Zipcars come to DC-area base


By J.G. Noll

(Photo: zipcar.com)

Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall’s AAFES recently began to offer on-demand car sharing through Zipcar. It’s the first venture of it’s kind on any US military installation, according to DCMilitary.com. AAFES has a five-year contract with the company.

Zipcar is a car-sharing program that charges to use their wheels. Members reserve cars that are nearby. Using a membership card or app, the driver unlocks the car. When finished with the car, the member parks it in a designated Zipcar area.

Monthly membership fees start at $7. There is an option to pay a $35 annual fee for occasional users who may not need monthly access to a Zipcar.  All members pay a $25 non-refundable application fee. Active duty members and veterans can take advantage of Zipcar’s military discount.
J.G. Noll is the Editor of Military One Click and a veteran’s spouse. She can be reached at joanna@militaryoneclick.com.