Military Bases
Fort Greely, Alaska
63°57'16.58"N, 145°44'6.06"W
Fort Greely Overview
Allen Army Airfield is a public/military airport serving Fort Greely and located three miles (5 km) south of the central business district of Delta Junction, a city in the Southeast Fairbanks Census Area of the U.S. state of Alaska. It is owned by the United States Army, which has an agreement with the City of Delta Junction for joint use of the airfield by both military and civilian aircraft.

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National Missile Defense

National missile defense (NMD) as a generic term is a type of missile defense: a military strategy and associated systems to shield an entire country against incoming Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles (ICBMs). The missiles could be intercepted by other missiles, or possibly by lasers. They could be intercepted near the launch point (boost phase), during flight through space (mid-course phase), or during atmospheric descent (terminal phase).

The term "national missile defense" has several meanings:

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Missile Silos
Missile Silos
Credit: US Army
The first ground-based interceptor is lowered into its silo at the missile defense complex at Fort Greely, Alaska, July 22. The interceptor is designed to destroy incoming intercontinental ballistic missiles before they reach U.S. airspace.
A payload launch vehicle carrying a prototype exoatmospheric kill vehicle is launched from Meck Island at the Kwajalein Missile Range on Dec. 3, 2001, for a planned intercept of a ballistic missile target over the central Pacific Ocean. The target vehicle, a modified Minuteman intercontinental ballistic missile, will be launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. The interceptor is planned to hit the target more than 140 miles above the Earth during the midcourse phase of the warhead's flight. DoD photo. (Released)

Army Nuclear Reactor Site, Facillities and Barracks

Former site of the Army Corps of Engineers SA1 Reactor. After the SL1 accident in Idaho, the Army didn't get to play with nuclear power anymore. The round building is filled with concrete and the old reactor equipment inside is no longer in use.

Cold Weather Test Track

Cold Regions Test Cente (CRTC)

The Army's cold, winter, mountain and northern environmental test center is a large, outdoor test area of over 670,000 acres with special use restricted airspace from the surface to unlimited altitude. The testing effort is centered at the Bolio Lake Test Complex, Alaska, from which CRTC accommodates a full range of cold weather or temperate climate tests, depending on the season. Bolio Lake provides automotive cold start capabilities and a base for Soldier equipment tests. Ranges are also available for mine, explosives, small arms tests, direct fire tests, sensor testing, air defense, missile, artillery, smoke and obscurant tests, and mobility testing. CRTC can accommodate indirect fire testing with the capability of observed fire to 30 km and unobserved fire to 50 km. Indirect fire, up to 100 km, can also be accomplished by utilizing ranges near Fort Wainwright, Alaska with the impact on Fort Greely areas. Supporting infrastructure include a facility for surveillance testing, ammunition storage area, administrative areas, communications circuits, meteorological sites, and an extensive network of roads and trails. Airfield-based and tactical air operations are supported and airdrop zones/facilities are available.

SOURCE: US ARMY Yuma Proving Ground


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