Visitors Access - What You Need To Know
If you are visiting either Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield
To ensure that Fort Stewart (FS) and Hunter Army Airfield (HAAF) is in compliance with Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12, all visitors will be vetted prior to entering the installation. While this is a DoD-wide initiative, we are doing all we can to streamline the process for accessing Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield.
Visitors coming to FS and HAAF, who do not have a government-issued identification card, will be subject to a background check in order to get an access pass, before being allowed to enter the installation. Those who show a common access card (CAC card), Military ID, Military Dependent ID, or an Automated Installation Entry Card won't be affected.
All personnel in your vehicle, who are 18 or older, will need a background check. Along with the pass, all visitors must present a valid picture identification card. Valid ID includes a Driver’s license, State ID, DD Form 1173 (Uniformed Services Identification and Privilege Card), DD Form 2 series or a passport issued by an authoritative agency (state/federal). Personnel under the age of 18 will not have a background check, and may enter the installation when escorted by a valid pass holder.
Military CAC or ID Holders:
If you are traveling in the same vehicle as a military sponsor (Military ID or Common Access Card cardholder), you do not need a visitors's pass or background check to enter the installation provided your visit is escorted by the sponsor. AIE Badge cardholders are NOT sponsors. If you are an AIE Badge or Card holder, visitors in your vehicle will need to be vetted on to the installation by having a background check.
Real ID Act of 2005
On May 1, 2016, Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield began fully enforcing the provisions of the Real ID Act of 2005. Under provisions of this act, driver's license and ID cards from certain states and territories are not valid for unescorted access to the installation. Click on the following link for the Department of Homeland Security website to determine the status of each state and territory Current Status of States/Territories. Persons requesting unescorted access to Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield and who present a standard license or ID from one of those states will be required to present additional documentation to verify their identity prior to being allowed access to the instllation. Click here for a list of acceptable documents.