Welcome to Fort Stewart-Hunter
Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield is the U. S. Army’s premier heavy force power projection platform on the East Coast. The mission as a training base and power projection platform involves training, equipping, deploying and redeploying, both early deploying and follow-on active component Army units as well as mobilizing, training, equipping, deploying and redeploying Army National Guard and Army Reserve units and Soldiers.
Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield have consistently proven rapid deployment capabilities in operations ranging from the 1990 Gulf War through subsequent annual deployments to Egypt, Kuwait, Bosnia, Kosovo, and currently to operations in Afghanistan and Iraq. Our primary customer, the 3d Infantry Division is home-based at Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield. The Installation Management Command is our parent organization. We have adopted the Army and IMCOM’s values as our own and embody them in our daily performance of duty.
RESPECT (Army & IMCOM)
SELFLESS SERVICE (Army & IMCOM)
INTEGRITY (Army & IMCOM)
PERSONAL COURAGE (Army)
Fort Stewart’s cantonment area is located 42 miles southwest of Savannah, Ga. Fort Stewart encompasses 279,270 acres (32 X 17 miles, including parts of five Georgia counties), making it the largest military installation east of the Mississippi River, and it is the largest federal landholding in the state of Georgia.
Hunter Army Airfield is located in Chatham County, adjacent to the southwest side of the city of Savannah. It covers 5,370 acres, and has the Army’s longest runway (11,375 feet long), giving it the capability to accommodate any aircraft in the U.S. air fleet, including the C-17 Globemaster III. This capability is critical to Hunter Army Airfield’s role as a “power projection platform,” or a location from which forces can easily deploy by air or by sea. Hunter Army Airfield is also an alternate landing site for U. S. space shuttles. Hunter Army Airfield is able to deploy forces, such as the Rangers of the 1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment or armor forces of the 3d Infantry Division anywhere in the world with minimal notice.
Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield have easy access to Interstates 16 and 95, key east/west and north/south communication arteries, respectively. Within a 100-mile radius, there are three primary ports and one alternate port of embarkation: Savannah, Ga.; Jacksonville, Fla.; Brunswick, Ga.; and Charleston, SC, respectively.
Deployment Facilities and Capabilities
Fort Stewart has six miles of rail that connect the cantonment area with a CSX Railroad line. The largest military aircraft can land at Hunter, load the largest equipment in Army inventory then deploy the equipment and Soldiers within an 18-hour, wheels-up timeline to contingency operations anywhere around the world.
Hunter’s Truscott Air Terminal is a self-contained Departure Arrival Airfield Control Group Operations Facility. It serves as the focal point for air deployments and provides dramatically improved deployment time and throughput capability for our customers. It was designed based on experience acquired during the 1990 Gulf War. Truscott was the first of its kind, and has been used as a benchmark by many installations.
Fort Stewart contains an administrative bivouac area, seven major drop zones, six impact areas, seven tank and armored fighting vehicle gunnery ranges, three live-fire maneuver areas, two Army airfields and one Field Landing Strip. There are 400 miles of tank trails and 246,553 acres of training and maneuver areas that are accessible year round. The availability of land and the mild weather make for an ideal year-round training environment.
Key communities near Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield include the following counties:
Appling County Jeff Davis County
Bacon County Jenkins County
Brantley County Liberty County
Bryan County Long County
Bullock County McIntosh County
Burke County Montgomery County
Camden County Pierce County
Candler County Screven County
Charlton County Tattnall County
Chatham County Toombs County
Effingham County Treutlen County
Emanuel County Ware County
Glynn County Wayne County
Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield contribute to improving these communities by strengthening emergency services/preparedness, addressing environmental concerns; supporting local schools; participating in joint planning and the resulting projects; sharing recreational assets with local residents; opening entertainment events to the general public; supporting and/or participating in local community events; partnering with community hospitals; contributing to charities; and providing speakers for various programs.
