City of Delta Junction: At Historic
Milepost 1422 stands the last town on the Alaska Highway, built
during WWII to connect the contiguous United States with Alaska,
and home to Ft. Greely, Alaska Missile Defense Command, and the
Pogo Gold Mine. The City of Delta Junction is Alaska at its finest,
located in the fertile Tanana River Valley and surrounded by three
spectacular mountain ranges – the White Mountains to the north, the
Granite Mountains to the southeast, and the Alaska Range to the
southwest. To the west, the Delta River provides scenic adventure
for site-seers and unrivaled opportunity for outdoor sports
Delta Junction Parks and Recreation: Rika’s Roadhouse-The site of the Tanana River crossing of the gold rush trail from Valdez to Fairbanks. Delta Historical Society operates a museum in the old blacksmith shop; displays at the museum include period photographs and collections of pioneer and native Athabascan artifacts. You will also enjoy abundant camping and fishing opportunities in the area.
Deltana Fair & Music Festival: Enjoy 3 days of food, music, mud bogs and a demolition derby in Delta Junction!
Activities in Fairbanks
The Northern Lights: The Northern Lights, also known as the Aurora Borealis, most commonly occurs heavily between late August and April. Prime viewing time is late evening through the wee hours of the morning.
Chena Hot Springs: Chena Hot Springs is a resort that offers an Ice Museum, dog sled rides, and the Natural Hot Springs which are an average of 106 degrees Fahrenheit year round.
The Santa Claus House: The Santa Claus House located in North Pole, Alaska spreads the joy of Christmas all year round. Meet Santa and his render and get Christmas gifts/souvenirs 365 days a year!
The World Ice Art Championship: The World Ice Art Championships in Fairbanks is a display of ice sculptures done by hand by international artists. They have interactive ice sculptures like chairs and slides and lights are used to illuminate the sculptures at night.
The Midnight Sun Festival: Alaska’s largest single day event unfolds in downtown Fairbanks from noon – midnight each year. Streets in downtown Fairbanks are closed to traffic and become pedestrian only for bringing great food, great shopping and great people together.
The Tanana Valley State Fair: The Tanana Valley State Fair Association seeks to highlight and enhance appreciation for Interior Alaska by showcasing competitive and commercial exhibits during an annual fair with community appeal. Founded in 1924, the Tanana Valley State Fair is the oldest fair in the state.
Over 1,000 volunteers come together to make this annual summer event an incredible community experience!
Schools & Child Care
Families living on-post at Fort Greely are served by the Delta/Greely School District. New students need to enroll at the school they will be attending.When schools are closed for the summer, new students may pick up school packets for open enrollment at the school district office (907-895-4657).A copy of the child’s birth certificate is required for all pupils entering kindergarten and for first graders who haven’t been enrolled in the district before. All new students must submit proof of immunization before being admitted. Please bring a copy of the student’s transcript or report card to help with class placement. Also, proof of residency (residential lease, utility bill such as phone, water, electric, etc.) is required at the time of registration.
Child and Youth Services (CYS) provides programs and services for children of eligible military and civilian families. Click “Go” below for more information.
Our community features two wondrous play playgrounds.
Fort Greely: Fort Greely's installation mission is Midcourse Missile Defense. Fort Greely is also host to the military mission of the Cold Regions Test Center.
Fort Greely's Garrison mission can be compared to that of an isolated city that provides government and public services to include police and fire protection.
With our remote location, there is a special emphasis on workforce morale, welfare and recreation; housing; health services; child development; religious services; and support to the local school system.
MWR Outdoor Recreation: Whether stationed here, retired, family member, or just passing through the vast wilderness of Alaska, the Fort Greely Outdoor Recreation Program (ODR) will help you experience Alaska to the fullest. ODR has recreational activities, equipment rentals, and services for every outdoor enthusiast! ODR offers both winter and summer recreational items at affordable prices. If you are an avid outdoorsman, complete novice, or somewhere in between and would like to get out and explore Alaska’s great outdoors, come visit our facility, you’re in for a treat!
ACS: The Fort Greely Army Community Service (ACS) is a comprehensive blend of quality of life programs in line with Department of Defense (DoD) activities. The programs offered are intended to provide support services, education and information to assist Soldiers, Family Members, Retirees and DoD Civilians assigned to Fort Wainwright.
Map & Directions
The Community Center & Self Help are located at 954-B Denali Loop, Fort Wainwright, AK 99703.
Directions from the Front Gate:
- Stay Straight on Big Delta Avenue.
- Turn Right onto Robin Road at the roundabout.
- Turn Left onto Clearwater Road.
- Turn Right onto First Street.
- Turn Left onto Denali Loop.
- Building is on the left-hand side.