Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield is the Army’s Premier Power Projection Platform on the East Coast. We are responsible for training, equipping, deploying, and redeploying, active and reserve component Army units. And we are home to the historic 3rd Infantry Division.
Stewart’s 288,000 acres provide unequaled joint training opportunities along the Eastern seaboard for all branches of the military.
Seven major drop zones, multiple tank and armored fighting vehicle gunnery ranges, helicopter gunnery ranges, small arms ranges and three live-fire maneuver areas contribute to the Department of Defense’s ability to train joint forces on the East coast.
Hunter Army Airfield’s location in Savannah 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.
Stewart-Hunter employs over 25,500 people making it one of the largest employers in Coastal Georgia. 21,200 full-time Soldiers, 4,350 Army civilian workers and contractors, and more than 19,000 military retirees call Stewart-Hunter communities home.
Over 10,200 Soldiers, family members, and Army civilians reside on post. There are 3,268 family housing units, 334 unaccompanied housing units, and 6,177 barracks spaces. Stewart-Hunter comprises 22.4 million square feet of facilities totaling $7.5 billion.
Stewart-Hunter is an Army Community of Excellence earning the Chief of Staff’s top award 7 times from 2004, 2005, 2006, 2009, 2012, 2015 and 2019 for being the best place to live, train, work, and raise a family. The installation earned the Bronze award in 2018.
Stewart-Hunter has a combined economic impact of $4.9 billion in Coastal Georgia. Military and civilian pay contribute more than $1.4 billion to the economy. Retiree income adds an additional $164 million.
Personal Readiness Setting Future Conditions Community
Our priorities are set by the Senior Commander. First, Soldiers must be competent in their basic skills. Second, reinforcing basic combat skills forms the core of our ability to deploy, fight and win. Finally, people are the Army’s greatest strength and their involvement in our surrounding communities makes us an Army Community of Excellence.