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New – Military Discounts on Transportation

Effective April 7th All-Points Personal Transportation (www.all-pointsnc.com)  will be launching our new Discounted Armed Forces rate structure for travel between Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU), Fort Bragg, Seymour Johnson AFB, and the greater Jacksonville area (Camp Lejeune, Camp Geiger, MCAS New River, Camp Johnson).  Please continue reading to understand how we operate, and why we are really the only choice for ground transportation.

Why Us? :

  • We are on-time every time, we pick you up and drop you off at your address, NOT the main gate which means you do not have to take another taxi (unlike our competitors who tell you they go to a particular base – what they do not tell you unless you ask is that they are going to drop you at the Main Gate! For those going to Camp Lejeune you need to know that it is 22 miles from the Main Gate to Courthouse Bay for example. That’s a long hump after a 2 ½ hour trip in our clean and safe vehicles).
  • Our drivers speak English as their first language, they are dressed in a suit and tie, they carry your bags, and they are there to serve you: you serve our country, we serve you. It is our pleasure to serve you, so don’t feel bad when you see one of our drivers carrying your bags please!
  • Our vehicles are new, clean, meticulously maintained, and we even have seat belts for every passenger! We do not crowd you in the vehicle – we load it for safety and comfort. So, if there are 4 of you traveling with 3 bags each the Suburban will be full. If there are 6 of you on a 96 with one bag each you can ride in the Suburban in comfort.
  • We know that you sometimes find yourselves low on funds so we have devised a plan to help minimize the impact on your wallet. You may pay 50% of the fare when you book your reservation, 25% on the next payday, and the final 25% on the next payday. You must pay with your debit card, not a credit card.
  • Any doubts? Ask the USO  – we take care of our Armed Forces personnel like no one else.

Make a Reservation:

  • In order to accommodate all passengers in a timely and guaranteed manner you must make an advanced reservation. Please do so as soon as you book your airline tickets. This will guarantee you a seat as well as allow us to aggregate other troops going to the same location at the same time. Our objective is to lower the cost per person and this approach helps – in the past 6 months we have dropped the per-person fare by $15.00! Call 919-836-9900 to make your reservation.

Rates:

  • RDU to/from Seymour Johnson AFB: $150.00 for the vehicle, or $60 per person whichever is greater. At $150.00 we do not make a profit but are willing to lose money on some trips and make it up on other trips. All in all this allows us to continue to drive down the cost per head.
  • RDU to/from Fort Bragg area: $150.00 for the vehicle, or $60 per person whichever is greater. At $150.00 we do not make a profit but are willing to lose money on some trips and make it up on other trips. All in all this allows us to continue to drive down the cost per head.
  • RDU to/from MCAS Cherry Point: $290.00 for the vehicle or $70.00 per person whichever is greater. At $290.00 we do not make a profit but are willing to lose money on some trips and make it up on other trips.
  • RDU to/from Camp Lejeune, Camp Geiger, Camp Johnson, MCAS New River: $290.00 for the vehicle or $70.00 per person whichever is greater. At $290.00 we do not make a profit but are willing to lose money on some trips and make it up on other trips.

Important(!):

  • Remember that we drop you right at your door so please confirm the address you are going to. If you cannot please let us know and we will find out for you.
  • Book your reservation as soon as you have your flight information. This allows us to book the next caller on your reservation which immediately drops the per person rate!
  • Please be sure to let us know how many bags you will have – this makes a difference on how many passengers we can comfortably accommodate.
  • We provide receipts for all transportation. While you normally do not get reimbursed for travel when on leave, you DO get reimbursed for virtually all other travel so be sure to keep your receipt and turn it is so you get reimbursed!
  • Please tell your friends and family about us. The greater the number of people we provide service to the sooner we can lower the cost per person. Ideally we would like to see the cost under $50.00 per person.
  • You can count on us to get you where you are going on-time, in comfort, and safely. Call us and we will help in any way we can.
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New Military Discount Airport Transportation – North Carolina

Effective April 7th All-Points Personal Transportation (www.all-pointsnc.com)  will be launching our new Discounted Armed Forces rate structure for travel between Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU), Fort Bragg, Seymour Johnson AFB, and the greater Jacksonville area (Camp Lejeune, Camp Geiger, MCAS New River, Camp Johnson).  Please continue reading to understand how we operate, and why we are really the only choice for ground transportation.

