Cost of living in Hinesville, Georgia is slightly below the state and national, U.S. average.
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Financial Planning for Your Move - Some financial assistance from Army Emergency Relief is available; however, budget in advance to avoid taking on new debt. Plan to pay move-in expenses such as initial rent, deposit, and utility connection fees.
Driving Requirements - All incoming Soldiers without a defensive driving course card must complete the four-hour course of instruction.
Cell Phone Usage - The use of cell phones while driving is prohibited on post, unless the use of the cellular phone is accomplished hands-free. Violations are punishable by the Uniform Code of Military Justice.
Housing - Soldiers will be expected to have made living arrangements by the time they finish initial processing and report to assigned unit.
Weapons - If you own a weapon, you must register it in accordance with Fort Stewart Regulation 109-2. The owner of the weapon must complete AFZP form 2027 at Building 101. Please do not bring any weapons into the registration office.
Defense Service Network (DSN) Dialing Instructions
The DSN is the provider of long-distance communications service for the Department of Defense (DoD). Every installation has a special DSN number and the numbers vary by world-wide location. In order to place a call using DSN, the caller must be using a military phone on an installation. Cell phones cannot dial DSN numbers. When dialing a DSN number from a United States installation to another United States installation, it is unnecessary to dial the DSN 312 area code. When dialing a DSN number to/from overseas locations, the DSN area code must be included.
Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield are the Army's world-class training, and military armored power projection combination on the eastern seaboard of the United States. This dynamic platform allows military units in the region to deploy rapidly throughout the world. The U.S. Army Garrison Fort Stewart is responsible for organizing, directing, coordinating and controlling garrison support and service activities, including overall management of the garrison workforce. The command is composed of numerous directorates and organizations responsible for the daily operation of Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield. The garrison command provides support to assigned, attached and tenant units or activities to include on-post units and activities in the assigned geographic area.
Fort Stewart traces its history back to November 1940, when the Anti-Aircraft Artillery Training Center was officially designated as Camp Stewart, in honor of General Daniel Stewart, a native of Liberty County who fought with Francis Marion (the Swamp Fox) during the Revolution. Since then, Fort Stewart's size and strategic location led to important roles in our Nation's defense. On April 25, 1996, the 3d Infantry Division was activated at Fort Stewart. This began a new chapter in the history of Fort Stewart. For more information, see the History of 3rd Infantry Division.
April 2020 Census reports an estimated population of 8,821 persons living on Fort Stewart. The population for Hinesville, the city outside the front gate, is estimated at 35,000 persons. Hinesville is located in Liberty County, Georgia with an estimated population of 65,000 persons. Approximately 18,200 military retirees live within a 50 mile radius.
The population for Hinesville, the city outside the front gate, is estimated to be around 35,000 persons. Hinesville is located in Liberty County, Georgia with an estimated population of approximately 65,000 persons. Approximately 18,200 military retirees live within a 50 mile radius of Fort Stewart.
Fort Stewart ACS provides support and services to a population of approximately 15,000 Active Duty Army Military, 400 other Military; 160 Students; 16,000 Family Members of Active Duty; 2,000 Transient Military; 5,100 Military Retirees; 21,500 Family Members of Retirees; 4,000 DOD Civilian employees; 1,200 Contractors; 530 Reserve Component; and 1,660 Family Members of Reserve Components.
Fort Stewart is located in Hinesville, a small, coastal Georgia town in Liberty County. The location allows for a close community setting, as well as, access to all the amenities of Historic Savannah, Georgia. Hinesville is a rustic setting nestled a short distance from the Atlantic Coastline and approximately 41 miles southwest of the city of Savannah. Fort Stewart is the largest Army installation east of the Mississippi River. It covers 279,270 acres, which include parts of six counties. Fort Stewart is easily accessible from Interstates 95 and 16.
Fort Stewart is served by the Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport, airport code SAV. The airport features a rest area/information center for incoming military personnel.
Arrangements for transportation to Fort Stewart must be provided by Soldiers, by means of car rental, commercial taxi, or on-site shuttle services. Call the Replacement Detachment at 912-767-0115/0111/2690 or use the military phone at the airport to call directly to the 3D Infantry Division Replacement Detachment for transportation assistance.
From Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport to Fort Stewart, follow the signs from the airport to I-95 South. From I-95, take the exit for GA Hwy 144 (Fort Stewart and Richmond Hill). Turn right at the off-ramp stop sign, and stay on 144 through post. Follow the signs to the Marne Reception Center.
Fort Stewart is located about 41 miles southwest of Savannah and readily accessible by way of the major East Coast Highways (U.S.17, I-16 and I-95). The major highway passing through Hinesville is U.S. 84. The routes to Fort Stewart from the east and west edges of town are clearly marked on this road.
Traveling by Bus
Savannah (Hunter Army Airfield) and Hinesville (Fort Stewart) are served by Greyhound Bus Company. The bus stop is located 6118 Leroy Coffer Hwy., Fleming. Ga. To arrive at the main gate from the bus stop, turn right on Highway196 to Highway 84 and follow the signs to Fort Stewart.
Traveling by Train
Savannah and Jesup are served by Amtrak Rail System. Jesup is about 40 miles from Fort Stewart. From Jesup go east on Highway 84 and follow the signs for Fort Stewart.
When You Get to the Gate
There is no on-post shuttle or bus. Taxicabs have access to post to drop off military I.D. Card holders. The Liberty Transit has a bus route with on-post stops. Passengers must have a military I.D. card to exit the bus while on-post.
Fort Stewart does not have a base operator. To find a number for an installation office or unit, visit the Fort Stewart Directory page.