In Hinesville and Savannah
FORT STEWART AND HUNTER ARMY AIRFIELD
Fort Stewart is 42 miles southwest of Savannah, in Hinesville. Hunter Army Airfield is in Chatham County, approximately 37 miles from Fort Stewart, and is adjacent to the southwest side of Savannah. The two installations are served by the same garrison, and soldiers and their families are authorized to use the support agencies at both locations. Hinesville and Savannah are approximately 800 miles from New York and 120 miles from Jacksonville, Florida. The cities are about 950 miles from Chicago and nearly 2,500 miles from Los Angeles.
The posts have a combined 26,000 military members, 36,000 dependents and 5,000 civilians who work and live at Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield.
Encompassing 288,000 acres, Fort Stewart provides the 3rd Infantry Division’s soldiers unequalled training opportunities. It contains an administrative bivouac area, seven major drop zones, six impact areas, seven tank and armored fighting vehicle gunnery ranges and three live-fire maneuver areas. Hunter Army Airfield covers 5,370 acres and has the Army’s longest runway (11,375 feet), giving it the capability to support any planes in the U.S. air fleet, including the Air Force’s gigantic C-5 and C-17 aircraft.
About Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield
Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield are the home of the 3rd Infantry Division and nearly 30 tenant units that combine to be the Army’s premier power projection platform on the East Coast. As a training base and power projection platform, it is responsible for training, equipping, deploying and redeploying both early deploying and follow-on active component Army units. It is also responsible for mobilizing, training, equipping, deploying and redeploying Army National Guard and Army Reserve units and soldiers.
Location plays a critical role in the post’s deployment capabilities. Both Stewart and Hunter have access to Interstates 16 and 95 — key east-west and north-south travel arteries. Within a 100-mile radius, there are also three primary ports and one alternate port of embarkation: Savannah, Georgia; Jacksonville, Florida; Brunswick, Georgia; and Charleston, South Carolina.
The largest military aircraft can also land at Hunter, load the biggest equipment in the Army inventory and then deploy both equipment and soldiers within an 18-hour wheels-up timeline to contingency operations anywhere in the world.
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. Their primary customer, the 3rd Infantry Division, is home-based at Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield. The Installation Management Command is its parent organization.
The training area offers sufficient maneuver space to allow an entire brigade combat team to operate in a tactical field environment. Additionally, the reservation can accommodate training for 50,000 Reserve and National Guard-component soldiers annually.
Hunter’s Truscott Air Terminal is a self-contained Arrival/Departure Airfield Control Group Operations facility. It serves as the focal point for air deployments and provides dramatically improved deployment time and throughput capabilities. 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 ever since.
Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield are estimated to have an annual economic impact of $4.9 billion, according to the most recent Economic Impact Statement. It is the third-largest employer in Savannah and the largest in Hinesville.
Fort Stewart was named for Brig. Gen. Daniel Stewart, great-grandfather of President Theodore Roosevelt. A Revolutionary War hero and Georgia statesman, Stewart was born in Liberty County in 1762. During the Revolutionary War, he joined the militia at age 15. Advancing to the rank of colonel, Stewart commanded a battalion of Georgia Militia and became one of Georgia’s leaders after the war.
Hunter Army Airfield bears its name in tribute to U.S. Army Air Corps (later U.S. Army Air Forces) Maj. Gen. Frank O’Driscoll Hunter. As a World War I fighter pilot, he became an ace, with eight German planes to his credit, earning him the Distinguished Service Cross with four oak leaf clusters. The former stockbroker found the Air Corps to his liking and made it his career. In 1942, Hunter joined the fighter arm of the 8th Air Force in England. During this command, he earned a Distinguished Service Medal, Distinguished Flying Cross and a Silver Star. In 1943, Hunter returned to the United States to head the 1st Air Force. In 1944, he was awarded the Legion of Merit for his role in planning and executing the movement of air echelons of the 12th Air Force from Great Britain to North Africa. Hunter retired Dec. 4, 1945, at Mitchell Field, New York, then returned to his hometown of Savannah.
In tribute to Hunter, the Savannah City Council renamed its municipal airport Hunter Field in 1940. The Army Air Corps (AAC) acquired the field a year later. Retaining the name Hunter Field, the AAC held it until 1946, when it was returned to the city. The Air Force took occupancy in 1949 with the Army returning in 1967, when the facility was renamed Hunter Army Airfield.
In June 1940, Congress authorized funding for the purchase of property in Coastal Georgia for the purpose of building an anti-aircraft artillery training center. It was to be located just outside of Hinesville, Georgia. The coming of the anti-aircraft training center to the area adjacent to the sleepy little community of Hinesville would forever alter its lifestyle. Hinesville, the county seat of Liberty County, was populated by barely 500 people.
On July 1, 1940, the first 5,000 acres were bought and subsequent purchases followed. Eventually, the reservation would include more than 280,000 acres and stretch over five counties. The large expanse of property was required for the firing ranges and impact areas that an anti-aircraft artillery training center would need for live-fire training. In November 1940, the Anti-Aircraft Artillery Training Center was officially designated as Camp Stewart.
The Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941 accelerated activities at Camp Stewart as units set about accomplishing the missions for which it was intended. Facilities were expanded and improved. Camp Stewart’s training programs continued expanding to keep pace with the needs placed on it. Units were shipped out promptly upon completion of their training, and new units were received in their place. By late 1943, Camp Stewart assumed a new responsibility as one of many holding areas designated in this country for German and Italian prisoners of war who had fallen into Allied hands during fighting in North Africa.
Camp Stewart also served as a Cook and Bakers School and as a staging area for a number of Army postal units. By spring 1944, the camp was bulging at its seams as more than 55,000 soldiers occupied the installation during the buildup for the D-Day invasion. However, almost overnight the post was virtually emptied as these units shipped out for England. With the D-Day invasion and Allied control of the air over Europe, the need for anti-aircraft units diminished. In response, the anti-aircraft training at Camp Stewart was phased out. By January 1945, only the POW camp was still functioning. With the end of the war, Camp Stewart came to life briefly as a separation center for redeployed soldiers. But on Sept. 30, 1945, the post was deactivated.
