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Taxi to Peterson AFB with Silver Key

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. - Silver Key announced that transportation services will be provided to Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado for veterans and their dependents age 60 and above starting July, 2017. Transportation will be offered to retirees with valid military identification every Tuesday. (Courtesy photo)

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. - Silver Key announced that transportation services will be provided to Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado for veterans and their dependents age 60 and above starting July, 2017. Transportation will be offered to retirees with valid military identification every Tuesday. (Courtesy photo)

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. - -- Silver Key has announced transportation services will expand to include Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, for veterans and their dependents age 60 and above starting in July, 2017. A valid military ID will be required for all riders entering Peterson AFB and services will be limited to Tuesdays only.

“We are thrilled to be able to provide transportation support to Peterson, giving veterans and their families access to services they have earned,” said Lorri Orwig, Silver Key Senior Services, Inc., chief development officer.

The driver will wait for retirees to conduct their business at Peterson AFB and take them home afterwards. A $3.50 donation, each way, is asked by Silver Key.

Beverly Price, 21st Space Wing agency, community support coordinator, was recently at a Colorado Springs non-profit conference serving on a military panel when she was approached by Lorri Orwig and was asked if Silver Key could provide transportation services to Peterson AFB.

“I thought that was great idea because we have a lot of retirees who can’t drive or have medical issues,” said Price. “My goal here as community support coordinator is to make a difference.”

Additionally Silver Key currently provides services to Fort Carson on Mondays and the U.S. Air Force Academy on Thursdays. Providing service to Peterson AFB allows veterans and their families to enjoy the benefits they have earned.

“I talked with a woman who said she spends over 60 dollars a week on taxi cabs so she can shop at the commissary,” said Price. “That’s a lot of money for someone on a fixed income.”

“The addition of the Peterson AFB complex will allow more veterans and their families to access the benefits they have earned. These specialized transportation delivery routes are designed to increase accessibility to areas of the community that may not have many transportation options,” Silver Key officials said in a statement.

Retirees with quality of life issues can contact Price at 719-556-6768. For Silver Key reservations call 719-884-2380.

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