the Corps' Baltimore office also are talking with officials on post and in Delta Junction about the ...
This past March hosted the 35th anniversary of U.S. President Ronald Reagan's Strategic Defense Initiative speech, in which he shared his vision of rendering intercontinental ballistic missiles “impotent and obsolete” by developing ballistic missile defense technologies. Over the course of his speech, ...
The Interior is home to most of the Missile Defense Agency's Ground-Based Midcourse Defense interceptors, one of several missile defense tools in the MDA arsenal. Fort Greely has 40 interceptors. An additional four are located at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. Although it's the main interceptor ...
... Lockheed Martin>>: "I think that if you listen to what your own congressional delegation, Senator Sullivan, Congressman Young, Senator Murkowski and others as they talk about Alaska and its importance to the nation. Ballistic Missile Defense is an important part of that. You've got Fort Greely and its role ...

Small Fort Greely near Delta Junction now is the Star Wars Launch Base for winning WWIII, along with smaller missile sites in Poland and Romania. With 40 interceptor missiles known to be online now at Fort Greely, the Pentagon is planning to increase the number to 100 over the next three years, ...
Those included Clear Air Force Station in Anderson, Indian Mountain Long Range Radar Site, Point Barrow Long Range Radar Site, Fort Greely and Deadhorse, among others. The Deadhorse component, called Arctic Pegasus, modeled securing and defending an Arctic airfield in an emergency situation.
The spending plan comes a month after the Pentagon awarded Boeing a $6.5 billion contract to "complete the accelerated delivery of a new missile field with 20 additional silos" at Fort Greely, Alaska. U.S. Rep. Kay Granger, R-Texas, the chair of the defense appropriations subcommittee, defended the ...
Alaska National Guard members from Clear Air Force Station and Fort Greely spoke to a small group of state lawmakers and staff for a lunch hour ... “The citizens of Alaska are quite aware of what happens at Fort Greely in the past year since we have had an increase of launches from North Korea,” he said.

Army officials have begun the years-long process of decommissioning Alaska's first and only nuclear power plant, located at Fort Greely. The facility was built during the height of the Cold War, then shut down in 1972 after 10 years of on-and-off operation. Much of it was dismantled and disposed, the rest ...
At Fort Greely he was tossing a football in the gym one day when a fellow Soldier noticed his athletic prowess. “Ever heard of All Army sports?” the Soldier asked. “How would you like to work in the gym with me?” Next the Army made Thomas a recreation specialist so he would work at the gym and play for ...
U.S. Marines with Kilo Company, 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, conduct the Combined Arms Live Fire Exercise, the culminating event of Artic Edge, at Fort Greely, Alaska, on March 14, 2018. Arctic Edge 2018 is a biennial, large-scale, joint training exercise that prepares and tests the U.S. military's capabilities in Arctic ...
US Army Field Artillery soldiers recently wrapped up testing of the Joint Effects Targeting System Target Location Designation System on the rugged terrain of the Cold Regions Test Center at Fort Greely in Alaska. The JETS handheld targeting system “is a paradigm shift” in how field artillery can be used on ...
US Army Field Artillery soldiers recently wrapped up testing of the Joint Effects Targeting System Target Laser Designation System on the rugged terrain of the Cold Regions Test Center at Fort Greely in Alaska. The JETS handheld targeting system "is a paradigm shift" in how field artillery can be used on ...
Army officials have begun the years-long process of decommissioning Alaska's first and only nuclear powerplant, located at Fort Greely. The facility was built during the height of the Cold War, then shut down in 1972 after 10 years of on-and-off operation. Much of it was dismantled and disposed, the rest ...
According to historical records, that's more than were present in the state during the Cuban Missile Crisis. Sullivan also suggested new construction at Fort Greely, near Delta Junction, will cement Alaska's place as the centerpiece of the nation's missile defense infrastructure. In his final reason for optimism, ...
Before coming on board, his first challenge when he arrived at Fort Greely was battling the weather, which can drop down to 60 below in the winter. He learned how to wear layers, he said, and eventually acclimatized to the cold. He even earned the "Arctic" uniform tab after he graduated from the nearby ...
Walker signed an administrative order Saturday in a ceremony at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport, attended by members of the Last Frontier Honor Flight. In a statement, he noted the state's continuing strategic importance to the U.S., including ballistic-missile interceptors based at Fort Greely.


 

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