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Fort Stewart Gate Hours

Gate 1 (Main Gate): 24 hours daily

Gate 2 (Troupe Gate): 5:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday - Friday. (closed on Weekends, Federal and Training Holidays)

Gate 3 (Harmon Ave) : 5:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday - Friday (closed on Weekends, Federal and Training Holidays)

Gate 4 (Vanguard Rd, 4IBCT): 24 hours daily

Gate 4A (Austin Rd): Closed

Gate 5 (Gulick Ave): 24 hours daily

Gate 6 (Wilson): CLOSED

Gate 7 (15th St.): 5:00 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday - Friday / 7C (COMMERCIAL): 5:00 a.m. to 4 p.m.

(both closed on Weekends, Federal and Training Holidays)

Gate 8 (Frank Cochran): 5:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Gate 9 (WAAF): Open 24 hours daily

Hunter Army Airfield Gate Hours

Wilson Gate: Open 5:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday - Friday (closed on Weekends, Federal and Training Holidays)

Montgomery Gate: Open 24 hours daily

Rio Gate: Open 24 hours daily for vehicles with decals ONLY

Fort Stewart Registration Office (Vehicle and Weapons)

Building 226, 757 East Bultman Avenue
Hours: Monday through Friday; CLOSED Federal Holidays
8 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Phone: (912) 767-5195 (DSN 870)

Hunter Registration Office

Building 1286
Hours: Monday through Friday; CLOSED Federal Holidays
8 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Phone: (912) 315-5049 (DSN 729)

You must present the following items to register your vehicle:
  • Certificate of registration
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Military ID card/civilian ID card or statement of employment from contractor
  • Proof of insurance, MDDC or MSF card for motorcycles
  • Valid safety inspection (if required by licensing state)

Printable Vehicle Registration Form
(Open the form in the Adobe reader, fill it out, print it out and then bring it to Bldg 226 at Fort Stewart or Bldg 1286 at Hunter AAF.)

Weapon Registration
If you own a weapon you must register in accordance with Fort Stewart Regulation 190-11. Weapon registration is required just like vehicle registration on Fort Stewart and is recorded in the same COPS database.

Printable Weapon Registration Form

Confiscation of CAC Cards and DoD Identification Cards

Effective 1 June 2010, Access Control Point Security Guards for Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield began confiscating mutilated and/or expired Government Identification Cards, i.e., Active Duty Military ID’s, Retired Military ID’s, Dependent Family Member ID’s, and Government Issued Common Access Cards (CACs). The Security Guards will explain the reason for confiscation and then will provide a receipt to the individual.

Once a day the Security Guards will take all confiscated ID cards to the Military Police Station. The Military Police will turn-in all non-active duty ID cards the next work day to the installation ID Card Section (Soldier Service Center at Building 253 - FSGA or ACS at Bldg 1286 -HAAF). For active duty members, supervisors in the rank of E7 and above may come to the MP Station to sign for the subordinate’s ID Card. By doing so, the supervisor is assuming the responsibility of ensuring Soldiers obtain a new ID card from their respective brigade’s ID Card section.

Examples of Mutilated, Expired or Altered ID’s include but are not limited to the following:

  • CAC card missing the Memory Chip (Gold Chip)
  • Cards not being legible
  • Pictures that are unrecognizable
  • Lamination split or coming off
  • Damage that prevents identifying information from being verified
  • Evidence that the card has been or attempted to be altered

Registration Frequently Asked Questions

Q. If I am a dependent, can I register a vehicle in my sponsor's name?

A. If the dependent's name appears on the registration or the dependent has a notarized letter giving them permission to register the vehicle, or power of attorney over the property.

Q: I don't have a Department of Defense decal in my windshield. Am I still eligible to access Fort Stewart or Hunter Army Airfield?
A: Yes, however if attempting to gain access while driving a POV, you must access the instillation through the no decal lane at Gate 1 or the Montgomery Gate at Hunter Army Airfield. You (and all occupants 15 years of age and older) must present a valid matching form of photo identification (drivers license, State ID card, etc) at Gate 1 at Fort Stewart or Montgomery Gate at Hunter Army Airfield to gain access.

Q. I am a contractor but I do not have a contractor's I.D., can I get a sticker?
A. No, but you can get with your company liaison in order to go to the CPO office and get the paperwork for a contractor's ID. Once you have the ID, you can get your vehicle registered.

Q. I am selling my car, what do I do with my stickers?
A. You must remove your stickers and turn them in at the vehicle registration on your post. You are responsible for those stickers.

NOTE: If you are PCSing, you do not have to turn in your stickers, but if you are being chaptered out of the military, you need to turn in your stickers.

Note: FORSCOM policy does not permit the display of detailed maps of installations on websites.

Automated Installation Entry (AIE) Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What is AIE?

A. AIE stands for Automated Installation Entry (AIE) The AIE system is designed to leverage technology to increase security for the Soldiers, Family Members, Department of Defense (DoD) civilian workforce, retirees, contract employees and guests of the Marne Division by electronically validating an individual's identification based upon information supplied at the time of AIE registration.

