Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield is the Army’s world-class training and military armored power projection combination on the East Coast. Known as the “Army’s Home,” the combined installation is responsible for training, equipping, deploying and redeploying active and reserve component Army units.
Fort Stewart is 42 miles southwest of Savannah, Georgia, in Hinesville. Hunter Army Airfield is in Chatham County, approximately 37 miles from Fort Stewart, and is adjacent to the southwest side of Savannah. The two installations are served by the same garrison, and soldiers and their families are authorized to use the support agencies at both locations.
Encompassing more than 280,000 acres, Fort Stewart provides unequalled joint training opportunities. It contains seven major drop zones, multiple tank and armored fighting vehicle gunnery ranges, helicopter gunnery ranges, small arms ranges and three live-fire maneuver areas.
Location plays a critical role in the post’s deployment capabilities. The largest military aircraft can land at Hunter, load the biggest equipment in the Army inventory, and then deploy both equipment and soldiers within an 18-hour wheels-up timeline to contingency operations anywhere in the world.
Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield are home to the 3rd Infantry Division, the NCO Academy and approximately 20 tenant units.
Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield have approximately 20,265 military members, 4,150 civilian employees and 37,000 family members.
Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield are estimated to have an annual economic impact of $4.9 billion, according to the most recent economic impact statement. The installation is one of the largest employers in Coastal Georgia.