Fort Stewart Army Base


Fort Stewart is the largest Army installation east of the Mississippi River. It covers 280,000 acres. It's approximately 41 miles southwest of the city of Savannah.

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.

Tank, field artillery, helicopter gunnery, and small arms ranges operate simultaneously throughout the year with little time lost to bad weather.

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Driving through the pine trees of this Southern post, one can’t help but channel Ray Charles and belt out “Georgia on my Mind.” Located in the heart of Georgia’s ‘Low Country’, Fort Stewart began as Camp Stewart at the start of WWI when the U.S. government needed a large plot of land to train anti-aircraft maneuvers. As the war waned, so did Camp Stewart’s purposes, causing the government to use it solely as a National Guard training facility until the next conflict arose. This pattern of opening and closing the camp’s doors continued until the Korean War. In 1956, the training focus shifted to armor and artillery, and Camp Stewart was redesignated as Fort Stewart. In 1996, the 3rd Infantry Division moved from Europe and re-activated at Fort Stewart and remains its most notable tenant unit.

Believe it or not, Fort Stewart is considered the largest Army post east of the Mississippi River when you’re strictly comparing land mass! It’s conveniently located in southern coastal Georgia so you’re a day trip away from the beach (Hilton Head, anyone?). Hiking, outdoor adventures, and all the Southern hospitality you can dream of is at your fingertips. Life moves slower down here, and the heat and humidity are downright oppressive, but that makes for a great excuse to head east to the ocean! Use this stop on your military journey to get out there and explore this area rich in history and Southern charm.

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