Personnel on Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield are conducting an emergency response exercise this week called Stewart Guardian 16, according to Army spokesman Kevin Larson.
This exercise is required by Army and Department of Defense Regulations and will test the installation's capability to respond to emergency events that could happen. During the designated days, be prepared to hear announcements or warning sirens over both installation’s Emergency Warning System and from emergency vehicles.
Larson said delays may occur at gates and facilities, so those who enter on to Fort Stewart and HAAF are asked to be prepared and adjust schedules as necessary.
Please follow the instructions given over the public address system or in the building or activity in which you are located, Larson said.
During the exercise, all forms of communication will be used to include but not limited to the Team Stewart website, social media and the Early Warning System.
All exercise announcements will be prefaced with, "EXERCISE-EXERCISE-EXERCISE."
"Your patience is requested as we conduct this exercise to maintain our readiness and safety for the installation," Larson said.