World affairs would once again affect the life of Camp Stewart. With the outbreak of hostilities in Korea in June 1950, the United States again found itself with the need to update training and prepare new soldiers to meet the crisis there. Camp Stewart reopened in August 1950. Facilities were again repaired, and National Guard troops were brought in for training.
On Dec. 28, 1950, Camp Stewart was designated as the 3rd Army Anti-Aircraft Artillery Training Center for intensive training of soldiers destined for service in Korea. In late 1953, Camp Stewart’s role was changed to include armor and tank firing as well since the Communist forces didn’t seriously challenge control of the air in Korea. When the Korean conflict eventually cooled down, it was recognized that the U.S. would be required to maintain a ready and able military force to deal with any potential threat to the free world. The decision was that the post would no longer be viewed as a temporary installation.
On March 21, 1956, Camp Stewart was redesignated as Fort Stewart. Its role continued to evolve in response to specific needs and world events. In 1959, Fort Stewart was redesignated as an Armor and Artillery Firing Center since its old anti-aircraft ranges and impact area were better suited for this purpose than for the new age of missiles. By 1961, there was a feeling that Fort Stewart may have served its usefulness, and there was movement to deactivate the post again. However, the age of missiles brought with it new threats and a new place for Fort Stewart.
In 1962, on the outset of the Cuban missile crisis, the 1st Armored Division was ordered to Fort Stewart for staging, and in the short span of two weeks, the population of the post rose from 3,500 personnel to more than 30,000. The country prepared for the worst, but in the end a compromise was reached, and the crisis passed.
After the Cuban missile crisis, the Cold War situation kept Fort Stewart in an active training role. During the late 1960s, tension in the divided country of Vietnam brought about yet another change in Fort Stewart’s mission. The United States found itself becoming increasingly involved in that conflict. In response to a need for aviators, an element of the United States Army Aviation School at Fort Rucker, Alabama, was transferred to Fort Stewart in 1966. Helicopter pilot training and helicopter gunnery courses became Fort Stewart’s new mission.
In an unusual twist, instead of training soldiers to shoot down aircraft, they were now training soldiers to fly them. When the Air Force closed its base at Hunter Field in Savannah in 1967, the Army promptly assumed control and in conjunction with flight training being conducted at Fort Stewart, the United States Army Flight Training Center came into being. Helicopter pilot training was rapidly accelerated, and pilots were trained and soon sent to duty all around the world, with a large percent seeing active duty in Vietnam.
Gradually, America’s involvement in Vietnam dwindled, and by mid-1972 the flight training aspect of Fort Stewart’s mission was terminated and both Hunter Field and Fort Stewart reverted to garrison status. The following year Hunter was closed entirely and Fort Stewart sat idle with the exception of National Guard training, which continued to be conducted at the installation.
It appeared as if Fort Stewart had again reached the end of its usefulness, and questions were raised about its status and future. The end of the Vietnam conflict meant a new focus for the U.S. Army, but a new life for several of the Army’s historic units would mean new life for Fort Stewart.
On July 1, 1974, the 1st Battalion, 75th Infantry Regiment (Ranger) parachuted into Fort Stewart and was reactivated the following month. It was the first Army Ranger unit activated since World War II. Hunter Army Airfield was once again reopened to support the training and activities of the Rangers.
In October 1974, Headquarters, 1st Brigade of the 24th Infantry Division was activated at Fort Stewart. This historic unit, which had seen active and arduous service in the Pacific during World War II and the Korean War, had been inactive since 1970.
With the reactivation of the 24th Infantry Division, the post entered a new phase in its history. Facilities were upgraded and new permanent structures replaced many of the old wooden buildings from the days of Camp Stewart. On Oct. 1, 1980, the 24th Infantry Division was designated a mechanized division and assigned as the heavy infantry division of the newly organized Rapid Deployment Force. This designation was the fruition of that potential first realized by those who served at the post during the Cuban missile crisis. The 24th Infantry Division began intensive training over the expanse of piney woods and lowlands of the post and conducted live-fire exercises on many of the old Camp Stewart anti-aircraft ranges.
In August 1990, Iraq invaded and overran neighboring Kuwait and threatened to do the same to Saudi Arabia. The Savannah port worked around the clock to load and ship the division’s heavy equipment while aircraft shuttles from Hunter Field flew the division’s personnel to Saudi Arabia. Within a month, the entire division had been reassembled in Saudi Arabia to face the possible invasion of that country by Iraqi forces. Fort Stewart saw a growing influx of National Guard and Reserve units that were being mobilized to support the operations in Saudi Arabia and to assume the tasks at the post, which had formerly been accomplished by division personnel.
Within eight months, the crisis in the Persian Gulf had concluded and the 24th Infantry Division triumphantly returned to its home in coastal Georgia. On April 25, 1996, the 3rd Infantry Division was activated at Fort Stewart. This began a new chapter in the history of Fort Stewart.
The 3rd Infantry Division was born at Camp Greene, North Carolina, on Nov. 21, 1917. The 3rd Division (later redesignated the 3rd Infantry Division) was composed of the 4th, 7th, 30th and 38th Infantry regiments, along with the 10th, 18th and 76th Field Artillery and 6th Engineers.
In 1991, the 3rd Brigade of the Marne Division was called to action in Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm. Fighting as the lead element of the 1st Armored Division, it charged deep into Iraq, rapidly destroying all opposition. When the cease-fire was called in the 100th hour, the 3rd Brigade of the Marne Division drove far into Kuwaiti territory, displaying with speed and devastation the full force of its combat power. Victory was achieved, and the 3rd Brigade would return to Germany.
On April 25, 1996, the colors of the 3rd Infantry Division finally returned stateside. The 3rd Infantry Division makes Fort Stewart, Fort Benning and Hunter Army Airfield its home, serving as the iron fist of the XVIII Airborne Corps. Since Sept. 11, 2001, units have been sent to Afghanistan, Iraq and other Middle Eastern countries to support the war on terrorism. Early in 2003, the deployability and fighting capability of the Marne Division was highly visible worldwide when the entire division deployed in weeks to Kuwait. It was called on subsequently to spearhead coalition forces in Operation Iraqi Freedom, fighting its way to Baghdad in early April, leading to the end of the Saddam Hussein government-imposed tyranny over the people of Iraq.
