Hunted Army Airfield is located in Savannah, in the eastern side of Georgia. It is directly subordinated to a larger military base – Fort Stewart. Fort Stewart is actually the widest facility in the eastern half of the United States of America. It is known for hosting an entire past-town within its limits – Clyde. The airfield has an unusually long runway of about 3.5 km. At the same time, the storage site and parking area for aircrafts covers 350 acres. The place has been constantly used to deploy troops all over the world, especially since it also hosts an arrival and departure group, not to mention about a railroad in the immediate proximity. At the same time, the site was one of the potential landing sites used by NASA during the Space Shuttle operation.
The place that hosts Hunter Army Airfield today was picked in 1929 by the local authorities for an airport. In the autumn of the same year, the authorities held the groundbreaking ceremony for the Savannah airport. The airport had one runway and a few buildings. The airport was renamed in 1940 after Frank O’Driscoll Hunter, a World War I hero. Although he was not supposed to get to the ceremony, he joined in a surprising visit. In the summer of 1940, the Air Corps were given the permission to build a military base close to the base, as World War II was just starting in Europe and the nation was empowering its military facilities. By 1941, the base was built and ready to go. The first unit that joined it was the 27-th Bombardment Group, which was using B 18 Bolo aircrafts at those times. The unit was deployed to Philippines, leaving the airfield empty. It was later manned with A 20 Havoc aircrafts. Over World War II, the primary mission of Hunter Army Airfield was to patrol around the eastern coast and deal with the German ships and submarines. The mission was later taken over by the Navy, so the airfield got back to training sessions for aircrafts, such as the B 26 Marauder bombers. After World War II was over, the airfield was given back to the local authorities and the buildings were leased for housing facilities and an orphanage.
The airfield was intensively used during the Korean War and the Vietnam War as well. It was inactivated in 1973, but only for two years. These days, it is active and serving the interests of the country.
There are 8 permanent units hosted at Hunter Army Airfield. Some of them include the 3-rd Infantry Division, the 3-rd Combat Aviation Brigade, the 2-nd Brigade Combat Team and the 4-th Infantry Brigade Combat Team. There are also a few associate units.
The accommodation is operated by the Housing Services Office. The same office is responsible for the housing opportunities in the surrounding bases as well. You will be hosted through a detailed application, whether you plan to get there with your family or not.