Welcome to Fort Stewart
Welcome to Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield and coastal Georgia, home of “Georgia’s Division,” the 3rd Infantry Division. The “Rock of the Marne” and tenant units are some of the most deployed units in the United States Army, which has a global mission during this era of persistent conflict.
You are a valued member of an outpost of pride, readiness and military tradition.
The heroic exploits of the 3rd Infantry Division will be recounted throughout history, from the banks of the Marne River in France, where the 3rd held its ground, turning back the last major German offensive of World War I; to the European battlefields of World War II, where 35 members of the 3rd received Medals of Honor, including Audie Murphy, the most decorated Soldier of the war; to Iraq and Afghanistan where nearly every member of our division has served his country in recent years.
The philosophy at Stewart-Hunter is readiness — ensuring our Soldiers are prepared to deploy and answer the nation’s call; ensuring the installation is able to provide an efficient deployment and training platform for Soldiers and equipment; ensuring leadership and workforce development; and providing for the well-being of our community members — all in a safe and secure environment.
Our installation discovered long ago that success comes from a total effort to take care of our service members, civilians and their families. To this end, we work hard to provide exceptional services to the 26,000 military members, 36,000 dependents and 5,000 civilians who work and live at Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield. We are committed to provide them the best medical services, housing, child care, recreation and fitness activities, and family support services available in the military.
As a result, we have found this to be a place of good neighbors — so, if home is where the heart is, welcome home.
Rock of the Marne!
Fort Stewart-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 easy access to Interstate 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, Ga., Jacksonville, Fla., Brunswick, Ga.; and Charleston S.C.
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. Its primary customer, the 3rd Infantry Division, is home-based at Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield. The Installation Management Command is its parent organization.
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. Its tank, field artillery, helicopter gunnery and small arms ranges operate simultaneously throughout the year with little time lost to bad weather.
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 Guard component Soldiers annually.
Hunter Army Airfield is located in Chatham County, approximately 37 miles from Fort Stewart, and is adjacent to the southwest side of Savannah. It 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.
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 have adopted the Army and IMCOM’s values as our own and embody them in our daily performance of duty. We encourage you to make them a part of your daily life.
3rd Infantry Division and NCO Academy
The United States Army’s 3rd Infantry Division and Fort Stewart Noncommissioned Officer Academy is located approximately 20 miles north of post headquarters, near the town of Pembroke. The division dedicated approximately 8,600 acres to noncommissioned officer training. The academy complex has 37 structures that include billets, classrooms, office space, exchange annex, barbershop, dining facility and 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 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 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 on the Web 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 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, Ga.; Fort Jackson, S.C.; Puerto Rico; 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, Ga.
The Academy’s Motto is: “Enter to learn, leave to lead.”
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.
We owe a debt of gratitude to the following tenant organizations, which contribute so much to our post’s operation and to our country’s national defense:
U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Hunter
15th Air Support Operations
Squadron, USAF – Stewart
Det. 3, 18th Weather
Squadron, USAF – Hunter
Company G, 244th Aviation
Regiment (GAANG) – Hunter
117th Air Control Squadron,
Air National Guard – Hunter
Company B, 2nd Battalion,
159th Aviation – Hunter
Defense Accounting Office – Stewart
Defense Printing Services – Stewart
30th Military Police Detachment (CID) – Stewart/Hunter
Defense Reutilization and Marketing Office – Stewart
Defense Commissary Agency – Stewart/Hunter
Army/Air Force Exchange Service – Stewart/Hunter
American Red Cross- Stewart
Area TMDE Support Center – Hunter
Det. 24, 95th Maintenance Company (TMDE)- Stewart
Det. 2, 18th Air Support Group, USAF- Stewart
Resident Engineer Office Savannah
Distric Corps of Engineers Training Site
Support Detachment, GANG Stewart National Guard Training Center Stewart Georgia Army National Guard – Hunter
2nd Judicial Circuit- Stewart
U.S. Army Audit Agency – Hunter
Trial Defense Service – Stewart and Hunter
U.S. Army Medical Activity – Stewart/Hunter
U.S. Army Dental Activity – Stewart and Hunter
Veterinary Activity – Stewart and Hunter
U.S. Army Aviation Systems Command – Hunter
Fish and Wildlife – Stewart
188th Infantry Brigade 3rd Battalion, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment – Hunter
38th Ordnance Detachment (EOD) – Stewart
Mobilization and Training
Equipment Site (GAANG) – Stewart
Defense Reutilization Marketing Office – Stewart
AMC Logistics Assistance Office – Stewart/Hunter
There are many private organizations located at Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield. These organizations cover a wide range of activities and interests, from sororities and fraternities to professional organizations. Additional information, such as points of contact, may be obtained from DFMWR, 976 William H. Wilson Ave., Building 621, Suite 215, Fort Stewart, GA 31314 or by calling 912-767-5139.
Association of the United States Army
Bits & Bridle Equestrian Club
Boy Scouts, Troops 566/444/454
Brittin Elementary Parent/Teacher
Child Development Services PTA
Diamond Elementary PTA
Fort Stewart Enlisted Spouses’ Club
Friends of the 4/3rd BSTB
Friends of Speed and Power
Friends of Warpaint Squadron
Health Services Auxiliary
Kessler Elementary School PTA
Junior Officers’ Council
Marne Skeet & Trap Club
Marne Community Club
Mossy Oak Gun Club
Rock of the Marne Chapter Signal Corps
Sergeant Audie Murphy Club
Sergeant Majors Association
Shop of the Marne
Hunter Army Airfield
Hunter Spouses’ Club
Hunter Thrift Shop