In January 2003, soldiers in the 3rd Infantry Division (Mechanized) were officially informed that they were headed for the Middle East to do their part in Operation Enduring Freedom. Throughout the early months of the year, a multitude of flights proceeded to carry the Marne Division’s more than 20,000 soldiers to the Middle East, where they continued to train in preparation for the possibility of war.
With the major conflicts of 2003 recorded in the history books, the 3rd Infantry Division again marked another chapter by returning to the scenes of Iraq for OIF 3. The 3rd Infantry Division officially jumped back into action Feb. 27, 2005, when a Transition of Authority ceremony was held to hand over the command of Task Force Baghdad from Maj. Gen. Peter Chiarelli, 1st Cavalry Division “First Team” commander, to Maj. Gen. William G. Webster Jr., 3rd Infantry Division commander, at the Sahet Alihtifalat Alkubra (Ceremonial Circle) parade grounds. The 3rd Infantry Division became the first Army division to serve a second tour in Iraq.
During this deployment, the division’s 4th Brigade Combat Team (BCT) was organized and became the first cohesive brigade combat team sent directly into combat by the Army. The 1st Battalion, 184th Infantry Regiment from the California National Guard served as one of its two infantry battalions, and there was an attachment from the Hawaii National Guard, the 2/299th Infantry. The 48th BCT from the Georgia National Guard also served with the 3rd Infantry Division, covering the area south of Baghdad.
The 3rd Infantry Division redeployed to Fort Stewart and Fort Benning in January and February 2006, then in November, the Army announced the 3rd Infantry Division was scheduled to return to Iraq in 2007, making it the first Army division to serve a third tour in Iraq, this time to lead “The Surge.”
By summer 2010, nearly the entire division had deployed to Iraq or Afghanistan. But the mission of the 3rd Infantry Division in Iraq was about to change.
On Sept. 1 of that year, President Barack Obama announced that American “combat operations” in Iraq were officially over, to be replaced by “stability operations” and “security force assistance” as part of Operation New Dawn.
As part of stability operations, 3rd Infantry Division units in Iraq were to serve as a third-party armed force to help the host nation (Iraq) protect its population. As a part of security force assistance, they were to help the host nation security force improve its capabilities to defend itself, its people and its territory by advising, training and assisting its security forces.
Today, Fort Stewart is one of the Army’s premier installations and has earned the Army Community of Excellence Award an unprecedented six times in 2004, 2005, 2006, 2009, 2012 and 2015.
3RD INFANTRY DIVISION AND NCO ACADEMY
The United States Army’s 3rd Infantry Division (ID) and Fort Stewart Noncommissioned Officer Academy is located about 20 miles north of post headquarters, near the town of Pembroke. The division dedicated about 8,600 acres to noncommissioned officer training. The academy complex has 37 structures that include billets, classrooms, office space, an exchange annex, a barbershop, a dining facility and an 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 the 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 Armywide implementation 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 has received four Institution of Excellence awards, most recently the IOE Award in December 2009.
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 soldiers through their branch.
The online course consists of 80 hours of instruction with a virtual instructor and links online 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 and then have to be separated from their families again in order to attend Advance Leader Course (ALC).
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. 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 3rd ID and Fort Stewart NCO Academy’s area of responsibility is Region 4, which includes the following geographical areas and installations: Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield, Fort Benning and Fort Gordon, Georgia; Fort Jackson, South Carolina; Puerto Rico; the Virgin Islands; Guantanamo Bay, Cuba; Joint Forces Command; CENTCOM; SOCOM; and SOUTHCOM. Beginning Aug. 1, 2010, the Fort Stewart NCO Academy transitioned from FORSCOM to TRADOC (Training Army Doctrine Command) and is now part of the Maneuver Center of Excellence, Fort Benning, Georgia.
The academy’s motto is: “Enter to learn, leave to lead.”
The 3rd ID subordinate units include: 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade, 3rd Sustainment Brigade, Division Artillery, Division Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, Task Force 1-28 and Division Staff.
More than 30 tenant organizations play an integral part of the Fort Stewart/Hunter Army Airfield operations — from direct combat units, to mission support elements, to soldier and family support agencies:
- Det. 3, 18th Weather
- 117th Air Control Squadron
- 15th Air Support Operations Squadron
- 179th Military Police Co.
- 188th Infantry Brigade
- 1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment
- 224th Military Intelligence Battalion
- 2nd Beach & Terminal Ops Co. B, 4th LSB (USMC Reserves)
- 2nd Modular Battalion, 122nd Regiment
- 385th Military Police Battalion
- 3rd Battalion, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment
- 3rd Military Police Group (CID)
- 63rd Expeditionary Signal Battalion
- 63rd Ordnance Battalion
- 6th Brigade Reserve Officers’ Training Corps
- 82nd Civil Affairs Battalion
- 83rd Chemical Battalion
- 902nd Military Intelligence Group, 308th Field Office
- 92nd Engineer Battalion
- AMCOM Regional Aviation Sustainment Maintenance (RASM) East
- American Red Cross
- Army Field Support Battalion
- Dental Activity
- Detachment 1, Co. B, 1st Battalion, 169th Aviation Regiment, Georgia Army National Guard
- Fort Stewart Foundry, U.S. Army INSCOM
- Georgia Garrison Training Center, Georgia Army National Guard
- Logistics Readiness Center
- Medical Department Activity
- Midcoast Regional Airport
- Mission & Installation Contracting Command
- Southeast Region & Network Enterprise Center
- Special Forces Recruiting Team
- TMDE Lab (632nd Maintenance Co.)
- U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Savannah
See the Getting To & Around Hinesville and Savannah chapter on Page 25 for information about local airports, train service and public transportation. The closest commercial flights land at Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport, about 40 miles from the base. Soldiers should contact the Marne Reception Center at 912-767-0115 to arrange transportation to Fort Stewart where soldiers will report in and in-process.
