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Ft. Stewart / H.A.A.F.

The Ft. Stewart reservation covers 279,270 acres, which include parts of Liberty, Long, Bryan, Evans and Tattnall Counties. Is about 39 miles across from east to west, and 19 miles from north to south. Stewart has it all: size, terrain, climate, and location. It's close to the East Coast, and two deep water ports: Savannah and Charleston, S.C. Tank, field artillery, helicopter gunnery and small arms ranges operate simultaneously throughout the year with little time lost to bad weather.
After many years of up and down cycles of activity and inactivity, Fort Stewart has become a permanent post providing important training to its soldiers and assistance to its neighbors in coastal GA. In it's years of service it has provided support for four of American's conflicts and looks confidently to the future to continue servicing its nation, its people and its soldiers.

Hunter Army Airfield , part of the Stewart/Hunter complex and located in Savannah, covers about 5,400 acres and is also the home of the U.S. Coast Guard Station, Savannah - the largest helicopter unit in the Coast Guard. In addition to being the primary location for U.S. Army air support, it provides Savannah and the Southeast United States with a Coast Guard base of operations for round-the-clock search-and-rescue coverage of its coastal areas.

A Little History : In June of 1940 Congress authorized funding for the purchase of property in coastal Georgia for the purpose of building an anti-aircraft artillery training center. It was to be located just outside of Hinesville, GA, some 40 miles southwest of Savannah. The coming of the anti-aircraft training center to the area adjacent to the sleepy little community of Hinesville would forever alter its lifestyle. Hinesville, the county seat of Liberty County, was populated by barely 500 people. It wasn't a particularly prosperous area; however, that had not always been the case.

After many years of up and down cycles of activity and inactivity, Fort Stewart has become a permanent post providing important training to its soldiers and assistance to its neighbors in coastal GA. In it's years of service it has provided support for four of American's conflicts and looks confidently to the future to continue servicing its nation, its people and its soldiers.

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