Savannah, Georgia's cost of living is 10% lower than the national average.
As HAAF is a subordinate installation to Fort Stewart, some services may only be available at Fort Stewart or telephonically at HAAF. In-processing for HAAF is conducted at Fort Stewart.
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 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.
When the Air Force closed their base at Hunter Field in Savannah, in 1967, the Army promptly assumed control and the U.S. Army Flight Training Center was developed in conjunction with the flight training being conducted at Fort Stewart. The helicopter pilot training was rapidly accelerated and pilots were trained and soon sent to duty all over the world, with a large percentage seeing active duty in Viet Nam. After a brief closure at the end of the war in Viet Nam, HAAF was reopened when the 1st Battalion, 75th Infantry Regiment (Ranger), parachuted into Fort Stewart and reactivated it. Hunter Army Air Field assumed an important role supporting the training and activities of the Rangers. On October 30, 1998, the new Departure/Arrival Airfield Control Group (DAACG) facility, named the Truscott Air Terminal, was dedicated at HAAF. For more information, visit the Fort Stewart website.
HAAF is located in Savannah, Georgia. With a 2020 population of 145,754, Savannah is the 5th largest city in Georgia (after Atlanta, Augusta, Columbus, and Macon County) and the 180th largest city in the United States.
HAAF provides support and services to a population of approximately 4,400 Active Duty Military, 14,350 Family Members of Active Duty; 9,390 Military Retirees; 31,970 Family Members of Retirees; 1,200 Civilian Employees; 230 Contractors; 1,600 Reserve Component; and 3,790 Family Members of Reserve Components.
Hunter Army Airfield (HAAF) is located in Savannah, GA. It is on the southeast coast of Georgia.
Approximate driving times from Savannah to other major cities
Savannah (Hunter Army Airfield) and Hinesville (Fort Stewart) are served by the Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport. The airport features a rest area and information center for incoming military personnel.
Incoming personnel must report initially to Fort Stewart.
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.
Transportation to Fort Stewart must be provided by Soldiers, by 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.
Directions to HAAF from Airport
From Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport to Hunter Army Airfield, follow the signs from the airport to I-95 South. Follow I-95 S, to I-16 E and GA-21 S/I-516 E to Montgomery Street. Turn right on to Montgomery Street. to Hunter Army Airfield.
All newly assigned Soldiers to Hunter Army Airfield must report to Fort Stewart at the Marne Reception Center, Building 200.
Hunter Army Airfield is located in 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 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.
Hunter Army Airfield does not have public bus and taxi transportation on the installation. Public bus transportation is available off the installation.
There is no HAAF Base Operator. To find contact information for an installation office or unit, visit the HAAF Directory.