Contact your sponsor with your estimated arrival time and flight information if applicable prior to your arrival at Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield.
Sponsorship is vital to the relocation process. Don’t PCS without talking to your sponsor before departing for Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield. Your sponsor will answer any questions you have about the base and the local area, make lodging/dorm arrangements and meet you upon arrival. Your sponsor will be there to help you and your family until you are settled into your new community.
If you have not been in touch with a sponsor and your departure is nearing, contact your gaining unit, call the Marne Reception Center at 912-767-0115 for staff duty or 912-767-1199 for sponsorship.
Cellphone use by the driver of a moving motor vehicle is prohibited on all Department of Defense installations, unless the cellphone is used with a hands-free device.
From Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport to Fort Stewart
Follow the signs from the airport to I-95 South. From 95, take the exit for GA Highway 144 (Fort Stewart and Richmond Hill). Turn right at the off-ramp stop sign, and stay on Highway 144 through post. Follow the signs to the Marne Reception Center.
From Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport to Hunter Army Airfield
From the airport, follow the signs to take I-95 to Exit 99A and then merge onto I-16E toward Savannah. Follow I-16E to Exit 164A to I-516E. Follow I-516E for 4.3 miles, then turn right onto Montgomery Street and follow directional signage to Hunter Army Airfield main gate.
From Interstate 95
Fort Stewart is readily accessible by way of the major East Coast thoroughfares: U.S. 17, U.S. 84, Interstate 16 and Interstate 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 Street extension GA-144 to I-95 south, then exit toward Jacksonville, Florida. 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 Fort Stewart on the east and west edges of town are clearly marked on this road.
Marne Reception Center
Building 200 912-767-0115/0111
All soldiers, whether being assigned to Fort Stewart or Hunter Army Airfield, must sign in at the Marne Reception Center. There you will be temporarily assigned to the 3rd Infantry Division Replacement Detachment and be scheduled for approximately eight days of in-processing and orientation programs.
Married soldiers should contact the Lodging Office in advance to arrange temporary quarters. If no quarters are available, a nonavailability statement will be issued and you will be authorized to stay at a local hotel. All single soldiers will be assigned a temporary room in on-post barracks while in-processing.
Soldiers staying at the replacement detachment eat in the 103rd Military Infantry Battalion dining facility. The post exchange, commissary, bank, post office, credit union, movie theater and gymnasium are all within walking distance.
The 3rd Infantry Division Replacement Detachment maintains SIDPERS accountability for all new soldiers until they are fully in-processed and moved to their units. Soldiers get their assignment one day after their arrival at the replacement detachment.
Soldiers in grades E-5 and below are assigned to the detachment during in-processing. After sign-in at the replacement detachment, senior NCOs and officers are given their assignment instructions before going to the Personnel Processing Center.
The Marne Reception Center provides arriving soldiers transportation from the Savannah International Airport, briefs new arrivals on the Standards of Conduct and the Marne Standard and screens arriving soldiers’ personnel records to determine processing requirements. Records are then sent to Personnel Management where unit assignments are made. Arriving soldiers are also scheduled to attend a Newcomers’ Orientation, which is held at 11 a.m. every Wednesday at the Education Center, Building 110, at Fort Stewart.
Once final assignments are made, a tailor shop is available in the detachment area, which can sew on unit patches. This service is free. A barbershop is also available at the post exchange.
All incoming soldiers without a Defensive Driving Course card must complete the four-hour course of instruction. The course is given in the detachment classroom.
Motorcyclists are required to take a safety course. For more information on this mandatory class, call the Fort Stewart Safety Office at 912-767-7880 or the Hunter Army Airfield Safety Office at 912-315-5814.
IHG Army Hotel Fort Stewart
304 Coe Ave.
IHG Army Hotel Fort Stewart has 169 rooms and five DVQs in seven buildings. Rooms feature queen-sized beds, microwaves, kitchenettes, refrigerators, cable TV, DVD players and free in-room wireless internet access. A daily continental breakfast, coffee, in-house laundry and housekeeping service are provided at no charge.
Roll-away beds and portable cribs are available to guests on a first-come, first-served basis. There are rooms that are ADA-compliant. When making your reservation, inform the reservationist of any special needs.
Reservations are accepted a year in advance for all travel, TDY, PCS and leisure travelers. Soldiers and family members on official-duty and temporary-duty orders to and from the installation have priority. Credit card guarantee is required for all reservations.
Room rates are based on available facilities. IHG Army Hotel Fort Stewart is a pet-friendly hotel. Pets must have a health certificate to stay in any lodging facility. Additionally, there is a daily pet fee and a nonrefundable pet deposit. Pets cannot exceed 80 pounds.
Check the website for current room rates.
IHG Army Hotel Hunter Army Airfield
525 Leonard Neal St.
IHG Army Hotel Hunter Army Airfield has 77 rooms in three buildings. These rooms range from single rooms to king suites and stand-alone homes. Rooms have microwaves, refrigerators, cable TV, DVD players and free wireless internet. A daily continental breakfast, coffee and housekeeping service are provided at no charge.
Roll-away beds and portable cribs are available to guests on a first-come, first-served basis. There are rooms that are ADA-compliant. When making your reservation, inform the reservationist of any special needs.
Reservations are recommended; they are accepted a year in advance for all travel, TDY, PCS and leisure. IHG Army Hotel Hunter Army Airfield welcomes all guests, military, family members, retirees and civilians. Credit card guarantee is required for all reservations.
Room rates are based on available facilities. IHG Army Hotel Hunter is a pet-friendly hotel. Pets must have a health certificate to stay in any lodging facility. Additionally, there is a daily pet fee and a nonrefundable pet deposit for the pet rooms. Pets cannot exceed 80 pounds.
Check the website for current room rates.
The U.S. Army Medical Department Activity at Fort Stewart includes: Winn Army Community Hospital, Tuttle Army Health Clinic, Richmond Hill Medical Home, Hawks Troop Medical Clinic and North Troop Medical Clinic. The beneficiary population includes active-duty soldiers, retired military personnel and all eligible family members within an 11-county enrollment area, including Liberty, Long, Evans, Tattnall, Wayne, McIntosh, Bulloch, Candler, Effingham, Bryan and Chatham.