Why Us? :

  • We are on-time every time, we pick you up and drop you off at your address, NOT the main gate which means you do not have to take another taxi (unlike our competitors who tell you they go to a particular base – what they do not tell you unless you ask is that they are going to drop you at the Main Gate! For those going to Camp Lejeune you need to know that it is 22 miles from the Main Gate to Courthouse Bay for example. That’s a long hump after a 2 ½ hour trip in our clean and safe vehicles).
  • Our drivers speak English as their first language, they are dressed in a suit and tie, they carry your bags, and they are there to serve you: you serve our country, we serve you. It is our pleasure to serve you, so don’t feel bad when you see one of our drivers carrying your bags please!
  • Our vehicles are new, clean, meticulously maintained, and we even have seat belts for every passenger! We do not crowd you in the vehicle – we load it for safety and comfort. So, if there are 4 of you traveling with 3 bags each the Suburban will be full. If there are 6 of you on a 96 with one bag each you can ride in the Suburban in comfort.
  • We know that you sometimes find yourselves low on funds so we have devised a plan to help minimize the impact on your wallet. You may pay 50% of the fare when you book your reservation, 25% on the next payday, and the final 25% on the next payday. You must pay with your debit card, not a credit card.
  • Any doubts? Ask the USO  – we take care of our Armed Forces personnel like no one else.

Make a Reservation:

  • In order to accommodate all passengers in a timely and guaranteed manner you must make an advanced reservation. Please do so as soon as you book your airline tickets. This will guarantee you a seat as well as allow us to aggregate other troops going to the same location at the same time. Our objective is to lower the cost per person and this approach helps – in the past 6 months we have dropped the per-person fare by $15.00! Call 919-836-9900 to make your reservation.

Rates:

  • RDU to/from Seymour Johnson AFB: $150.00 for the vehicle, or $60 per person whichever is greater. At $150.00 we do not make a profit but are willing to lose money on some trips and make it up on other trips. All in all this allows us to continue to drive down the cost per head.
  • RDU to/from Fort Bragg area: $150.00 for the vehicle, or $60 per person whichever is greater. At $150.00 we do not make a profit but are willing to lose money on some trips and make it up on other trips. All in all this allows us to continue to drive down the cost per head.
  • RDU to/from MCAS Cherry Point: $290.00 for the vehicle or $70.00 per person whichever is greater. At $290.00 we do not make a profit but are willing to lose money on some trips and make it up on other trips.
  • RDU to/from Camp Lejeune, Camp Geiger, Camp Johnson, MCAS New River: $290.00 for the vehicle or $70.00 per person whichever is greater. At $290.00 we do not make a profit but are willing to lose money on some trips and make it up on other trips.

Important(!):

  • Remember that we drop you right at your door so please confirm the address you are going to. If you cannot please let us know and we will find out for you.
  • Book your reservation as soon as you have your flight information. This allows us to book the next caller on your reservation which immediately drops the per person rate!
  • Please be sure to let us know how many bags you will have – this makes a difference on how many passengers we can comfortably accommodate.
  • We provide receipts for all transportation. While you normally do not get reimbursed for travel when on leave, you DO get reimbursed for virtually all other travel so be sure to keep your receipt and turn it is so you get reimbursed!
  • Please tell your friends and family about us. The greater the number of people we provide service to the sooner we can lower the cost per person. Ideally we would like to see the cost under $50.00 per person.
  • You can count on us to get you where you are going on-time, in comfort, and safely. Call us and we will help in any way we can.Another Hero

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The Enemy Within – Predators Taking Advantage of Our Troops

We at All-Points Personal Transportation are outraged at the way our Armed Forces personnel are taken advantage of by those who ‘seek to serve’ them. We see it every day near every military installation: crummy service, ridiculous prices, outrageous ‘pay-day loans’, and a general lack of respect for the fathers, mothers, sons, daughters, sisters, and brothers who signed on to serve our nation.

The troops, sailors, aircrews, and marines I have spoken with over the past few years each have endured a sort of second-class citizen treatment in and around our military bases: and I am sickened by it. Without these bases the people who make their livelihood from our troops would have no livelihood at all! How is it that they do not bend over backwards to help our troops in any way possible?

