FORT STEWART
Fort Stewart, GA 31315, USA

RELOCATION/WELCOME GUIDE

Digital Relocation/Welcome Guide

Information

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.

News READ MORE

3-69 AR takes part in Latvian National Guard 25th Anniversary celebration

Story by PFC James Dutkavich on 08/26/2016

According to the Latvian Armed Forces webpage, the National Guard was established as a component of the National Armed Forces, which aims to involve Latvian citizens in the protection of their nation. The Latvian National Armed Forces work to protect Latvian national sovereignty, territorial integrity and its citizens from aggression. The main tasks of the Armed Forces are to secure the nation's land, sea and airspace, to participate in international operations, to provide training for its troops and intervene during nation level events to protect the public from danger.

Latvian and U.S. Soldiers build relationships through training

Story by PFC James Dutkavich on 08/26/2016

"We did pretty good today, as far as our part of the whole mission," said Pfc. Deon Glinton, native of Lauderdale, Fla., a Soldier assigned to 3rd Bn., 69th Arm. Rgmt., "We went out there and killed enemy targets that popped up which allowed our foreign allies to get out there and do their part of the mission."

Mission Complete: Arrowhead Thunder 2016 concludes

Story by LCpl Ashley Phillips on 08/25/2016
Squadrons from Marine
Corps Air Station New
River, N.C. and F/A-18C
Hornets from Marine
Corps Air Station Beaufort
provided close air
support and airborne forward
air control while the
CH-53E Super Stallions
supported the M77 Howitzer
with lift assistance.
"Arrowhead Thunder
was an exercise primarily
for 1/10 Marines, which
is an artillery battalion,
to exercise all their skills
and to integrate exterior
elements, creating a better
simulation of what
the battlefield looks like
when they are deployed,"
said Capt. Trevor W.
Sewell, a CH-53E Super
Stallion pilot with Marine
Heavy Helicopter Squadron
464, Marine Aircraft
Group 29.
For the entire exercise
to come together and run
smoothly it took the cooperation
of multiple units
aboard Fightertown.
Station fuels and Marine
Wing Support Detachment
31 provided a lot of
the ground work to make
sure the aircraft were fueled
to fly.
"Without the Marines
from Station Fuels and
MWSD-31 fuels, exercises
like this wouldn't be possible," said Gunnery
Sgt. Lyle McIntyre, the
staff non-commissioned
officer in charge of station
fuels with Headquarters
and Headquarters
Squadron. "Leadership
plans out the exercises
and it's the Marines who
pull it off."
Station fuels and
MWSD-31 used MK970s
to fuel the aircraft on
the flight line. Last week
while the exercise was
in progress more than
309,000 gallons of fuel
were used. An MK9-70
is a tactical, low profile
semi-trailer used for fueling
and defueling aircraft.
It can hold 5,000
gallons of fuel and is the
primary fueling vehicle
used aboard MCAS Beaufort.
"There are two types of
fueling," said McIntyre.
"Hot fuel, fueling when
the aircraft's engine is
running and cold fuel,
when the engine is off. In
total last week there were
65,000 gallons in hot fuel
and 244,000 in cold fuel."
During the exercise,
flying squadrons from
MCAS New River used
facilities aboard MCAS
Beaufort for a staging
area. Two AH-1W Super
Cobras, two UH-1Y Venoms
from MCAS New
River and F-18 Hornets
from MCAS Beaufort supported
the exercise.
"Primarily we provided
the fixed wing close
airborne support," said
Maj. Craig McDermott,
assistant operations officer
with Marine Aircraft
Group 31. "We don't get
to train with ground units
very often. This scale
of exercise was the next
step up from our usual
training exercises."
Marines in the air and
ground came together to
create a large scale combat
situation. The Marine
Corps' ability to work as
an air and ground task
force is a powerful asset
and part of what makes it
unique, explained Sewell.
This exercise allowed
for Marines to do exactly
that, train as a MAGTF.
"Exercises that implement
ground and air components
foster teamwork
and cohesiveness," said
McDermott. "Any chance
we got to work with our
ground brethren is great.
It reminds us of our true
purpose, to support those
ground components."

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