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Car Sharing Comes To Military Bases

November 15, 2011

As ironic as it may seem, the men and women protecting our freedom don't always have the freedom to get around on their own.  Owning and keeping a car on a military base can be inconvenient, or cost-prohibitive altogether.

If ever there was a need for car sharing, this is it.

The Army and Air Force Exchange Service is now working with Enterprise Rent-A-Car's WeCar sharing program to address this need.  Beginning with programs at Colorado's Fort Carson and North Carolina's Fort Bragg, more installations will follow throughout the U.S. will follow suit.

Car sharing, as we've discussed on Green Car Reports, is booming in large cities and especially around large college campuses.  Membership in a program enables participants to use cars occasionally as needed; simpler than traditional car rental and without the ongoing expenses of car ownership.

Under WeCar by Enterprise, active duty personnel and their spouses are eligible to participate.  Provided they're at least 18 years old and satisfy enrollment requirements of the program, they have automated, round-the-clock access to program vehicles--even if only for an hour to run an errand.

Following the initial roll-out, similar programs are scheduled for Hawaii's Hickam Air Force Base, Kaneohe Bay Marine Base and Schofield Barracks Army Base.  In Washington, Joint Base Lewis-McChord Army Base will participate as well.

 

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