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Company offers free rides to EAFB airmen

RAPID CITY, S.D.  – After an increase in DUIs among airmen stationed at Ellsworth Air Force Base, a security company has taken on the responsibility of getting service members home safely.

The service will allow airmen to go between downtown Rapid City and the base with a sober driver, and will even drop them off right by their dorms on base. The shuttle service runs every hour on the hour and is free to airmen as long as they have identification.

”At the start of the hour, every hour we’re out at Ellsworth Air Force Base, and then halfway through the hour, every hour, we’re down here between Murphy’s, Press Start, and Abys, dropping airmen off and picking them up,” said Rockwell Peterson, owner and operator of Vikings Brothers LLC.

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