Fort Stewart is located in Hinesville, a small coastal Georgia town in Liberty County. The location allows for a close community setting; as well as, access to all the amenities of Historic Savannah, Georgia. Hinesville is a rustic setting nestled a short distance from the Atlantic Coastline and approximately 41 miles southwest of the city of Savannah. Fort Stewart is the largest Army installation east of the Mississippi river. It covers 279,270 acres, which include parts of six counties. The cost of living in the area is moderate. Fort Stewart is easily accessible from Interstates 95 and 16. The base operator's phone number is 912-767-1411 or DSN 312-870-1411.
Fort Stewart traces its history back to November 1940, when the Anti-Aircraft Artillery Training Center was officially designated as Camp Stewart, in honor of General Daniel Stewart, a native of Liberty County who fought with Francis Marion (the Swamp Fox) during the Revolution. Since then, Fort Stewart's size and strategic location led to important roles in our Nation's defense. On April 25, 1996, the 3d Infantry Division was activated at Fort Stewart. This began a new chapter in the history of Fort Stewart. For more information, go to the installation homepage.
Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield are the Army's world-class training, and military armored power projection combination on the eastern seaboard of the United States. This dynamic platform allows military units in the region to deploy rapidly throughout the world. The U.S. Army Garrison at Fort Stewart is responsible for organizing, directing, coordinating and controlling garrison support and service activities, including overall management of the garrison workforce. The command is composed of numerous directorates and organizations responsible for the daily operation of Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield. The garrison command provides support to assigned, attached and tenant units or activities to include on-post units and activities in the assigned geographic area.
Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield serve about 21,000 Soldiers, 29,500 Family Members, over 3,500 civilians, and National Guard Soldiers making for a small but active city. There are about 18,200 retirees in a 50-mile radius of the installation.
Base transportation is not currently provided by this installation. However, taxicabs are authorized to transport Soldiers and Family Members on and off post.
The Fort Stewart Sponsorship Program requires every Soldier, sergeant (E-5) through Colonel (0-6), receiving an assignment to Fort Stewart, be provided a sponsor. To get the benefits of the Sponsorship Program, Soldiers must fill out the DA Form 5434 (Sponsorship Program Counseling and Information Sheet). The program also provides that every effort be made to provide a pinpoint assignment and facilitate an advance-arrival for all married Soldiers in the grade of E1 through E4. A reactionary sponsor will be provided for these Soldiers if a pinpoint assignment and advance-arrival sponsor cannot be provided. A reactionary sponsor for single Soldiers in grade E1 through E4 will also be provided.
Whether being assigned to Fort Stewart or Hunter Army Airfield (HAAF), all must sign in at Fort Stewart. Wounded Soldiers and MEDDAC Soldiers check-in at Mower Processing Center which is located on Harmon Avenue. All other Soldiers check-in at the Marne Reception Center at the intersection of Harmon Avenue, Hase Road and Pony Soldier Avenue on Fort Stewart. Contact the Marne Reception Center at 912-767-0115 for questions or other concerns. A few days will be spent here for initial in-processing.
Please check with the Post Locator for the holding of early arrival of mail; I.D. cards must be shown. The Post Locator is located in the same building as the post office, Building 418. As soon as an exact unit is assigned, complete in-processing at the mail room of unit. No matter the rank or the living arrangement, the unit's mail clerks need to know of the assignment.
Soldiers and Family Members on official (PCS) and temporary duty (TDY) orders to and from the installation have priority at Army Lodging on the Installation. Reservations can be accepted up to one year in advance. Limited rooms are available for Soldiers with pets at Army Lodging. There is a nonrefundable fee of $45 for pets and an additional charge of $3 per night per pet. Up to date veterinarian records are required when checking in. Single and unaccompanied Soldiers, E1 through E4, will be assigned to a room in the post barracks.
Additionally, Army Community Service has a lending closet that has a variety of basic household items for temporary loan at no charge to incoming and outgoing Families. Relocation counseling is also offered on a walk-in basis or by appointment to help incoming Soldiers and Family find services they need and discuss any other concerns they may have. If you need more relocation assistance, call Army Community Service at 912-767-5058.
Critical Installation Information
All incoming Soldiers without a defensive driving course card must complete the four hour course of instruction. Soldiers will be expected to have made living arrangements by the time they finish initial processing and report to assigned unit. Some assistance from Army Emergency Relief (AER) is available; however, monies should be budgeted in advance to avoid taking on new debt. Plan to pay move-in expenses such as initial rent, deposit, and utility connection fees. If you own a weapon, you must register it in accordance with Fort Stewart Regulation 109-2. The owner of the weapon must complete AFZP form 2027 at Building 419. Please do not bring any weapons into the registration office.
Cell Phone Usage
The use of cell phones while driving is prohibited on post, unless the use of the cellular phone is accomplished hands free. Violations are punishable by a $50 fine or Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ).
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