FORT STEWART

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ARRIVAL

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.

SPONSORSHIP

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.

DRIVING DIRECTIONS

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.

CHECK-IN PROCEDURES

Marne Reception Center
Building 200 912-767-0115/0111
www.stewart.army.mil/units/home.asp?id=218

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.

TEMPORARY LODGING

IHG Army Hotel Fort Stewart
Building 4951
304 Coe Ave. 912-368-4184
www.ihg.com/armyhotels/hotels/us/en/fort-stewart/zyfwa/hoteldetail
Open 24/7

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
Building 6010
525 Leonard Neal St. 912-355-1060
www.ihg.com/armyhotels/hotels/us/en/savannah/zyhga/hoteldetail
Open 24/7

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.

 

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