Community involvement extends to sharing our recreational assets with local residents. Hunter Army Airfield’s Lotts Island Recreation facility opened to the general public in June 2001 under a Memorandum of Understanding with the City of Savannah. This partnership allows the public access to recreational areas, deep-water and a marina. Additionally, two golf courses and three bowling facilities are open to the public. The golf courses host approximately 50,000 rounds and 50 tournaments a year. The Golf Club Professionals conduct free lessons, and have active youth summer programs.
Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield are a sportsman’s paradise, have fishing ponds, river landings and hunting areas that make it one of the finest outdoor recreational areas in the state. Fort Stewart’s Fish and Wildlife Division conducts an annual children’s fishing derby that draws children from all over the area. It is also open to the public entertainment activities such as golf tournaments, carnivals, concerts, community marathons and open houses. Such events are well attended. However, community involvement doesn’t end with social and recreational partnering.
Our commitment to the community is to be a good citizen. The Combined Federal Campaign generates charitable contributions to local organizations, and our Chaplains Office’s Toys-4-Tots Christmas gift collection collects gifts for needy children in the local area. Additionally, a cooperative agreement established in early 1940 regarding cemeteries existing before Fort Stewart was established is still on-going. We continuously coordinate for individuals and Family groups to host annual reunions and visits, place markers, research Family records and genealogy.
Information for Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield communities may also be found on the Internet at www.stewart.army.mil. Whether driving, flying or coming by bus or rail, Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield are easily accessible. Signs on Fort Stewart will direct you to the Soldier Service Center for one-stop processing.
If coming by Car
Fort Stewart is located about 42 miles southwest of Savannah and is readily accessible by way of the major east coast thoroughfares: U.S. 17, U.S. 84, I-16 and I-95. The Stewart garrison area is in the middle southern portion of the reservation, adjacent to Hinesville.
The heavily-wooded reservation is bisected in several places by paved roads, including GA-119, running north to south from Pembroke to Hinesville. To reach the garrison area from Savannah, drive west on I-16 or drive south on Abercorn St. extension GA-144 to I-95 South then exit toward Jacksonville, Fla. Continue south on I-95 to exit 90 to Fort Stewart. Travel Highway 144 through the reservation for about 22 miles to signs indicating a left turn to the cantonment area. If you are traveling from Atlanta, drive south on I-75 to Macon then take I-16 to Pembroke. From Pembroke, follow GA-119 to the cantonment area. If northbound on I-95, follow exit 76, which is the Midway/Hinesville exit. The major highway passing through Hinesville is U.S. 84, and the two main routes to Stewart on the east and west edges of town are clearly marked on this road.
If arriving by Air, Bus or Rail
The nearest commercial airport is located in Savannah. The Amtrak Rail System also serves Savannah and Jesup. Soldiers who have sufficient funds to pay for commercial transportation to Fort Stewart should keep all available receipts for reimbursement during in-processing. Soldiers arriving at commercial transportation facilities in the Savannah area without sufficient funds to pay for commercial transportation to Fort Stewart or Hunter Army Airfield should call the Transportation Motor Pool during duty or non-duty hours.
Fort Stewart TMP dispatcher telephone numbers are 767-3968/3966. Hunter Army Airfield Transportation Motor Pool can be reached at 315-5865 / 5369. If no one is available at these numbers, call the Replacement Company at 767-8602. The Savannah International Airport has telephone numbers for the Hunter Army Airfield TMP located on a sign at the base of the baggage claim stairway and at the Military Reception Center on the top floor.
If you shipped Household Goods
Personnel arriving at Fort Stewart or Hunter Army Airfield who have shipped personal effects should contact the Transportation Division on Fort Stewart, or call 767-2889/8130/4208 immediately upon arrival. This will allow transportation personnel to establish or update files to expedite delivery of property.
