"To ensure the health and safety of our community and the readiness of our Soldiers, we are cancelling the Volunteer Appreciation Event that was scheduled for November 24," said Fort Greely Garrison Commander Lt. Col. Joel Johnson. "Although the official ceremony has been canceled, it's a great pleasure for me to honor those Soldiers, Family Members, and DoD Civilians who volunteered with MWR, SFRGs, the Chapel, the Education Center and other organizations by giving back to our community out of friendship, kindness and selfless service."
"On behalf of the entire command team, I thank you for the contribution of time and talent to support quality of life programs and the Fort Greely Community. Volunteers, you are the heart of this community," said Johnson. "I'm looking forward to celebrating your efforts with you at a time when it is safe to do so."
In fiscal year 2019, Greely volunteers logged 6517 hours of service, saving the garrison $188,015.
Fort Greely serves as the home for the nation’s Ground Based 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.