See the Getting To & Around Hinesville and Savannah chapter on Page 19 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 before your arrival at Fort Stewart or Hunter Army Airfield.
Sponsorship is vital to the relocation process. Don’t PCS without talking to your sponsor before departing for Fort Stewart or Hunter Army Airfield. Your sponsor will answer any questions you have about the base and the local area, make lodging or 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 or call the Marne Reception Center at 912-767-0115.
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 Interstate 95 south. From I-95, take the exit for 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 Interstate 95 to Exit 99A and then merge onto Interstate 16E toward Savannah. Follow I-16E to Exit 164A to Interstate 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. routes 17 and 84 and interstates 16 and 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
Fort Stewart, 486 Pony Soldier Ave.
All soldiers, whether being assigned to Fort Stewart or Hunter Army Airfield, must sign in at the Marne Reception Center. Bring the original copy of your signed DA 31, your orders to include all amendments, your military clothing records, your medical and dental records, personal documents (driver’s license, insurance card and vehicle registration) and your common access card. In-processing takes approximately seven days.
The Newcomer’s Fair is held every other week at Club Stewart. This fair features agencies and businesses from the installation and surrounding community. Spouses and children are welcome to attend. Call 912-767-0434 for more information.
IHG Army Hotels
Fort Stewart, Building 4951 912-369-6962
Hunter AAF, Building 6007 912-355-1060
IHG Army Hotels at Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield provide safe, comfortable and clean accommodations for military members and their families who are being assigned to the installations. Amenities include free internet access, kitchenettes, complimentary breakfast and housekeeping services. Pet-friendly units are available. Reservations are recommended.
For more information on amenities and current room rates at each location, check the IHG Army Hotels website.