U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., and David Perdue, R-Ga., applauded U.S. Army Garrison Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield on earning the U.S. Department of Defense’s highest award for installation excellence in 2019.
As the winners of the Commander in Chief’s Annual Award for Installation Excellence, U.S. Army Garrison Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield earned one of five top spots across U.S. military installations worldwide for its achievements in installation management, including “mission support, energy conservation, quality of life and unit morale, environmental stewardship, real property management, safety, health and security, communications and public relations.”
“I congratulate Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield on earning this highly competitive award,” said Senator Isakson. “This installation has proven to be critical in our Army’s ability to maintain high standards for readiness, and I thank the hardworking men and women who are committed to its superior management. I also thank installation leaders (outgoing) Garrison Commander Colonel Jason Wolter and (former 3rd ID commander) Major General Lee Quintas for their outstanding leadership.”
“This special recognition is a testament to the hard work of dedicated military and civilian personnel at Fort Stewart,” said Senator Perdue. “Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield play an integral role in our national defense and strategic deterrence. I’m proud that the Department of Defense has recognized this incredible Georgia-based installation and all the men and women who work there each day.”
The installation’s status as 2019 Army Communities of Excellence gold winner was a prerequisite to compete for the award. Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield has won the Army Communities of Excellence gold seven times, in 2004, 2005, 2006, 2009, 2012, 2015 and 2019.
According to the DoD, each winning installation will receive a commemorative trophy and flag and a congratulatory letter from the president.