Fort Greely Army Base

Ground-Based Midcourse Missile Defense; 49th Missile Defense Battalion; 59th Signal Battalion; Cold Regions Test Center; U.S. Army Alaska; U.S. Army Corps of Engineers; Army and Air Force Exchange Service; Defense Commissary Agency
Building 661, Arctic Ave  Fort Greely, AK 99731
Weather/Climate
As it is not near the ocean, this area is drier than coastal Alaska and experiences seasonal extremes typical of subarctic areas.  The average low temperature in January is −11 °F. The average high during July is +69 °F 
 
Fort Greely is mostly sunny in the summer and split between clear and overcast days in the winter. On clear winter nights, the aurora borealis can often be seen dancing in the sky. Like all subarctic regions, the months from May to July in the summer have no night, only a twilight during the night hours. The months of November to January have little daylight.
Cost of Living

The average cost of living in Fort Greely is 12% higher than the average of Alaska and 42% higher than our nation’s average. The price of daily goods and services is a valuable and reliable number to be aware of when considering the general price of the city’s goods.

In the case of Fort Greely, the price of goods and services are 2% higher than the average of Alaska as well as 21% higher than the nation’s average. 

Getting to Know the Area
The city has a rich and colorful history beginning with the gold rush era of the early 20th century to the pipeline construction days of the 1970s. Settled by chance due to low rivers in 1901, Fairbanks incorporated in 1903.
 
Fairbanks has theaters, stores, restaurants, churches, bars, libraries and public services just like any U.S. city of 30,000-plus people. The difference comes in the wildness that starts just outside town — wild country, free-roaming wildlife, mountains, rivers and wilderness trails unmatched anywhere in the Lower 48.
 
Fairbanks is home to an abundance of wildlife, including big game, small game, fur bearers, fish, amphibians and birds. The whole state, and especially Fairbanks, has a small-town feel, where you get to know a lot of people quickly.
 
The Fairbanks Convention and Visitors Bureau website offers more information on the area www.explorefairbanks.com.

Events
Check out these websites for a list of all of the great events going on in the area.

Events in Anchorage

PurchaseTix

Ticket Network

Aurora Borealis
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