FORT STEWART
Fort Stewart, GA 31315, USA

RELOCATION/WELCOME GUIDE

Digital Relocation/Welcome Guide

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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.

Newcomer's Information

Preplanning is essential for newcomers moving to Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield, whether for a permanent change of station, a temporary duty assignment or a school tour. Two excellent sources of information for military moves are Military OneSource and the Fort Stewart website: www.stewart.army.mil.

Housing

“Housing you trust: a Southern living station you choose.”

This is the promise of the Directorate of Public Works’ Housing Division, which helps newcomers find quality housing while assigned to Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield.

Medical Care

The U.S. Army Medical Department Activity at Fort Stewart includes: Winn Army Community Hospital, Tuttle Army Health Clinic, Richmond Hill Medical Home, Hawks Troop Medical Clinic and North Troop Medical Clinic. The beneficiary population includes active-duty Soldiers, retired military personnel and all eligible family members within an 11-county enrollment area, including Liberty, Long, Evans, Tattnall, Wayne, McIntosh, Bulloch, Candler, Effingham, Bryan and Chatham counties.

Recreation and Leisure Activities

Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation

The includes a wide range of activities and facilities serving Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield.

Child, Youth, School Services

Child, Youth & School Services provides a seamless delivery service for youth 0-18 years of age through a variety of programs and services that promote growth and development. Programs and services include: child liaison, education and outreach services, school liaison services, Child Development Centers, School Age Centers, Youth Services, Family Child Care, youth sports and instructional programs.

Education

The DOD Education Activity operates three elementary schools on Fort Stewart. Each school has exceptional children programs. To be eligible to attend, parents must reside in family housing on the military installation. The four on-post kindergarten through sixth grade schools are Brittin Elementary, Diamond Elementary, Kessler Elementary and Murray Elementary.

Army Community Services

The Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield Army Community Service (ACS) program provides the Army community real-life solutions to enhance quality of life. ACS provides training classes, one-on-one counseling, support groups and family advocacy to active-duty members, retirees, reserve members, National Guard members and their family members.

Support Programs

The American Red Cross Fort Stewart Station is located in the Soldier Support Center, Building 253, Suite 2074-A. Hours of operation are 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Emergency communications assistance is available after hours by calling 877-272-7337.

Services and Facilities

The Directorate of Public Works is the agency responsible for the upkeep and maintenance of Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield’s garrison facilities, grounds and barracks. The directorate supervises the installation’s large land management forestry and its fish and wildlife programs. The DPW is divided into six major divisions: Business Operations and Integration, Engineering Services, Environmental, Housing, Master Planning, and Operations and Maintenance divisions.

History

Fort Stewart was named for Brig. Gen. Daniel Stewart, great-grandfather of President Theodore Roosevelt. A Revolutionary War hero and Georgia statesman, Stewart was born in Liberty County in 1762. During the Revolutionary War, he joined the militia at age 15. Advancing to the rank of colonel, Stewart commanded a battalion of Georgia Militia and became one of Georgia’s leaders after the war. He was in the forefront of virtually every undertaking concerning the protection of people and the advancement of their interests. He remained with the state militia and fought Indians and settled Southern disputes, finally attaining the rank of brigadier general. Stewart died at his home in Liberty County in 1829 at the age of 67. He is buried in Midway Cemetery near Fort Stewart.

The Dog Face Soldier

“I’m just a Dog Face Soldier, with a rifle on my shoulder.”

So go the words of the division’s theme song. Thanks to the creative genius of Walt Disney Productions, that “Dog Face Soldier” was caricatured into a bulldog: “heroic, but humble; fierce, but gentle; quick-witted and wise, with a confidence and dignity that comes from having proved himself.”

Local Area

Millions of visitors are drawn annually to the piney wood forests of northern Georgia and the coastal waters of Savannah. Antebellum homes. Carriage rides and historic churches. Southern living as it was in the late 1800s. A tourist paradise.

Hurricane Information

The threat of a hurricane to this area is real and warrants utmost attention for preparation and action. It is important to know what to expect during one of these storms and what to do to reduce the risk to Soldiers and families.

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Charlie Rock shows Can Do' spirit

Story by SPC Corey Foreman on 09/19/2016
FORT STEWART, Ga. Soldiers of Charlie Company, 3rd Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division began their "Best Rock" competition Sept. 13 at Fort Stewart, Georgia.
"The purpose of the Best Rock Competition is to train and evaluate individuals in a competitive format allowing them an opportunity to demonstrate successful skill level one knowledge under stressful conditions," said 2nd Lt. Michael Dwyer, platoon leader for 2nd Platoon, Co. C
The name "Best Rock" is derived from the company's name, "Charlie Rock," Dwyer explained.
Military units include competition with their training to motivate Soldiers and simulate stress inducing scenarios.
"Competition is important because it is the livelihood of the infantryman," Dwyer explained. "We want our Soldiers to be competitive amongst themselves and amongst their peers, which fosters a greater training environment for all."
"Competition acts as a natural stress inducer which forces Charlie Rock' Soldiers to manipulate their bodies to respond to that stress," Dwyer continued. "Additionally, competition ensures that our skills are as sharp as they can be when the time comes to deploy."
During the first week, these "Can Do!" Soldiers, their battalion motto, displayed their knowledge of weapons, ability to react to contact and provide basic medical assistance.
Dwyer explained Soldiers still have to prove their mettle with land navigation, call for fire and a stress shoot to find out which four-man team will earn the title of "Best Rock."
"Ultimately, there is a point scheme that encompasses each daily competition that will decide Best Rock'," said Dwyer.
Winners will set their platoon apart from the rest of their company.
"We rise to the challenge, we want to set the standard for Charlie Rock'," said Pfc. Thomas Richardson, an infantryman competing for 3rd Plt., Co. C.

Patch Change Ceremony Furthers 3rd ID/48th IBCT Association, History

Story by CPT William Carraway on 09/16/2016

"We have had a great partnership in the past," said Maj. Gen Jim Rainey, commanding general of the 3rd ID during his address to the Soldiers. "We have trained together, fought together and sadly, we have bled together."

2IBCT training provides tactical insight for Senegalese Soldiers

FORT STEWART, Ga. - U.S. Army Soldiers of 1st Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division demonstrated tactical-level planning and training for Senegalese Army leaders Aug. 22-29 at Fort Stewart, Georgia.

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