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Fort Stewart Army Base

3rd Infantry Division
55 Pony Soldier Avenue Building 253, Fort Stewart, GA 31314

Fort Stewart

Fort Stewart is a United States Army Base located in Liberty County just outside of Savannah, Georgia. The base spans across 279,270 acres and is the largest installation east of the Mississippi River. Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Air Field partner to manage the Stewart/Hunter Military Complex operated by the Garrison Command which trains, educates, deploys and assigns soldiers for their complete mission-readiness as well as offer support education for civilians and personnel family members to ensure the well-being and overall safety of everyone in the Fort Stewart base. Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield are the Army’s world-class training, and military armored power projection combination on the eastern seaboard of the United States. This dynamic platform allows military units in the region to deploy rapidly throughout the world.

Arriving at Fort Stewart

All incoming Soldiers and Family Members are invited to attend the Post Orientation and Tour every Tuesday and Thursday at 9:00 a.m. in the Soldier Service Center, Building 253. 


All Soldiers assigned to Hunter Army Field and Fort Stewart must sign in at the Reception Center on Fort Stewart unless you have specific directions to do otherwise. In-processing takes a several days to complete.  Make sure to bring all the items listed under Documents to Hand Carry.


During in-processing, Soldiers will get assignments and briefings on Standards of Conduct and the Marne Standard. Files are screened to determine in-processing requirements and a Preparation for Overseas Redeployment (POR) checklist is created.  All incoming Soldiers without a defensive driving course card must complete the four-hour course of instruction. Soldiers will be expected to have made living arrangements by the time they finish initial processing and report to assigned unit. Some assistance from Army Emergency Relief (AER) is available; however, monies should be budgeted in advance to avoid taking on new debt. Plan to pay move-in expenses such as initial rent, deposit, and utility connection fees. If you own a weapon, you must register it in accordance with Fort Stewart Regulation 109-2. The owner of the weapon must complete AFZP form 2027 at Building 419. Please do not bring any weapons into the registration office.  If you would like to receive a sponsor to help with the transition, you must fill out the DA Form 5434 (Sponsorship Program Counseling and Information Sheet).


Hilton Head International Airport is about 41 miles away from Fort Stewart.

Directions from Hilton Head International Airport:

  • Follow the signs from the airport to I-95 South.
  • From 95, take the exit for GA Hwy 144 (Fort Stewart and Richmond Hill).
  • Turn right at the off-ramp stop sign, and stay on 144 through post.
  • Follow the signs to the Marne Reception Center.

Fort Stewart is located about 41 miles southwest of Savannah and readily accessible by way of the major East Coast Highways (U.S.17, I-16 and I-95). The major highway passing through Hinesville is U.S. 84. The routes to Fort Stewart from the east and west edges of town are clearly marked on this road.

Base Population

There are 81,500 Active Duty, Guard, Reserve, military family members, Dod personnel, contract employees, and retirees assigned to Fort Stewart.