Winn Army Community Hospital
Building 302 912-435-6965
Appointment Line 912-435-6633
PX/Refill Pharmacy 912-767-2672
7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday
Medical services include: family practice, pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology, physical and occupational therapy, social work services, behavioral medicine services, nutrition care, internal medicine, optometry, emergency medicine, dermatology, preventive medicine, urology, radiology, laboratory and pharmacy. A variety of free educational classes is also offered, such as tobacco cessation, family strategies for staying healthy, breast-feeding support, Tiny Toes and diabetes education. For more information about classes offered, call 912-435-6965.
Dental care services are available to active-duty military only. Family members of active-duty personnel are encouraged to use the TRICARE Dental Program. Information about the TRICARE Dental Program can be obtained by calling 855-638-8371 or visiting www.tricare.mil/CoveredServices/Dental/TDP.aspx.
TRICARE is the health care program for active duty and retirees of the uniformed services, their families and survivors. TRICARE’s primary objectives are to optimize the delivery of health care services in the military’s direct care system for all military health system beneficiaries and attain the highest level of patient satisfaction through the delivery of a world-class health care benefit.
TRICARE coverage is completely portable so it moves with you when you relocate. The TRICARE Prime options include TRICARE Prime and TRICARE Prime Remote in the United States, and TRICARE Prime Overseas and TRICARE Global Remote Overseas in regions outside the United States.
Follow these simple steps to ensure you have no break in coverage when you move:
- Do not cancel your TRICARE Prime enrollment option before you move.
- Update your personal information in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS) immediately when you arrive at your new location.
- Select a new primary care manager (PCM) when moving within the same region, or submit a new Prime enrollment form within 30 days if you’re moving to a new region.
Where you are moving will determine which Prime option you will enroll in. If you move to a new Prime service area, transfer your enrollment by submitting a TRICARE Prime Enrollment and PCM Change Form to your regional contractor. Be sure to include all family members who wish to use Prime on the form.
TRICARE Standard and Extra are available to family members only. Active-duty service members are required to enroll in one of the Prime options. TRICARE Standard and Extra are available throughout the United States, and enrollment is not required. Any active-duty family member who is registered in DEERS may use these programs by seeing any network or non-network provider that is authorized by TRICARE.
If you’re already using TRICARE Standard and Extra, moving is easy. When you arrive at your new location, update your personal information in DEERS immediately. Then find TRICARE-authorized providers in your new area.
Here are a few things to remember about using TRICARE Standard and Extra in a new region:
- In the U.S., visit your new regional contractor’s website for a list of providers. Remember, if you see network providers, you’ll be using the Extra option and pay lower copayments.
- If you move to a new region, you’ll have a new claims address for submitting your TRICARE claims.
- Learn your new region’s prior authorization requirements as these requirements may differ by region.
For a complete description of the different types of coverage programs and regions, please visit www.tricare.mil.
Housing Services Office
Building 253 912-767-9728/7852/2127
Building 1287 912-315-5327
7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday
The Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield Housing Services Office is ready to support you in the transition to your new home and community. Use the resources provided to become familiar with the housing options and support services available to you. When you arrive at Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield, visit the HMO to receive invaluable information, counseling and guidance prior to entering into a written lease or rental/sales contract for housing.
Building 200 912-767-5761
Single soldiers in the rank of private (E-1) to sergeant (E-5) are required to live in the barracks on post. Soldiers may submit an exception to policy and supporting documentation requesting a Certificate of Non-Availability (CNA) to reside off post. All other single enlisted soldiers and officers who are receiving BAH at the without-dependent rate can reside either on post or off post.
On Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield, there are two basic types of barracks. The first type of barracks provides an entrance to a shared common area with a kitchen, washer and dryer, and shared bathroom. It also has a private bedroom on the left and right side of the common area. The second type of barracks is a two-person room with a shared common area and shared bathroom. Residents in these rooms share a common area with a kitchen sink, refrigerator and microwave. There are a limited number of rooms that have either a stove or cook top. Each building has a shared community laundry room.
All single soldiers must first report to the Marne Reception Center, in- and out-processing center, on Fort Stewart. Soldiers will be assigned temporary barracks for the duration of in-processing requirements. Upon completion, barracks room assignments will be made by their brigade’s Unaccompanied Housing Office in the brigades’ footprint.
Soldiers desiring to reside off post may request and receive a CNA once the overall installation barracks occupancy rate is 95 percent or greater. If a brigade’s occupancy rate is at 95 percent, and the chain of command does not want their soldiers housed in another brigade footprint, an exception to policy must be submitted.
Unaccompanied NCO and Officer Housing
335 Courage Loop 912-408-2501
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday
Unaccompanied soldiers in the rank of staff sergeant through captain are eligible to live in the exclusive Marne Point community at Fort Stewart. Marne apartments are available at the staff sergeant, without-dependent BAH rate.
Marne Point consists of 334 one- and two-bedroom, garden-style apartments, which feature private bedrooms and baths, full kitchens and living rooms. Every apartment has a private entranceway and is equipped with a walk-in storage closet, automatic ice-maker, Whirlpool appliances, microwave, and washer and dryer. The 9-foot ceilings provide an open, airy feel.
The rent also includes all utilities (including electricity, water and sewer), cable, internet and rental insurance. Marne Point also has a state-of-the-art community center with clubhouse, full basketball court, heated pool, car wash station and running trails. The clubhouse features an entertainment room with large-screen TV, two billiards tables, and a business center with a fax and photocopy machine, computer internet access and printers.
Soldiers from both Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield are eligible to apply for Marne Point apartments, which are managed by Balfour Beatty Communities, the post’s partner, which also manages all privatized family housing for Stewart and Hunter.
Fort Stewart Family Homes
50 Austin Road, Building LW50
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday
At Fort Stewart/Hunter Army Airfield, military family housing is privatized. In addition to your option to purchase and rent housing in the local community, you may now choose to live in privatized housing by signing a tenant lease agreement with Balfour Beatty Communities, which owns the family housing and is responsible for maintaining, repairing, constructing and managing the community.