I applaud those citizens who go out of their way to treat our troops with the respect they deserve, and, I have never seen one of our service personnel treat any civilian with less than dignity and respect.

Over the past number of years we have seen a number of Transportation companies (Shuttles, Cabs, Taxis, Gypsies, and ‘Airporters’) charge outrageous prices to our troops while cramming them into unsafe, filthy vehicles, while making false promises of where they will be taken.

Here is a prime example for those of you who are coming to North Carolina to spend some time aboard Camp Lejeune. If you are flying in or out of Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU) you may not have been told that RDU is well over 120 miles away from Camp Lejeune. That’s a little more than 2.5 hours on a good day. Camp Lejeune is also a rather large piece of property – over 248 square miles and is also home to Camp Johnson, Camp Geiger, New River MCAS, and a number of other quaint places you will spend some time. When you are making your travel arrangements and speak to one of these ‘Transportation Experts’ who quote you a price and tell you that they go to ‘Camp Lejeune’ or ‘Jacksonville’ BEWARE!

Ask them ‘exactly where will I (or my son, daughter, husband, wife, or loved one) will be picked-up or dropped off? Chances are they will merely say ‘Camp Lejeune’ or if really pressed they will tell you the ‘Main Gate’. Sounds okay right? Wrong! When you have travelled halfway across the country or the world and have to report by midnight at Camp Geiger you will have a nice 12 mile hump to the Camp Geiger Gate! Going to Courthouse Bay? 22 miles to that Gate!

When you travel with All-Points we take you to your doorstep. Why? Because that is our Standard of Service that We owe You. Do we charge more for this? No, we do not. We charge by the size of the vehicle we need to get you and your bags safely and comfortably directly to your destination – your REAL destination. Granted, if you are travelling alone the fare is quite high due to the length of the trip, however, when you make a reservation with us we do our best to combine your reservation with your comrades and divide the cost equally between the group. We call the USO on the day of your arrival to advise the USO staff that we have at least one person headed down to Base so that they can advise other troops coming in that there will be a shared ride available. We then call 2 hours before your arrival, again an hour before your arrival, and we visit the USO when you arrive to see if there is anyone else who can ride along and split the ride. More often than not we end up making 4, 5, or 6 stops to deliver our troops to their doorstep on time safely and with the level of service they deserve.

So, before you get taken in by yet another predator please give us a call so we can do our best to serve you. If you make a reservation and find an alternative means of transportation 24 hours before your arrival we DO NOT charge you. Ever, period. And, we also offer you the ability to pay half on the day of your trip and the balance on payday.

Give us a call at 919-836-9900 and let us show you that we have the same pride and integrity in serving you as you do in serving this great country. Be assured – we will never let you down. We remember the sacrifices that you are making and the sacrifices of those who came before you.

We serve all military bases across the state and are ready to answer your call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We will always get you to your destination.

Thank you for your service. It will not be forgotten.  

A Short Story Worth Remembering

The Sack Lunch

I put my carry-on in the luggage compartment and sat down in my assigned seat. It was going to be a long flight. ‘I’m glad I have a good book to read. Perhaps I will get a short nap,’ I thought.

Just before take-off, a line of soldiers came down the aisle and filled all the vacant seats, totally surrounding me. I decided to start a conversation.

‘Where are you headed?’ I asked the soldier seated nearest to me.

‘Petawawa. We’ll be there for two weeks for special training, and then we’re being deployed to Afghanistan

After flying for about an hour, an announcement was made that sack lunches were available for five dollars. It would be several hours before we reached the east, and I quickly decided a lunch would help pass the time…

As I reached for my wallet, I overheard a soldier ask his buddy if he planned to buy lunch. ‘No, that seems like a lot of money for just a sack lunch. Probably wouldn’t be worth five bucks. I’ll wait till we get to base.’

His friend agreed.

I looked around at the other soldiers. None were buying lunch. I walked to the back of the plane and handed the flight attendant a fifty dollar bill. ‘Take a lunch to all those soldiers.’ She grabbed my arms and squeezed tightly. Her eyes wet with tears, she thanked me. ‘My son was a soldier in Iraq ; it’s almost like you are doing it for him.’

Picking up ten sacks, she headed up the aisle to where the soldiers were seated. She stopped at my seat and asked, ‘Which do you like best – beef or chicken?’

‘Chicken,’ I replied, wondering why she asked. She turned and went to the front of plane, returning a minute later with a dinner plate from first class.

