Fort Greely is an Army Fort, designated as launch site for anti-ballistic missiles, home to the CRTC (Cold Regions Test Center), totaling an area of 439.6 km2. According to the 2000 census it has a population of 461, of whom 247 were males, because of its cold climate. Fort Greely is located in Delta Junction, Alaska, in the South-eastern part of the county. It was constructed in 1942. It is 105 miles southeast of Fairbanks.
The near-by community, Delta Junction, is the only place worth visiting and offering some attraction to the people on-base, since there are so few people in this part of America. Greely's main mission is to develop and conduct tests in the field of armed technology, so it has many ranges, such as the Arkansas Range and the Oklahoma Range. The educational facilities near the site are few and at a very big distance, the closest university, the University of Alaska, Fairbanks, being situated at 171 miles from Fort Greely. The training facilities, however, are good at the base.
Fort Greely officials are proud that they "continually improve our operational efficiency and the readiness of the installation while promoting a positive relationship with the Delta Community". For somewhat reasons, Greely does not offer much information about its military base.