List of Contacts for Off Post Residences in Liberty County/Chatham/Bryan County:
Water and Trash
Hinesville City Hall
MLK Jr. Drive • Hinesville, Ga (912) 876-3564
City of Savannah Water Service (912) 651-6460
Chatham County Water Department (912) 652-7961
Walthourville City Hall (912) 368-7501
Midway City Hall (912) 884-3344
Richmond Hill City Hall (912) 756-3345
Georgia State Patrol
2301 Airport Road, Hinesville, Ga. 31313
Hours are Tuesday – Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Drivers’ License Office
1117 Eisenhower Drive, Savannah, Ga. 31406
Hours are Tuesday – Saturday, 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Tax Collectors Office
Courthouse Annex, Main Street
Hinesville, Ga. 31313
Tax Collectors Office
Building 253, Room 2064A
Fort Stewart, Ga. 31314
You Can Vote
Voting requirements are different for various states depending on your legal voting residence. Unit voting assistance officers can provide more information and be of further assistance in determining your state requirements. If you want to register to vote in your state of legal voting residence or encounter problems in registering, contact your unit voting assistance officer.
Courthouse Annex on Main Street,
Hinesville, Ga. 31313
Chatham County Courthouse Annex
415 West Broughton Street, Room 115
Savannah, Ga. 31406
Safety and Crime Prevention
The following programs are available through the Directorate of Emergency Services:
Safety training and registration for bicycles.
Recording of children’s personal data.
While you’re away on leave or temporary duty, the Military Police will conduct additional security checks of your area. Call the Military Police at 767-4895 prior to your departure and let them know you’ll be gone.
Information on these programs, including the date and location of the next presentation, are frequently publicized in the post newspaper, The Frontline.
Traffic patterns and speed limits are critical on-post in view of the buildup, construction, limited roads, and high volume of traffic. The speed limit in housing areas on Fort Stewart is 20 mph and 15 mph at Hunter Army Airfield. The speed limit when approaching or passing a column of troops is 10 mph. Please allow for longer commutes during PT hours.
Vehicles Must Be Ensured
All vehicles operated on-post must be ensured in the minimum amount of $25,000 - $50,000 personal liability and $20,000 property damage. There is a Department of Defense decal system in effect on Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield. Seatbelt use on and off the installation is mandatory, as are child-restraint seats.
Vehicle Registration Office
All vehicles operated on Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield are required to be registered or display a daily pass. Vehicles can be registered at the Soldier Service Center, building 253 at Fort Stewart or at the main entrance gate, Gate 1.
Monday through Friday Stewart 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Monday through Friday Hunter 7a.m. – 5 p.m.
Weekends and Federal Holidays Closed
VEHICLE REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS
The following documentation must be provided at the time of registration:
SOLDIERS AND FAMILY MEMBERS
• Valid Vehicle Registration
• Valid Vehicle Insurance
• Active Duty or Family Member Identification Card
• Valid Driver’s License
DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY CIVILIAN EMPLOYEES
• Valid Vehicle Registration
• Valid Vehicle Insurance
• DA Civilian Common Access Card (CAC)
• Valid Driver’s License
CONTRACTORS AND SUB-CONTRACTORS
For contracts awarded for three (3) years or more –Decals will be issued. For contracts awarded for less than three (3) years – Extended Temporary Passes will be issued in one-year increments.
• Valid Vehicle Registration
• Valid Vehicle Insurance
• Contractor’s ID Card
• Valid Driver’s License
Registration requirements are included in one of the aforementioned categories. It is required that personnel attend the Motorcycle Safety Foundation Course that is established through the Installation Safety Office. Personnel must present their Motorcycle Safety Foundation Card at the time of registration.
Riders of motorcycles and motor scooters must have completed or have proof of a Motorcycle Safety Foundation Course within 30 days of arrival or obtaining a motorcycle. Motorcycle Safety Foundation Course cards are accepted from any certified state course provider. Riders are also required to wear eye protective devices, authorized Department of Transportation crash helmets, reflective vest (or a highly visible outer garment [i.e. white, red, yellow] is authorized during daylight hours only), and are required to wear gloves and long sleeve clothing with the sleeves rolled down. Upon successful completion of the Motorcycle Safety Foundation Course, the Safety Office will provide the cards to the Brigade Safety Officer, who will in turn mail them to the individual Soldier. Although personnel may have completed the Motorcycle Safety Foundation Course, they are not authorized to drive the motorcycle until they actually have the card in their possession.