‘This is your thanks..’

After we finished eating, I went again to the back of the plane, heading for the rest room.

A man stopped me. ‘I saw what you did. I want to be part of it. Here, take this.’ He handed me twenty-five dollars.

Soon after I returned to my seat, I saw the Flight Captain coming down the aisle, looking at the aisle numbers as he walked, I hoped he was not looking for me, but noticed he was looking at the numbers only on my side of the plane. When he got to my row he stopped, smiled, held out his hand and said, ‘I want to shake your hand.’ Quickly unfastening my seatbelt I stood and took the Captain’s hand. With a booming voice he said, ‘I was a soldier and I was a military pilot. Once, someone bought me a lunch. It was an act of kindness I never forgot.’ I was embarrassed when applause was heard from all of the passengers.

Later I walked to the front of the plane so I could stretch my legs. A man who was seated about six rows in front of me reached out his hand, wanting to shake mine. He left another twenty-five dollars in my palm.

When we landed I gathered my belongings and started to deplane. Waiting just inside the airplane door was a man who stopped me, put something in my shirt pocket, turned, and walked away without saying a word. Another twenty-five dollars!

Upon entering the terminal, I saw the soldiers gathering for their trip to the base.

I walked over to them and handed them seventy-five dollars. ‘It will take you some time to reach the base.. It will be about time for a sandwich.

God Bless You.’

Ten young men left that flight feeling the love and respect of their fellow travelers.

As I walked briskly to my car, I whispered a prayer for their safe return. These soldiers were giving their all for our country. I could only give them a couple of meals. It seemed so little…

A veteran is someone who, at one point in his life, wrote a blank check made payable to ‘The United States of America ‘ for an amount of ‘up to and including my life.’

That is Honor, and there are way too many people in this country who no longer understand it.’

Gunny Never Told Me Raleigh Was 3 Hours From Lejeune!

Of course he didn’t. Nor did he tell you what the cost to get to the Base would be. Being new to the Corps you did your job and followed your orders.

So now you are 3 hours from Base with 4 hours before your report time. A little stressed out eh? Here is some help from the All-Points Family which we think will be appreciated by our troops:

1. The costs incurred by you on a PCS (Permanent Change of Station) are fully reimbursable if you remember to get your receipts and submit them once you are settled on Base. This means that you can stop worrying about how much it is going to cost and can stop looking for the cheapest way possible to get there fast. You are serving your country and they should be doing everything to provide you with service right back right? All-Points does – thats why you ride in clean vehicle with a professional driver who carries your bags, and then stops to buy you something to eat for the trip, and then stops for you along the way to stretch your legs. And we will make sure you get your receipt.

2. So, you still may have a challenge: sure you will get reimbursed but perhaps you are a little strapped for money since the party you had before embarking on this trip to a new station. All-Points will let you pay half now and pay the other half on your next pay day!

Does anyone else do this? No, they do not. Why does All-Points? Because we are diferent and we have pride in the people who are putting their lives on the line for us. To us it is very simple – most service providers seem to forget the American Way – we never did.

Here is a little story sent to me from a Marine we provided service to a few weeks ago. I liked it because it tells a lot about character – some things people do because they never gave any thought to doing anything else. It was the ONLY course of action so it came naturally to them. It’s one of the guiding principles we had when we founded All-Points – Do the Right Thing.

Why we are a great nation.

This is a little-known story from the Pentagon on 09/11/2001:

During a visit with a fellow chaplain, who happened to be assigned to the Pentagon, I had a chance to hear a first-hand account of an incident that happened right after Flight 77 hit the Pentagon.

 The chaplain told me what happened at a day care center near where the impact occurred. This day care had many children, including infants who were in heavy cribs. The day care supervisor, looking at all the children they needed to evacuate, was in a panic over what they could do. There were many children, mostly toddlers, as well as the infants that would need to be taken out with the cribs.

 There was no time to try to bundle them into carriers and strollers. Just then a young Marine came running into the center and asked what they needed. After hearing what the center director was trying to do, he ran back out into the hallway and disappeared. The director thought, ‘well, there we are, on our own.’