For comprehensive information about homes and amenities available in the Fort Stewart/Hunter Army Airfield privatized housing community, visit the Fort Stewart/Hunter Army Airfield Family Housing website.
Fort Stewart, Building 418 912-876-6730
Hunter AAF, Building 1212 912-351-0480
8:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday
Soldiers moving to Fort Stewart or Hunter Army Airfield are authorized to forward mail to their new unit for a maximum of 90 days while they relocate and get a new address.
When providing this address to your local post office, family, friends, correspondents and publishers, give it to them in the following format:
Rank and Name
Street Address and Suite Number
City, State and ZIP code
Soldiers without a unit assignment before departure should forward their mail to: 845 Hase Road, Suite 102, Fort Stewart, GA 31315, which is in Building 418, where mail is held for soldiers reporting to both Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield.
As soon as you report in, you must in-process with the mailroom that services your unit. If you will be living in the barracks, the unit mail clerk will provide you with your street address.
Fort Stewart, Building 1180 912-767-4194/0357
Hunter AAF, 1030 Flying Fortress Road 912-767-4194/0357
The goal of the Fort Stewart/Hunter AAF Veterinary Treatment Facility (VTF) is to provide professional veterinary care of the highest quality in a timely manner to all authorized military personnel and their privately owned animals. It tailors all medical treatments and recommendations to the individual animal. The veterinary officers of this facility are tasked primarily with the assurance of food safety for humans and the medical and surgical care of the military working dogs. The facility’s mission is to protect soldiers and their family members and the general public by preventing the spread of infectious diseases among animals and humans. The veterinary clinics offer annual exams, a variety of vaccinations and tests, deworming, microchipping and sick-call appointments.
The Fort Stewart Clinic is open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. The Hunter AAF Clinic is open 9 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday. Treatment at both facilities is by appointment only. In case of an emergency after regular business hours, contact the Savannah emergency veterinary clinic at 912-315-6113.
All lost pets found on Fort Stewart are taken to the vet clinic’s stray animal facility. Be sure to check with the vet clinic if you have lost your pet. The clinic also offers adoptions. Lost pets that are not microchipped or claimed after three business days will be put up for adoption. If you find a lost pet, call the MPs at 912-767-2822 who will then dispatch animal control. All pets residing on post must be registered with the VTF, be current on vaccinations and be microchipped. Soldiers who fail to comply with these post regulations will lose VTF privileges (until proper documentation is provided) and will be reported to Balfour Beatty.
Fort Stewart Main Post Chapel
Building 500 912-767-5960
The Religious Support Office is dedicated to preserving your right to worship. It provides, or finds a way to provide, for a broad spectrum of worshipers. If you are seeking spiritual support for any denomination or faith group, it will do its best to assist you.
The chapels at Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield offer various types of counseling and seminars to include pre-marital, marital, religious, stress, grief/loss, etc. All counseling sessions are covered by privileged communication.
All privately owned vehicles on post must be insured, and a current license plate is required. Georgia state traffic laws apply on base; see the Getting To & Around Hinesville and Savannah chapter on Page 27 for more information. All vehicles entering or leaving base are subject to search.
For more information, visit stewarthunter.armymwr.com/us/stewart.
Building 405 912-767-4717
Corner Grill (at Stewart Bowling)
Building 450 912-767-4273
Strike Zone (at Marne Bowling)
Building 402 912-767-4866
Building 405 912-767-4372
Army Education Centers
Fort Stewart, Building 100 912-767-8331
Hunter AAF, Building 1290 912-315-6130
DANTES Testing 912-767-1830
Help Desk 912-767-8331
The Army Continuing Education System (ACES) provides education assistance worldwide to benefit active-duty, National Guard and Reserve soldiers, family members, government employees and retirees.
The ACES program vigorously promotes lifelong learning opportunities to sharpen the competitive edge of the Army by serving as leaders in providing and managing quality self-development programs and services.
There are four on-base universities represented at Fort Stewart — Central Texas College, Columbia College, Savannah Technical College and Webster University — offering both undergraduate and graduate programs. There are four on-bases universities represented at Hunter Army Airfield as well: Central Texas College, Columbia College, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and Webster University. All offer accelerated courses in eight-week terms on a variety of schedules: lunch, evening, weekend and online.
The DOD Education Activity operates three elementary schools on Fort Stewart. Each school has exceptional children programs. To be eligible to attend, parents must reside in family housing on the military installation. The four on-post kindergarten through sixth grade schools are Brittin Elementary, Diamond Elementary, Kessler Elementary and Murray Elementary.
All schools are accredited by the Southern Association of Schools and Colleges and offer a wide range of instructional and support services. There are no middle or high schools on the installation. Children in grades 7-12 attend school in the local community.
About 2,000 children are enrolled in the Fort Stewart Schools. The average student-teacher ratio is 13 to 1. Students living on Hunter Army Airfield attend school within Savannah Chatham County Public School System as there are no on-post schools on Hunter. Hunter students living off post also attend schools in the county of their residence.
Army Community Service
Fort Stewart, Building 86 912-767-5058/5059
Hunter AAF, Building 1286 912-315-6816
7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday
The Fort Stewart/Hunter Army Airfield Army Community Service (ACS) program provides the Army community real-life solutions to enhance quality of life. ACS provides training classes, one-on-one counseling, support groups and family advocacy to active-duty members, retirees, reserve members, National Guard members and their family members.
Army Community Service’s various community-based services foster growth, development and readiness of soldiers and families assigned to the installation during peacetime and at war.
ACS assists commanders in maintaining the readiness of soldiers, families and the community by developing, coordinating and delivering services to promote self-reliance, resiliency and stability. It equips people with the skills and support they need to face challenges of military life today as well as tomorrow through these programs: Army Family Action Plan, Army Family Team Building, Army Volunteer Corps, Employment Readiness Program, Exceptional Family Member Program, Family Advocacy Program, New Parent Support Program, Financial Readiness Program, Army Emergency Relief, Information & Referral, Mobilization & Deployment, Relocation Readiness Program, Soldiers & Family Assistance, Survival Outreach Service and Resiliency Training.