NOTE: PERSONNEL OR VISITORS REQUIRING ENTRY ONTO THE INSTALLATION AND THAT HAVE NO AFFILIATION WITH THE MILITARY ARE REQUIRED TO OBTAIN A DAILY PASS. REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION IS THE SAME AS LISTED ABOVE.
PERSONNEL NEEDING TO REGISTER A VEHICLE THAT IS NOT REGISTERED TO OR OWNED BY THEM (RENTAL VEHICLES NOT INCLUDED) MUST OBTAIN A NOTORIZED DOCUMENT FROM THE LEGAL OWNER OF THE VEHICLE STATING THAT THEY ARE ALLOWING THE VEHICLE TO BE REGISTERED BY THE APPOINTED INDIVIDUAL.
All personnel, including Family Members, who ride bicycles on Fort Stewart or Hunter Army Airfield must wear bicycle helmets that meet the standards of the American National Standards Institute or the Snell Memorial Foundation. All bicycles must be equipped with a functioning light and a rear light reflector visible from a distance of 300 feet during hours of limited visibility. Bicycle riders are required to obey all traffic laws, ride with the flow of traffic, walk their bikes when crossing the street, obey all signs and traffic control devices, and use hand signals.
Bicycle paths are to be used if provided. All personnel riding bicycles must wear high visibility garments (bright color for daytime and retro-reflective during hours of darkness or reduced visibility). Fort Stewart and Georgia laws prohibit a child between the ages of 1 and 4 riding as a passenger on a bicycle unless the child is securely seated in a child passenger seat, bicycle trailer or infant sling and wearing a helmet.
Firearms Must Be Registered
All privately-owned firearms of military or civilian personnel residing on-post must be registered with the Directorate of Emergency Services within 72-hours upon arrival on the installation. Personnel residing off post are encouraged to register their weapons. Weapons cannot be stored in privately owned vehicles or in unit barracks. Personnel residing in barracks must store their weapons in the unit arms room immediately upon arrival to their unit. Weapons do not have to be taken to the PMO to be registered.
Only a completed AFZP Form 2027 is required for registration. At Fort Stewart, registration of firearms can be accomplished between 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday in building 253, Soldier Service Center, room 2604A. At Hunter Army Airfield, registration is offered 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. The Hunter Army Airfield PMO is located at building 1250, 197 South Lightning Road.
3rd Infantry Division and Fort Stewart NCO Academy
The United States Army Noncommissioned Officer Academy 3rd Infantry Division and Fort Stewart is located approximately 20 miles north of post headquarters, near the town of Pembroke. The division dedicated approximately 8,600 acres to noncommissioned officer training. The academy complex has 33 structures that include billets, classrooms, office space, exchange annex, barber shop, dining facility and auditorium. The concept of a single NCO leadership course at the primary level originated with the 24th Infantry Division (Mechanized) NCO Academy.
The academy took the “best of both Primary Leadership Course and Primary Noncommissioned Officer Course Plan of Instructions,” consolidated them into one course and renamed it as Primary Leadership Development Course. Training and Doctrine Command later approved the course for Army wide implementation on July 23, 1982. In October 2005, Primary Leadership Development Course was renamed the Warrior Leader Course. The Warrior Leader Course is now a 17-day course in a fast-paced, stressful, physically demanding, live-in environment.
