Food delivery drivers included in base ride-share collaboration

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  • By Lauren Russell
  • 66th Air Base Group Public Affairs

HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass. – Effective Aug. 15, base personnel can now utilize Uber Eats to have food delivered from off-base locations to residences or workplaces on the installation.

Officials from the 66th Air Base Group and 66th Security Forces Squadron expanded the ride-share program established in 2022 as a way to better connect the base population to the surrounding community.

“What seem like small wins have the greatest impact on our people, and our Security Forces team has done an exceptional job to bring these services into our community,” said Col. Taona Enriquez, installation commander. “I’m proud and humbled to debut it here for Team Hanscom.”

According to senior defenders, all participating drivers must be vetted and registered through 66 SFS.

The opportunity to be vetted for base access is available to any person registered as an Uber Eats driver. Once employment is confirmed, additional steps will be provided through the Uber app to apply for the Hanscom AFB ride-share as well as instructions on how to be cleared for an ID here.

Drivers who already have base access, such as service members, dependents, retirees, or Uber ride-share drivers, must receive a separate credential specific to their role as an Uber Eats driver.

“Vetting drivers allows us to maintain accountability of who is accessing our installation, while also ensuring our population can take advantage of the program,” said Master Sgt. Luis Veliz, 66 SFS Plans and Programs section chief.

For additional information, contact the 66 SFS Visitor Control Center at 781-225-6642.

(Editor’s Note: No federal endorsement intended.)