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United States Army
General Stewart Way & Memorial Dr
Hinesville, GA 31313
Moderate compared to the U.S. average
All incoming Soldiers without a defensive driving course card must complete the four-hour course of instruction. Soldiers will be expected to have made living arrangements by the time they finish initial processing and report to assigned unit. Some assistance from Army Emergency Relief (AER) is available; however, monies should be budgeted in advance to avoid taking on new debt. Plan to pay move-in expenses such as initial rent, deposit, and utility connection fees. 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 419. Please do not bring any weapons into the registration office.
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 (UCMJ).
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. The operator can be reached at commercial (719) 567-1110. Please note that long distance charges may be incurred.
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 at 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, go to the installation homepage.
Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield serve about 21,000 Soldiers, 29,500 Family Members, over 3,500 civilians, and National Guard Soldiers making for a small but active city. There are about 18,200 retirees in a 50-mile radius of the installation.
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. The cost of living in the area is moderate. Fort Stewart is easily accessible from Interstates 95 and 16. The base operator's phone number is 912-767-1411 or DSN 312-870-1411.
Savannah (Hunter Army Airfield) and Hinesville (Fort Stewart) are served by the Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport. The airport features a rest area/information center for incoming military personnel.
Transportation to Fort Stewart must be provided by Soldiers, with such means as car rental, commercial taxi, and on-site shuttle services. Otherwise, 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.
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 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 on Highway 196. 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
The following items are required to obtain a pass or register a vehicle:
Base transportation is not currently provided by this installation. However, taxicabs are authorized to transport Soldiers and Family Members on and off post.
912-767-1411 or DSN 312-870-1411