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Fort Stewart, Hunter Army Airfield prepare for Hurricane Michael
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Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield and the 3rd Infantry Division leadership are taking appropriate precautions in preparing for Hurricane Michael.

The hurricane is affecting our area today with high winds and significant amounts of rain. Flash flooding and tornadoes are also possible.

All service members need to contact their commanders for guidance on release procedures.

All soldiers and civilian employees will report for work Thursday at normal times. Units will hold physical training as scheduled. Consult chain of command for physical training locations.

At this time, the senior commander has not signed orders allowing active duty Soldiers and Department of the Army Civilians displaced by mandatory evacuations to possible monetary reimbursement.

Third Infantry Division units-3rd ID Sustainment Brigade and 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade-are prepared to support local, state, and federal response efforts in the wake of Hurricane Michael.

The installation community is encouraged to download the Fort Stewart Hunter Army Airfield app for Android and iOS to keep up-to-date on the hurricane.


Welcome home ceremonies

-Newman Physical Fitness Center is the location for 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team's welcome home ceremonies scheduled for tonight and Thursday.


Open facilities/services

-All access control points are operating normal hours.

-The commissaries at Stewart and at Hunter are operating normal hours.

-All Exchange services on Stewart-Hunter are operating normal hours.

-Winn Army Community Hospital and all other medical clinics are operating normal hours.

-All dining facilities will be open today and operating normal hours.

-Most Family, Morale and Welfare Recreation services, including fitness centers, child development centers and Child and Youth Services are operating normal hours.


Closed facilities/services

-Department of Defense Education Activities schools on Fort Stewart are closed through Thursday and will reopen on Friday.

-The NCO Academy will be closed through Thursday.

-FMWR youth and intramural sports programs are canceled today and Thursday.


Actions to take

Do not travel unless necessary. Our area is under a flash flood watch, making travel dangerous.

Call 911 if you see downed power lines.

If you have power outages in the barracks or other non-housing buildings, please call 912-767-2883 at Stewart and 912-315-4003 at Hunter.

We are asking the community to take the time to help clear debris from the streets. Please move debris to a location where it will not flow back into drainage systems.

If you see backed up water please, call 912-767-2883 at Stewart and 912-315-4003 at Hunter.

If you have a power outage in an on-post housing neighborhood and/or need to call in a maintenance emergency, please contact the Balfour Beatty work order hotline, 912-408-2466 at Stewart and 912-459-2133 at Hunter.

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