About 2 minutes later, that Marine returned with 40 other Marines in tow. Each of them grabbed a crib with a child, and the rest started gathering up toddlers. The director and her staff then helped them take all the children out of the center and down toward the park near the Potomac and the Pentagon. Once they got about 3/4 of a mile outside the building, the Marines stopped in the park, and then did a fabulous thing – they formed a circle with the cribs, which were quite sturdy and heavy, like the covered wagons in the Old West.  Inside this circle of cribs, they put the toddlers, to keep them from wandering off. Outside this circle were the 40 Marines, forming a perimeter around the children and waiting for instructions. There they remained until the parents could be notified and come get their children.

The chaplain then said, “I don’t think any of us saw nor heard of this on any of the news stories of the day. It was an incredible story of our men there. There wasn’t a dry eye in the room. The thought of those Marines and what they did and how fast they reacted; could we expect any less from them? It was one of the most touching stories from the Pentagon.

Remember Ronald Reagan’s great compliment:

 “Most of us wonder if our lives made any difference. Marines don’t have that problem.”

 

New Transportation Options for Marine Corps Personnel Traveling to and from Camp Lejeune, NC

All-Points Personal Transportation, North Carolina’s premier personal service provider of ground transportation has expanded into Jacksonville NC to provide service to our Armed Forces personnel and their families. US Military personnel can now enjoy the same personal service for ground transportation from airport to residence that historically was accessible only by corporate executives – at rates that are lower than existing transportation providers in North Carolina. All-Points Personal Transportation has expanded their reservations-based transportation service to include all military installations in North Carolina. In the past All-Points provided transportation to Marine Corps. Army, and Air Force personnel from Raleigh-Durham International (RDU) Airport who required immediate travel to their base. As All-Points was based close to RDU Armed Forces personnel could be on their way within 30 minutes of their arrival.

Said Gregg Kunz, Founder and CEO of All-Points ‘while we are recognized as the area’s leading provider of personal service to corporate clients we have now provided so many military personnel and their families with transportation that it just made sense to expand our presence in the Jacksonville area. In keeping with our commitment to Service we have made the decision to provide our nation’s heroes with more than just transportation. We will pick-up and drop off ‘on base’ close to the traveler’s barracks or housing so that they do not need to arrange a ride that is convenient for us – we do what is convenient for them. When we provide service from RDU to Camp Lejeune, Camp Johnson, Ft. Bragg, Cherry Point, and Seymour Johnson AFB we stop and feed our service personnel before the trip begins, and we will stop along the way to give them a chance to stretch their legs. Sure, it costs us a little more but these sons and daughters, sisters and brothers, fathers and mothers are placing themselves in harm’s way while we are safe at home. If we can brighten their day it’s worth the extra effort. We take as much pride in our service as they take in theirs and to tell the truth, it provides our staff with a sense of satisfaction that makes our work enjoyable.’

All-Points is a reservations-based transportation firm utilizing a fleet of new Chevrolet Suburbans, Chevrolet Passenger Vans, and Mercedes S-Class sedans. Their rates are based on the vehicle used rather than on a ‘per-head’ basis. This ensures that their clients are never crammed in to maximize profits rather they focus on creating lasting relationships for the long term. Said Kunz ‘we select the vehicle based on the number of passengers and the amount of baggage they have. This ensures that safety and comfort are the first priority and also because we work hard to match travelers up in advance (via our reservations system) the cost per person is usually less than the competition. We provide the same personal service to each and every client – it’s a lot easier to set your service levels high with consistency than to provide multiple classes of service’.

Armed Forces personnel will benefit from guaranteed reservations, safety and comfort, ensuring timely arrival whether departing on leave or returning to base, and also by getting the most affordable rate possible. All-Points is a proud supporter of the USO and the Marine Parents website: http://www.marineparents.com. Many of their staff are military veterans and they actively recruit veterans to join their staff as they continue to grow. They encourage potential clients to visit their website, blog, and to read the reviews posted by past clients. This allows potential clients to understand what All-Points Personal Transportation offers. They also answer their phones personally 24 hours a day every day.

All-Points Personal Transportation maintains its business office at 520 N. West Street, Raleigh NC 27603 and positions its fleet across the state of North Carolina. Their phone number is 919 836 9900 or toll-free 877 836 9905. Their email address is info@all-pointsnc.com and their web site is http://www.all-pointsnc.com. Reviews may be found on their web site or by searching on Google for related information.

A couple of Marines arriving aboard Camp Lejeune