FORT STEWART

Getting Settled

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HEALTH CARE

MEDDAC Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield provides health services in support of the Stewart-Hunter community. The beneficiary population includes active-duty soldiers, retired military personnel and all eligible family members. Services are provided at Winn Army Community Hospital and several clinics, including Tuttle Army Health Clinic, Richmond Hill Medical Home, Hawks Troop Medical Clinic and North Troop Medical Clinic.

Winn Army Community Hospital

Fort Stewart, Building 302 912-435-6965
Appointment Line 912-435-6633
Pharmacy 912-435-6040/6041
https://winn.amedd.army.mil

Winn Army Medical Center offers primary care, 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 services. A variety of free educational classes is also offered, such as tobacco cessation, family strategies for staying healthy, breast-feeding support, child birth classes and diabetes education. For more information about classes offered, call 912-435-6965.

Dental care services are available for active-duty military. Family members of active-duty personnel are encouraged to use the TRICARE Dental Program. Program information is available by visiting www.tricare.mil/CoveredServices/Dental/TDP.

TRICARE

TRICARE is the health care program for active-duty and retired service members, their families and survivors. TRICARE provides health plans, prescriptions, dental plans and other special health programs to its beneficiaries. TRICARE’s mission is to enhance the Department of Defense and the nation’s security by providing health support for the full range of military operations and sustaining the health of all those entrusted to their care.

TRICARE offers a range of health care plans. TRICARE Prime is the mandatory health care option for active-duty service members. Family members of active-duty service members, retired service members and their families may also use this option. If you use TRICARE Prime, you are assigned a primary care manager at a military or network provider who delivers most of your care. If you need care your PCM cannot provide, you are referred to a specialist. Active-duty service members and their families pay nothing out of pocket for this option; however, there is less freedom to choose your provider. On Jan. 1, 2018, TRICARE Standard and Extra were combined into a new plan, TRICARE Select. Select is a standardized fee-for-service plan available to family members of active-duty service members, retired service members and their families. After you enroll in TRICARE Select, you may schedule an appointment with any TRICARE-authorized provider. Referrals are not required, but you may need prior authorization from your regional contractor for some services. You will pay a copay or cost share based on the type of care and provider you see. Costs for Select vary, but you will pay an annual deductible as well as a percentage of covered services. Non-network providers may charge up to 15 percent more than the TRICARE allowable charge; you are responsible for these extra charges. TRICARE also offers plans for remote and overseas locations, reserve military members, young adults who are no longer covered under regular TRICARE coverage and other scenarios.

TRICARE coverage is completely portable, so it moves with you when you relocate. 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 DEERS immediately when you arrive at your new location.
  • Select a new primary care manager.

If you are already using TRICARE Select, moving is easy. When you arrive at your new location, update your personal information in DEERS. Then find TRICARE-authorized providers in your new area. Remember, you may have a new regional contractor and claims filing address.

TRICARE’s online tools can help you find and compare plans that you are qualified to use. Beginning in 2019, however, TRICARE will allow you to switch between plans only if you have a “qualifying life event” such as the birth of a baby or a move. For a complete description of the types of coverage programs and regions, visit www.tricare.mil. For more information about recent changes to TRICARE, visit https://tricare.mil/changes.

HOUSING

Housing Services Office


Fort Stewart, Building 253 912-767-4278
Hunter AAF, Building 1287 912-315-5327
www.stewart.army.mil/my-fort/soldiers/official-mail-and-distribution-center

The Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield Housing Services Offices are ready to help you transition to your new home and community. Use the offices’ resources to become familiar with available housing options and support services. When you arrive at Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield, visit the HSOs for valuable information, counseling and guidance before signing any lease or sales contract for housing.

Unaccompanied Housing

www.stewart.army.mil/my-fort/soldiers/barracks

Single soldiers in the rank E-1 to E-5 are assigned barracks rooms upon arrival. 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 (486 Pony Soldier Ave.) 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 Certificate of Non-Availability 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

Fort Stewart, 355 Courage Loop
912-408-2501

www.fortstewartsinglesoldierliving.com

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, an automatic ice maker, Whirlpool appliances, a microwave, and a 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 a 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.

Military Family Homes

Fort Stewart, Building SO50 912-408-2480
www.fortstewartfamilyhomes.com

Hunter AAF, 1 Gannam Ave. 912-459-2133
www.hunteraafhomes.com

At Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield, military family housing is privatized. In addition to your option to purchase and rent housing in the local community, you may 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 constructing, maintaining, repairing and managing the community.

For comprehensive information about homes and amenities in the Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield privatized housing community, visit the Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield Family Homes websites.

MAIL

Postal Services

Fort Stewart, Building 418B 912-767-4306
Hunter AAF, Building 1212 912-315-5623
www.stewart.army.mil/my-fort/soldiers/official-mail-and-distribution-center

Sponsors can help incoming personnel with mail forwarding arrangements.

PETS

Veterinary Services

Fort Stewart, Building 1180 912-435-7387
www.fb.com/FortStewartPets

Hunter AAF, 1030 Flying Fortress Road 912-435-7387
https://phc.amedd.army.mil

The veterinary clinics provide care for the pets of authorized military personnel. The facilities offer wellness exams, a variety of vaccinations and tests, microchipping and sick-call appointments. Treatment is by appointment only and services may vary at each facility; call for more information. Due to limited resources, most veterinary emergency cases are best served through a full-service civilian veterinary hospital; see the Military Buyer’s Guide tab to connect with local veterinarians.

All pets residing on post must be registered with the clinics, be current on vaccinations and be microchipped. All lost pets found on Fort Stewart are taken to the Fort Stewart 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.

RELIGIOUS GUIDANCE

Chapels

Fort Stewart
Building 500 912-767-5409/1820
Building 610 912-767-8801/7708
Building 2125 912-767-5409

Hunter AAF

Building 145 912-315-5515

www.stewart.army.mil/about/Garrison/garrison-staff-offices/chaplain

The U.S. Army Chaplains Corps 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 provide worship opportunities as well as various types of counseling and seminars focused on pre-marital, marital, religious, stress, grief and loss issues. All counseling sessions are covered by privileged communication.

VEHICLE REGISTRATION

Private vehicles do not have to be registered with Fort Stewart or Hunter Army Airfield, but all vehicles on base must be insured and license plates must be current. Georgia state traffic laws apply on base; see the Getting To & Around Hinesville and Savannah chapter for more information. All vehicles entering or leaving base are subject to search.

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