Readers of the Coastal Courier already know Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield has a lot to offer soldiers and their families. We have great golf courses. We have fun bowling alleys. We have restaurants serving delicious food. We have hunting grounds boasting plentiful game. We have fishing ponds stocked with the finest catches. Yes, this military installation has a lot to offer soldiers and their families. And it offers those same recreational opportunities to golf, bowl, eat, hunt and fish to our neighbors here in Southeast Georgia.
See, what your readers may not know is that all of the above recreational opportunities are available to non-military civilians. Our golf courses are open to anyone who wants to play a round or two. Our bowling alleys are open to anyone who wants to pick up the spare. Our club activities — like catering an event at Club Stewart or the Hunter Club, or grabbing a bite to eat at Club Stewart’s Thunder Run — are available for anyone. Hunters and anglers from across Coastal Georgia and the Lowcountry are welcome to try their luck in our 100,000 acres of hunting area or several well-stocked ponds and rivers.
I like to think of Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield as a gated community. Sure, we have gates and guards, but with the right paperwork — a driver’s license, vehicle registration and current insurance, along with hunting and fishing licenses when needed — our neighbors outside the gates can come onto the installation and enjoy some of the same benefits our soldiers and their families do. Don’t be intimated by the security here. Don’t think of it as a nuisance not worth dealing with. You’re really missing out on all the great activities here if you do.
So come to Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield and make us your choice if you like to golf, bowl, hunt, fish and so much more. You’ll be glad you did!
— Col. Kevin F. Gregory
Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield