Dorian evacuation terminated, assistance centers opened
By Kevin LarsonSeptember 13, 2019
More than 4,600 Soldiers, Army Civilians and Family members returned home to Hunter Army Airfield following the Sept. 6 termination of evacuation orders issued due to Hurricane Dorian.
Fort Stewart Soldiers and Families were ordered to shelter in place by 3rd Infantry Division commander Maj. Gen. Antonio A. Aguto Jr.
Hurricane Dorian skirted the Georgia coastline, hitting the area with tropical storm winds and storm surge. A few power outages occurred, and public works cleared roads of debris quickly.
The installation's Army Community Service, in conjunction with other installation services, established two emergency family assistance centers to help those who evacuated due to the storm. The EFACs' primary function is to help personnel file travel vouchers as well as receive support with other issues the storm may have caused.
The EFACs are located at Fort Stewart's Main Post Chapel and Hunter Army Airfield's Army Community Service Center, building 1286, for married Soldiers, and the Hunter Education Center for single Soldiers.
Personnel will file their vouchers based on unit assignment. Check home.army.mil/stewart to learn more about what time you should report to the EFACs to file your vouchers. The website also provides information about what documents to bring with you to file your travel vouchers.
The assistance centers will be open at both sites Sept. 11-14 and Sept. 16-21. The centers include representatives from legal assistance, military family life counselors, Balfour Beatty Community Homes, Army Emergency Relief, medical appointment rescheduling, and ID cards available to support Soldiers, Army Civilians and Families.
The establishment of two separate and fully staffed EFACs augmented by travel voucher processing is a first in Army history. Having the services come together at two locations to assist families is a team effort of monumental proportions said Army Community Service Mobilization, Deployment and Support Stability Operations program manager Beau Bradley.
"To our knowledge, this is the first time ACS has stood up and supported two fully functioning EFACs," Bradley said. "We want to send a positive message that regardless of what Soldiers and families are experiencing, ACS cares."
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