Child Development Centers
Fort Stewart, Building 403 912-767-3202
Fort Stewart, Building 475 912-767-1038
Fort Stewart, Building 5500 912-767-9662
Fort Stewart, Building 7100 912-767-1141
Hunter AAF, Building 148 912-315-1067
Hunter AAF, Building 1284 912-315-6115
Hunter AAF, Building 8807 912-315-9032
The Child Development Center offers full-day and part-day care for children 6 weeks to 5 years old, Georgia prekindergarten and hourly care on a space-available basis with reservations. The center provides a safe, nurturing environment that promotes the social, cognitive, language and physical development of youngsters. The center is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children and follows standards set by the Air Force Services Agency.
Children of active-duty military personnel, DOD civilian personnel, reservists on active duty and DOD contractors are eligible. Fees are based on total family income.
Exceptional Family Member Program
Fort Stewart, 201 Linquist Road 912-767-5058
Hunter AAF, Building 1286 912-315-1058
This program provides special-needs families with information and referral services.
Family Child Care
Army Family Child Care (FCC) is available both on-post and in government leased housing by trained childcare providers who work as home-based independent contractors for CYS Services. FCC Homes provide full-day, part-day and hourly care for children in a home environment.
The program also offers an opportunity for spouses to contribute to the family income while caring for their own children.
FCC providers are well-trained, they and their family members undergo a thorough background check and their homes are inspected for fire safety, health, safety and other requirements. In addition, their homes are monitored on a regular basis (at least monthly) by the program staff.
Building 443 912-767-6533
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday
The school liaison office is the connection between Fort Stewart/Hunter AAF families and private and public schools. The office provides support to service members during all stages of transition and deployment to ensure children receive every opportunity for quality education. School liaison officers specialize in education transitions, and make sure incoming and exiting families have information about local schools, graduation requirements, after-school services/programs, youth sponsorship programs and home schooling.
Youth Activity Center
Building 5655 912-767-4491
2 to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 2 to 10 p.m. Friday and noon to 8 p.m. Saturday
The Fort Stewart Youth Activity Center is home to the Middle School and Teen (MST) programs that serve youth in grades 6-12. The 20,000-square-foot facility includes a gymnasium, a computer lab, an arts and crafts room, a game room, a teen room, a dance room and a commercial kitchen. CYS Program Assistants are always available to provide interaction and supervision with youth during Open Recreation hours. A homework tutor is on board to assist students with their homework. The technology club is led by a lab lead who is skilled in electronics and technology. Organized activities such as club meetings, cooking, sports and games are facilitated by trained Child and Youth Program assistants and led by youth leaders.
Youth and teens must be registered with CYS Services to participate in MST programs and Open Recreation. There is no charge for MST activities with the exception of special activities such as dances, lock-ins and field trips. Various field trips are conducted during long school breaks. Field trip fees are only necessary when entrance fees are required at the field trip destinations. Transportation is free.
GeoVista Credit Union (formerly Fort Stewart Georgia Federal Credit Union)
Fort Stewart, Building 416 912-876-5156
Hunter AAF, Building 1282 912-354-6420
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday
Fort Stewart, Building 709 912-767-8809/8819
8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday; 1 to 4 p.m. Thursday
Hunter AAF, Building 1211 912-315-5115
8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday; 1 to 4 p.m. Thursday; closed 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for lunch daily
The Legal Assistance Office at both Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield will help you with family law; estate planning (wills); personal property; economic; civilian administration (notary services, immigration and naturalization, powers of attorney); military administration (FLIPL, letters of reprimand); torts; taxes; and civilian criminal matters.
Generally, appointments must be set up, but some services can be provided on a walk-in basis, such as notary services, powers of attorney and providing information papers on various topics. For ad valorem forms, you must present your most recent end-of-month LES. If signing for your soldier, you must have a power of attorney authorization.
Building 411 912-767-2828
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday
The Fort Stewart Library has more than 55,000 books and subscribes to 250 magazines and newspapers from across the country. It also has a separate children’s room, a copy and fax machine, educational video cassettes and DVDs, audio books, many foreign language tapes and CDs. Computers are available for personal use in the library. If the library doesn’t have what you need, it can be borrowed by using the Interlibrary Loan Service. The library supports soldiers going to the field or on maneuvers with boxes of paperbacks. Video messenger service is offered to create a DVD video for families to send to a loved one.
For information about the recreational programs at Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield, visit Family and MWR online at http://stewarthunter.armymwr.com/us/stewart and http://stewarthunter.armymwr.com/us/hunter.
Auto Skills Center
Fort Stewart, Building 1503 912-767-3521
1 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, 1 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, and 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
Do your own automobile maintenance at the center. There are 16 lifts, bays without lifts, a welding area, engine overhaul area, tool checkout, work benches and motorcycle repair areas.
Hunter AAF, 140 Leonard Neal Blvd. 912-315-6244
1 to 7 p.m. Monday, 1 to 9 p.m. Thursday and Friday, and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
Do your own automobile maintenance at the center using its stalls, lifts and tools. Classes and video tapes are available for do-it-yourselfers, and instructors are on duty if you need help.
Caro Fitness Center
Building 708 912-767-4763
5 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday
The Caro Fitness Center offers a 10,000-square-foot CrossFit area, a cardio room, free weight room, multipurpose room, and men’s and women’s locker rooms. Personal training is available by appointment.
Corkan Recreation Facility
Building 448 912-767-4273
Hours vary by facility
Corkan Family Recreation Area offers affordable family fun with lots of great activities and reasonable prices right in your backyard.
The Corkan Family Fun Center boasts roller skating, laser tag, an indoor climbing room, youth climbing wall, concession stand and party areas.
Cypress Creek Adventure Golf is 18 holes of miniature golf fun. Cypress Sam’s Treehouse offers a multilevel indoor structure with seven ball blasters, slides, volcanoes and over 6,000 Nerf balls to throw, shoot and play. There is also a soft play area for toddlers. The Springs at Cypress Creek has an 18-feature water spray park open to children up to 12 years old. This is a great place to cool off while having fun in the sun. The facility is open from May through September.
