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Fort Stewart to hold annual full-scale training exercise
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If you hear or see about lots of emergency vehicles racing around Fort Stewart Thursday, it is probably part of training. - photo by File photo

Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield will hold its annual full-scale exercise Wednesday, Aug. 22. The exercise validates the post’s ability to respond to emergencies that could occur on the installation. Emergency vehicles will be responding to the exercise, and motorists are asked to drive with caution near the exercise location on Fort Stewart’s Highway 144 at the intersection to Holbrook Pond.

Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield is required to validate its emergency preparedness with exercises throughout the year, including an annual full-scale exercise. This full-scale exercise validates the Army’s ability to respond to multiple and varied threats that face the installation.

This exercise will occur early in the morning after the initial physical training traffic, but traffic will still be severely impacted. Emergency vehicles will be responding to the exercise, and the exercise’s location on Highway 144 could impact motorists. We urge everyone to drive with caution on the installation’s highways and across post Aug. 22.

There will be no change to entry procedures during the exercise, but delays at the Visitor Control Center are expected. Hunter Army Airfield could also experience delays at its access control points.

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