Fort Greely

Fort Greely

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. 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. The camp was established in 1942 as Big Delta Army Air Field. During World War II, The Alaska Highway was built to connect an existing road in Dawson Creek, British Columbia, Canada with the Richardson Highway in Alaska, a distance of 1423 miles (2290 km). The Alaska Highway met the Richardson Highway at Delta Junction, 5 miles (8 km) north on the Richardson Highway from what is now Fort Greely. The United States used the base to aid Russia against Germany and Japan by sending airplanes and supplies authorized by the Lend-lease act through Alaska and into the Russian Far East. The name was later changed to Allen Army Airfield. After World War II, Fort Greely was built south of the air field.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 100 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 159g
  • Bellum Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6134932566
  • 9786134932561