Fort Greely

Updated: October 18, 2023
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    Fort Greely is in southern Alaska. It’s also known as U.S. Army Garrison USAG Alaska, Greely. The fort is a key part of the United States Army’s defense capabilities. It houses the Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD) missile defense system. The base is also a pivotal testing location for U.S. military testing, as it houses the Cold Regions Test Center (CRTC), where equipment is tested and affirmed against the formidable Alaskan cold.

    Base Operator:

    Building 661 Arctic Avenue
    Fort Greely, AK 99731

    Fort Greely History

    Fort Greely, a United States Army launch site for anti-ballistic missiles, was established in 1942 as Big Delta Army Air Field. It played a crucial role during World War II, aiding the Soviet Union in their fight against Germany and Japan by sending airplanes and supplies through Alaska and into the Soviet Far East.

    Fort Greely Housing

    There is minimal on-post housing options outside of barracks and some rental options at Fort Greely, Alaska. Most of the territory Fort Greely encompasses serves as testing ground for equipment.

    However, off-post housing is also an option, with the nearby town of Delta Junction offering additional residential possibilities.

    How to Apply For Housing

    To apply for housing at the military base, you’ll first need to contact the Fort Greely Lodging Office at 907-873-4795.

    As Fort Greely is a Missile Defense site with high security, you may need a sponsor or the correct ID to access the base. For information on accessing the post, call the Visitors Center at 907-873-3663.

    PCS and TDY Lodging

    Temporary lodging at the military base offers a variety of options for both Temporary Duty (TDY) and Permanent Change of Station (PCS) personnel. Reservations can be made by contacting the Lodging Office at 907-873-0016.

    What is the BAH for Fort Greely?

    The Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) at USAG Greely varies depending on rank, years of service and dependency status. Visit the Alaska state BAH page or see the chart below for more information.


    Military Housing Area: AK405

    Grade With Dependents Without Dependents
    E01 $1,833 $1,374
    E02 $1,833 $1,374
    E03 $1,833 $1,374
    E04 $1,833 $1,374
    E05 $2,088 $1,566
    E06 $2,106 $1,578
    E07 $2,181 $1,671
    E08 $2,292 $1,878
    E09 $2,433 $1,947
    W01 $2,109 $1,632
    W02 $2,229 $1,875
    W03 $2,361 $1,953
    W04 $2,463 $2,100
    W05 $2,583 $2,205
    O01E $2,199 $1,815
    O02E $2,340 $1,932
    O03E $2,478 $2,070
    O01 $2,100 $1,575
    O02 $2,103 $1,773
    O03 $2,358 $1,983
    O04 $2,622 $2,181
    O05 $2,808 $2,247
    O06 $2,832 $2,346
    O07 $2,853 $2,382

    For more information, look at BAH rates by state or calculate your exact BAH rate.

    Fort Greely Surrounding Area

    Fort Greely is between two stunning mountain ranges, offering breathtaking scenery and unique regional features. The nearest town, Delta Junction, is about 5 miles north of Fort Greely and is known as the end of the Alaska Highway. Outdoor and recreational attractions include the Cold Regions Test Center, which takes advantage of the area’s extreme cold for equipment testing, and the nearby Richardson Highway, which offers opportunities for exploration and adventure.


    On-post medical services are available at Fort Greely. Fort Greely Medical Clinic facilities offer care for soldiers and their families.

    Note:  For off-base emergency care, patients can reach out to facilities in Fairbanks.


    Fort Greely offers on-post childcare options. Its Child Development Center (CDC) offers full-day, part-day, and hourly care services. The care is for infants, toddlers and preschoolers. However, there are programs focused toward school year care for students.


    On-post education options are available for families living at Fort Greely. The Delta/Greely School District serves the families stationed at Fort Greely.

    For more information, call the School Liaison at 907-873-4200.

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