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By Airman 1st Class Joshua Fontenot, Peterson-Schriever Garrison Public Affairs
/ Published September 16, 2021
The 21st Logistics Readiness Squadron provides military taxi service for active duty, reserve and Department of Defense civilians requiring transportation for work or official appointments on or between Peterson Space Force Base, Schriever SFB and Cheyenne Mountain Space Force Station, Colorado. To schedule a ride, contact vehicle dispatch at 556-4307 or 556-4308. (Space Force Graphic by Airman 1st Class Joshua Fontenot)
Jason Henderson, 21st Logistics Readiness Squadron motor vehicle operator, receives a taxi request over dispatch at Peterson Space Force Base, Colorado, Sept. 7, 2021. The military taxi service is available for on-call service, subject to driver availability, but can be scheduled in advance to help ensure support and prevent delays.
(U.S. Space Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joshua Fontenot)
Schriever Space Force Base, Peterson Space Force Base and Cheyenne Mountain Space Force Station have a military taxi service that will provide military members and Department of Defense civilians with transit between the bases. Provided by 21st Logistics Readiness Squadron’s ground transportation, the program is a way forward to improving quality of life for Airmen and Guardians.
Keith Kesler, 21st LRS ground transportation supervisor, is responsible for dispatching taxi services and assigning drivers to serve the base populous.
“It’s important to be able to provide some sort of transportation for the base population who may not have access to a vehicle,” said Kesler. The formation of the Peterson-Schriever Garrison has increased mission-related transportation between the three bases making it difficult for some individuals to get from base to base if they are relying on their peers for rides.
Senior Airman Benjamin Burnette, 50th Security Forces Squadron response force member, relies on the taxi service as an effective method of transportation.
“My car has been in the shop for the past couple weeks so I’ve been depending on my friends to bring me to and from work,” said Burnette. “However with our schedules getting busier and each of us working different shifts, a service like this is essential for people who are dealing with similar situations as myself.”
The military taxi service operating hours are Monday through Friday, 7:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. excluding holidays and family days. To schedule a ride, contact Vehicle Dispatch at 719-556-4307 or 719-556-4308. Please schedule in advance to ensure support and prevent delays.