Military Monday: Victoria- Ft Stewart, GA

5.07.2012

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The Military Monday duty station feature on this blog is designed for us military families to meet our fellow military spouses and also to learn about duty stations across the world.  We all get to (or have to depending on your outlook and particular set of circumstances), move every couple years to different duty stations that are scattered throughout the country and the world.  This feature will allow us the opportunity to explore these different areas of the world before we get there.  


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Name and blog site: Victoria from My Life as an Army Wife lovemilitary.blogspot.com
Branch of service: Army

Where currently stationed: Fort Stewart, GA

How long have you been there?: Husband's been here 18 months, I've been here 9

Favorite restaurant in the area: That's Italian! They have the best pasta

Previous duty stations:
This is our first duty station

3 favorite things to do in your current city:
1. Savannah is only an hour away so we visit there all the time. Tybee Island and River Street are great attractions
2. There's an awesome dog park on post. Our puppy loves to go play with the other dogs!
3. There's not a whole lot to do in Hinesville (outside the main gate), but Jesup isn't too far and they have a drive-in movie theater. Hilton Head Island, SC is also not very far away and it's beautiful! 

Favorite duty station so far: This is the only one I've been to!

Who is your hero? Cliché, but my husband! He puts up with so much, it's crazy admirable. I love him more than anything. 
What is the biggest draw back to where your current duty station? The crime rate! There are pretty much always sirens going off in town. We live in a pretty good neighborhood, but we pay for it. There are lots of apartment complexes, but a lot of them are pretty sketchy. We live a little bit outside of the main part of town, so it isn't as bad around us. You definitely have to be careful though!

How strong/ or not is the sense of community in the area? The military population is very evident. There are tons and tons of surplus stores and whatnot, along with military discounts at a lot of the restaurants. There are a lot of community events, farmers' markets, parades, etc throughout the year.  
Are there any local festivals you have been to or are planning to attend? We went to the Christmas parade last winter, it was pretty well done. They also did a big concert on post for the 4th of July (it was Zac Brown last year), but we were on our honeymoon then. 
Overall rating: It's not a bad place to go. If you don't mind the heat, it's awesome. We didn't get any snow this past winter, but the winter before there was a day or two that we did. We're close to the beach and Savannah. The base itself is nice, well cleaned. The PX is maintained nicely, along with the commissary and the shoppettes. I wouldn't recommend it if you don't like humidity or bugs though. We've got plenty of that here!


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5 comments:

  1. I was born in Ft. Stewart! My dad was stationed there and my mom had just gotten out of the Army before I was born!

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  2. My ex is stationed in Ft. Stewart! Savannah is indeed a lovely place! And I had a nice time at Tybee. Thanks to you and your hubby for serving our country.

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  3. My husband was at Ft. Stewart for a few years. We lived in Savannah while I was there, but I was only there a month before we got orders to Germany to leave a few months later. We probably went to River St. most often while we were there. I really liked Tybee Island also. We actually got married on the island's north beach.

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  4. I miss Fort Stewart! This was our first duty station too! I am a southern girl at heart, so this place is dear to me.

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