All of the facilities are at the intersection of Hero and Lindquist roads.
Hunter Golf Course
Building 8205 912-315-9115
7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
Hunter Golf Course is a regulation 18-hole golf course that also features footgolf where players can play alongside regular golfers. A driving range and pro shop are available for use, and civilians are welcome to play the course.
Johnson Fitness Center
Building 8437 912-435-9306
5 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. federal holidays
The Johnson Fitness Center offers racquetball courts, basketball courts, an aerobics studio, cardiovascular theaters, a free weight room, an Olympic-sized indoor pool, a multipurpose training room, men’s and women’s locker rooms, steam rooms, a CrossFit area, an indoor walking/running track, and a smoothie and juice cafe. Personal training is available by appointment.
Jordan Fitness Center
Building 608 912-767-5742
6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday
The Jordan Fitness Center offers basketball courts, a cardio room, a weight room, a CrossFit area, men’s and women’s locker rooms, and a combative area. Personal training is available by appointment.
Fort Stewart, Building 419 912-767-2841/8609
9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday
Hunter AAF, Building 620 912-315-3674
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday
The Leisure Travel center allows you to book hotel-attraction reservations via the military voucher program. Find information and get military discount tickets for area attractions, including Walt Disney World, Universal Studios, Jacksonville Jaguars games and more. Whatever travel destinations you seek, the Leisure Travel staff can also help you plan your trips with assistance with hotels, all-inclusive resorts and even cruises.
Marne Bowling Center
Building 402 912-767-4866
11 to 10 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Thursday, 11 a.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday, and 1 to 9 p.m. Sunday and federal holidays
Marne Bowling Center is a fully automated 36-lane bowling facility featuring synthetic lanes. The center offers open bowling, league bowling, tournament bowling, and birthday and farewell parties. There is also a fully equipped pro shop inside the center, and a snack bar.
Newman Physical Fitness Center
Building 439 912-767-3031
5 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. federal holidays
Newman Physical Fitness Center is a 63,000-square-foot facility equipped and designed with the serious lifter in mind. It is stocked with approximately 40 stations of free weight equipment and includes dumbbells starting at 5 pounds up to 150 pounds. There are also tennis, racquetball and basketball courts, an aerobic studio, a cardio room, a disc golf course, juice bar and more at the fitness center.
Building 8325 912-435-8205
11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday, Thursday and Friday; 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sunday and federal and training holidays
The Outdoor Recreation Program at Fort Stewart has the largest, most diversified program in this area. It is a sporting paradise. The Outdoor Recreation Equipment Checkout Center provides a variety of outdoor recreation equipment for checkout at a nominal fee. Equipment includes fishing and ski boats, canoes, kayaks, campers, tents, camping equipment, outdoor party equipment, tables, chairs, a dunk tank, inflatables and a super cooker. Equipment is checked out on a 24-hour basis. Individuals renting any type of boat, canoe or kayak must complete a boating safety course prior to checkout.
Building 450 912-767-4273
11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Sunday, and 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday through Saturday
Strike up some family fun at the bowling center with 12 lanes to choose from. Shoe rental, bowling leagues and a snack bar are available.
Taylors Creek Golf Course
Building 2150 912-767-2370
7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
Taylors Creek is an 18 hole, par 72 course, and includes a golf pro, clubhouse with a pro shop and driving range. A PGA professional is available for instruction.
Tominac Fitness Center
Hunter AAF, Building 919 912-315-5078
5 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. federal holidays
The Tominac Fitness Center offers Zumba, Aqua Zumba and yoga/Pilates classes. The center boasts racquetball and basketball courts, an aerobic studio, cardio room, free weight room and an Olympic-sized pool. Personal training is available.
Fort Stewart Commissary
Building 421 912-767-2076
9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, closed Monday
Save an average of 30 percent of your hard-earned dollars when shopping for groceries at the Commissary. In-store amenities and specialties include an ATM, a bakery, custom photo cakes, a deli, fresh sandwiches to go, a hot foods department, an in-store bank, plants, rotisserie chicken and sushi.
Hunter AAF Commissary
89 Haley St. 912-315-5219
10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, closed Monday
Save an average of 30 percent of your hard-earned dollars when shopping for groceries at the Commissary. In-store amenities and specialties include an ATM, a bakery, custom photo cakes, a deli, fresh sandwiches to go, party cakes, plants, rotisserie chicken and sushi.
Fort Stewart/Hunter AAF Exchange
The Fort Stewart/Hunter AAF Exchange wants to be your first choice for shopping. It offers a price-match program that guarantees the lowest prices in town. Hours for services outside of the Main Exchange vary, so call or visit the website for detailed information.
Building 71 912-876-2850
9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday
Exchange Mobile Center 912-369-9299
Military Clothing Store 912-368-4572
Anthony’s Pizza 912-876-4698
Boston Market 912-876-4698
Charley’s Grilled Subs 912-876-4698
Beauty Shop 912-876-2663
Floral Shop 912-876-0598
Game Stop 912-877-2602
Optical Center 912-876-2488
Optometry Care 912-876-1101
Coast Dental 912-257-7056
Coldstone Creamery 912-370-0077
Laundry/Dry Cleaners 912-877-1720
Lock & Leave 912-876-2103
Marco’s Pizza 912-368-3302
The Spa 912-877-4577
Brigade Troop Store/Barbershop/GNC
Brigade Troop Store 912-876-0340
2nd Brigade Mini Mall/ Subway/Barbershop
Mini Mall 912-877-3957
6th Street Mini Mall/Barbershop/Subway
Mini Mall 912-876-2351
Burger King, Building 455 912-368-6618
Popeyes, Building 703 912-368-0134
Hunter Army Airfield Exchange
Building 6020 912-352-8380
9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday
Military Clothing 912-315-3920
Burger King 912-459-1208
Laundry/Dry Cleaners 912-459-4211
Vitamin World 912-355-1850
Other Hunter Facilities
Corner Express, Building 931 912-354-4770
Gas Kiosk, Building 8804 912-459-1223
Popeyes, Building 931 912-459-0085
Travis Field Express, Building 272 912-964-6842