Q. If I have a CAC or Family Member ID card already, can I use it to get on the Installation using the AIE system?

A. No, you must have your DOD CAC/Family Member ID /Retired ID card or Disabled Veteran ID card registered in the AIE system at the Vehicle Registration Office.

Q. How do I register my ID card in the AIE system?

A. At either Vehicle Registration Offices on Fort Stewart (FS) Building 226 or Hunter Army Airfield (HAAF) Building 1286 between the hours of 0800-1600, Monday through Friday (Offices are Closed Weekends and Federal Holidays).

Q. Does everyone in my family have to register in the AIE System?

A. No, only those Family Members that are of driving age should register.

Q. If I have a CAC and a Retiree ID card do I have to register both?

A. No, if you register one card in the AIE system both of your cards will work at the gate.

Q. Will my registration expire?

A. Yes, your registration will expire at the same time as you ID expires. Once you re-new your ID card, you will have to re-register in the AIE system.

Q. How long does it take to register in the AIE system?

A. About 2 to 3 Min, once you have been called to the clerk’s or registrar’s desk.

Q. When I register at Fort Stewart will I be able to use my card to access other installations that have the AIE system?

A. No, not at this time. For the installations that are utilizing AIE you must register with the installation you are attempting to access.

Q. Will I be able to get on Fort Stewart if I register at Hunter Army Airfield?

A. Yes, if you register at Fort Stewart or Hunter you can access either installation.

Q. Does your sponsor have to be present to register in AIE?

A. No.

Q. Can an Active Duty Soldier register his or her Family Member’s ID card?

A. No, everyone must register their own ID card.

Q. Do I need a pin number for my ID card?

A. No, only CAC Card holders will need to know their computer log-in pin number.

Q. Will I be issued another ID card when I register in the AIE?

A. No.

Q. What is the 4 digit pin used for?

A. If the Force Protection Condition (FPCON) level goes up, the system may ask you for a 4 digit number showing you are authorized to be on the installation at the present FPCON level. You make up your own number while you are registering to enable this function.

Q. How will I know which lane to use?

A. There will be a sign at each lane and it will indicate AIE Open or AIE Closed – AIE is in use in lanes with the open sign showing.

Q. Will I have to show my identification to the guards?

A. If you are riding in the car alone all you have to do is swipe your card the gate will go up and you can continue onto the installation.

Q. What happens if I have passengers?

A. You will have to use the lanes which are not designated as AIE lanes and each individual in the vehicle will have to show their ID.

Q. When will the AIE system be used?

A. At this time, the AIE will be in use Mon-Fri from 1330 to 0500. On Sat-Sun, Training and Federal Holidays AIE will be in use for 24 hrs.

Q. Where do I swipe my card?

A. When you pull into the lane stop at the center pedestal you will see the card swipe device located to the right of the little video screen.

Q. How do I swipe my card?

A. You swipe your Government ID card just like you do your ATM card at the grocery store.

Q. What part of the ID card do I swipe?

A. You swipe the long narrow bar code located on the back of your ID cards. The magnetic stripe on the back of the CAC card is not used at the gate.

Q. What is the best way to hold my ID card when I swipe it?


  • • On the CAC card hold the card so that your picture is facing up with your thumb covering the magnetic stripe when you pull up to the center pedestal and the CAC will be in the correct position to swipe.
  • • On the retiree/ family member ID card hold the card so that your picture faces the pedestal place your thumb over the bar code which looks like a bunch of black dots and the ID will be in the correct position to swipe.

Q. What happens when I swipe my ID card?

A. When you pull up to the gate there is a camera located in the pedestal. The guard will be able to see your face. When you swipe your card, the picture taken when you registered your ID card will pop up and the guard will verify they match. The guard will also get a check mark by your name letting them know you are authorized to enter the installation. A log will be maintained in the AIE system of the time you enter, your photo and license plate number.

Q. How will I know it is safe to proceed thru the lane?

A. About 2 seconds after you swipe your ID card the light will turn green, the gate arm will go up and you may then proceed thru the lane.

Q. How should I proceed when the arm goes up?

A. When the arm goes up you should proceed immediately thru the lane moving slowly and carefully do not stop once you have left the pedestal. Your exit is timed if you do not clear the lane the gate arm will come back down.

Q. What happens if I attempt to follow the car in front of me without swiping my ID?

A. This is called “Piggy backing” if you do this the guard will get an alarm from the system and the installation police will be notified to respond.

Q. How long will my families pass be good for?

A. General passes will not be issued for longer than 30 days.

Q. Will one pass be good for the whole family?

A. Everyone in the family will need a pass.

Q. Can my visiting family member use the AIE lane with the visitor pass?

A. Yes

Q. Who can I contact if I have questions about the AIE system?

A. Vehicle Registration Office, Building 226, Fort Stewart, (912) 767-9593

Last modified on: 2/24/2014 9:01:07 AM