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Video Montage of our World War Two Veterans

American Blood Saved Your Country – Ask Your Grandparents While You Can

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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