NEWS | April 12, 2021

Greely Welcomes Rotational Forces from California National Guard

By Angela J. Glass, U.S. Army Garrison Alaska Fort Greely Public Affairs Office

FORT GREELY, Alaska -- U.S. Army Garrison Alaska, Fort Greely and the 49th Missile Defense Battalion welcomed Soldiers of the California Army National Guard’s 330th Military Police Company to Fort Greely March 30.

The group of Soldiers have mobilized to support security efforts led by the 100th Missile Defense Brigade and the 49th Missile Defense Battalion.

“Over the course of 18 months, we have worked hard to prepare for the arrival of rotational forces to support our installation’s mission,” said U.S. Army Garrison Alaska, Fort Greely Commander Lt. Col. Joel Johnson. “One of the biggest components of the planning process was the garrison’s effort to renovate the Soldier barracks to allocate space requirements needed for the additional growth.”

The garrison barracks underwent a large renovation process that included several upgrades. 78 lodging quarters received a remodeling that included new flooring and furniture. Other improvements included constructing a brand new kitchen on the first floor and upgrades to the existing kitchens on upper levels. The garrison also installed five brand new stackable washer and dryer units to each floor level of the barracks.

Fort Greely Garrison Command Sgt. Maj. James Breakfield is extremely pleased with the results of the renovation process. “First impressions go a long way with Soldiers, and we wanted to make sure they felt like they were at home with Team Greely,” said Breakfield. “We received overwhelming praise regarding accommodations from the 330th MP Company, and nothing could make me happier.”

If you see new faces walking around the installation and the Delta Junction Community, be sure to welcome them to our beautiful state!

Fort Greely serves as the home of the nation’s Ground Midcourse Defense anti-ballistic missile system and is located about 100 miles southeast of Fairbanks, Alaska. It is also the home of the Cold Regions Test Center. It is named in honor of Major General Adolphus Greely.