The little cornerstone base of Hunter Army Airfield, also known as HAAF, is located in beautiful Savannah, Georgia.
The location might be small, but there is a lot packed into Hunter.
I gathered some prime points about the positives and negatives of being stationed at Hunter Army Airfield.
- The pharmacy is in the same building as the doctor’s offices, so you can easily walk over to pick up your medicine after appointments.
- On prime insurance you can be seen at the facility on Hunter Army Airfield, or you can be seen at the Richmond Hill Medical Home.
- The patient advocate’s office is in the medical building on Hunter Army Airfield.
- Hunter is a family-friendly base. There are toddler Tuesday meet-ups, multiple playgrounds, child-centered events, a pool, a few splash pads, and multiple childcare facilities.
- Savannah offers a wide range of family-friendly places and activities.
- There is an elementary school that is right outside of base.
- There is a pool on base with lifeguards.
- To be such a small base, there are multiple housing neighborhoods.
- Neighborhoods have large playground areas.
- There is a hotel on base for temporary stay.
- There are 3 gates to access Hunter Army Airfield.
- There is a church on base with multiple services.
- The airport is only 30 minutes away.
- The beach is only 30 minutes away.
- 2 prominent hospitals within 15 minutes of base.
- Downtown has a very large social scene.
- There are multiple colleges near base.
- There are 2 gas stations on post.
- There is 1 Exchange and 1 Commissary on post.
- There is not a hospital on base. You have the choice of attending a hospital off base or driving the hour to Fort Stewart to the nearest military hospital.
- There is a high turnover rate for doctors on base, but that is pretty standard. [You do have the choice to be seen at the facility on base or at the Richmond Hill Medical Home.]
- Hunter is PACKED with kids. There is always a waiting list for childcare on base. There are multiple childcare facilities, but unfortunately there just aren’t enough available spots.
- There are not schools on base.
- There is typically a waitlist for housing.
- The neighborhood with the most frequent openings is Wilson Acres. That neighborhood desperately needs to be bulldozed and rebuilt.
- Many people report waiting days for maintenance to come, even in situations that are emergencies.
- The airport nearby is very small, and most flights require a transfer in Atlanta.
If you’re headed this way, then you have nothing to fear.
Savannah is a wonderful place to live, and you have a lot of opportunities at your finger tips.
The positives definitely outweigh the negatives here!
Your situation is always what YOU make of it.
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