Fort Stewart

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Fort_StewartFort Stewart is the U.S. Army’s premiere heavy force power projection platform on the East Coast.  The mission as a training base and power projection platform involves training, equipping, deploying and redeploying both early deploying and follow-on active component Army units; and mobilizing, training, equipping, deploying and redeploying Reserve Component Army National Guard and Army Reserve units and soldiers.  Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield have consistently proven rapid deployment capabilities in operations ranging from the 1990 Gulf War through subsequent annual deployments to Egypt, Kuwait, Bosnia, and Kosovo; and, most recently, to operations in Afghanistan and Iraq. Our primary customer, the 3rd Infantry Division is home based at Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield.

Getting on Fort Stewart

Fort Stewart Gate Hours
Gate 1 (Main Gate): 24 hours daily
Gate 2 (Troupe Gate): 5 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday – Friday
Gate 3 (Harmon Ave) : 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily
Gate 4 (Vanguard Rd, 4IBCT): 24 hours daily
Gate 4A (Austin Rd): 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. on 3ID Physical Training (PT) weekdays
Gate 5 (Gulick Ave): 24 hours daily
Gate 6 (Wilson): CLOSED
Gate 7 (15th St.): 24 hours daily / 7C (COMMERCIAL): 5 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Gate 8 (Veterans Parkway): 5:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Gate 9 (WAAF): 24 hours daily

Fort Stewart Registration Office (Vehicle and Weapons)
Building 226, 757 East Bultman Avenue
Hours: Monday through Friday; CLOSED Federal Holidays
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Phone: (912) 767-5195 (DSN 870)

You must present the following items to register your vehicle:
– Certificate of registration
– Valid driver’s license
– Military ID card/civilian ID card or statement of employment from contractor
– Proof of insurance, MDDC or MSF card for motorcycles
– Valid safety inspection (if required by licensing state)

Location and Demographics

Fort_Stewart2Fort Stewart’s cantonment area is located 42 miles southwest of Savannah, Georgia. Fort Stewart encompasses 279,270 (32 x 17 miles, including parts of five Georgia counties), is the largest military installation east of the Mississippi River, and is the largest federal landholding in the state of Georgia. The Fort Stewart Reservation is ideally situated and resourced to support the training and deployability requirements of the 3rd Infantry Division.

The massive acreage provides the Division’s soldiers unequaled training opportunities. All of the Division’s weapon systems can fire simultaneously utilizing the Post’s numerous ranges and multiple impact areas. The training area also offers sufficient maneuver space to allow an entire Brigade Combat Team to operate in a tactical field environment. Additionally, the Reservation can accommodate training for 50,000 reserve component soldiers annually. Given that the Reservation is about 80% wetland, the integrity of the area as a military training site is guaranteed for years to come.

Rapid deployability of the Division is assured by Fort Stewart’s proximity to the Port of Savannah and Hunter Army Airfield. The Port is a major deep water port capable of simultaneously loading all nine of the Navy’s SL7 fast sealift ships. Only 40 miles from Fort Stewart and five miles from Hunter Army Airfield, the Port is easily accessed by an interstate road network and multiple rail lines leading directly to dockside. Hunter Army Airfield boasts the longest runway on the east coast, and facilities on the 5,372 acre airfield can handle both 747 and C5B Aircraft. Hunter Army Airfield is also accessed by rail and a major road network, with the driving time from Fort Stewart being only 45 minutes to an hour.

An additional resource available to both Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield is an experienced and dedicated civilian workforce representing men and women of all ethnic backgrounds. Together with their military counterparts, they are devoted to achieving excellence in all areas to ensure the Marne Division is properly trained and equipped when it is called upon to fight.

For current information about Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield, please visit the
community’s military newspaper, The Frontline.