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 station3 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 attractions2. 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!