The academy used to also teach the Basic Noncommissioned Officer Course Phase I (Common Core), but with the graduation of Class 13-09 on Oct. 1, 2009, the BNCOC instructors were reassigned with other duties or to other units. The Army has discontinued all basic and advanced NCO classroom instruction in favor of an online course system available to NCOs through their branch. The online course consists of 80 hours of instruction with a virtual instructor and links on the Web where Soldiers can ask specific questions related to the instruction material. The new system ensures that Soldiers will not return from a 12-month deployment then have to be separated from their Families again in order to attend BNCOC or ANCOC.
The 3rd ID and Fort Stewart NCO Academy’s vision is to train and develop the Army’s future Noncommissioned Officer Corps’ leaders with functional leadership skills set to embrace a “Warrior Ethos,” and exude confidence and competence to perform assigned duties and responsibilities across a broad spectrum in peace and war for the 21st century while achieving victory. The Academy Credo: “To propel the Noncommissioned Corps to the next dimension of leadership excellence by shaping tomorrow, today through positive leadership, Leaders developing Leaders.”
The 3d Infantry Division and Fort Stewart Noncommissioned Officer Academy’s area of responsibility is Region 3, which includes the following geographical areas and installations: Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield, Fort Benning, Fort Gillem and Fort McPherson, Georgia; MacDill Air Force Base, Florida; Puerto Rico; Virgin Islands; Guantanamo Bay/Cuba; Joint Forces Command; CENTCOM; SOCOM; SOUTHCOM; FORSCOM; Armed Forces Enlistment Entry Station-East Coast; and the Naval Sea Cadets’ Summer Camp.
The Academy’s Motto is: “Enter to Learn, Leave to Lead”
U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Hunter
15th Air Support Operations Squadron, USAF Stewart
Detachment 3, 18th Weather Squadron,USAF Hunter
Company G, 244th Aviation Regiment (GAANG)
117th Air Control Squadron, Air National Guard
Company B, 2nd Battalion, 159th Aviation Hunter
Defense Accounting Office Stewart
Defense Printing Services Stewart
30th Military Police Detachment (CID) Stewart/Hunter
Defense Reutilization and Marketing Office Stewart
Defense Commissary Agency Stewart/Hunter
Army/Air Force Exchange Service Stewart/Hunter
American Red Cross Stewart
Area TMDE Support Center Hunter
Det. 24, 95th Maintenance Company (TMDE) Stewart
Det. 2, 18th Air Support Group, USAF Stewart
Resident Engineer Office Savannah District Corps of
Engineers Training Site Support Detachment, GANG
National Guard Training Center Stewart
Georgia Army National Guard Hunter
2nd Judicial Circuit Stewart
U.S. Army Audit Agency Hunter
Trial Defense Service Stewart and Hunter
U.S. Army Medical Activity Stewart and Hunter
U.S. Army Dental Activity Stewart and Hunter
Veterinary Activity Stewart and Hunter
U.S. Army Aviation Systems Command Hunter
Fish and Wildlife Stewart
188th Infantry Brigade 3d Battalion, 160th Specials
Operations Aviation Regt Hunter
38th Ordnance Detachment (EOD) Stewart
Mobilization and Training Equip. Site (GAANG)
Defense Reutilization Marketing Office Stewart
AMC Logistics Assistance Office Stewart/Hunter
There are many private organizations located at Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield. These organizations cover a wide range of activities and interests from sororities, fraternities, to professional organizations. Additional information such as points of contact may be obtained from DFMWR, building 621, suite 215, Fort Stewart, or telephone (912) 767-5139.
Bits & Bridle Equestrian Club
Boy Scouts, Troops 566/444/454
Brittin Elementary Parent/Teacher Organization
Child Development Services PTA
Diamond Elementary PTA
Enlisted Spouses’ Club
Fort Stewart Elementary School PTA
Health Services Auxiliary
Hispanic Heritage Club
Junior Officers’ Council
Marne Association Subchapter 3rd ID
Marne Skeet & Trap Club
Officers’ Spouses Club
Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc
Sergeant Audie Murphy Club
Sergeant Jeremiah H. Barnes Fund
Shop of the Marne
Hunter Army Airfield
Hunter Spouses’ Club