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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.”