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Are there a lot of uber’s in the area? Or are they hard to get in Waukegan?

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Comment by Phoenixmom on July 16, 2018 at 10:47pm

they have Uber but not allowed on base I don't believe

Comment by MShell19 on July 17, 2018 at 6:08am
Can they drop off at the gate?
Comment by hooyahsuzy on July 18, 2018 at 4:12pm
Ubers can drop off at the gate, yes. In the Waukegan area the availability can be hit or miss. I live in Chicago and as fast as I call Uber or Lyft, I sometimes can't sprint down three flights fast enough to meet them out front, they're that fast. But in Waukegan, not so much.
Comment by TexasBird(Robin) on July 19, 2018 at 10:54pm

Use Sarge Spadaro’s taxi service. He is the only one allowed on base. Find him on Facebook. He also does the meet and greet the night before PIR

Comment by hooyahsuzy on July 19, 2018 at 11:19pm

Uber/Lyft is cheaper than taxis however, if they are not readily available in the suburbs, then yes, taxi is the way to go. I haven't used a taxi in years.

Comment by Phoenixmom on July 20, 2018 at 11:30am

here is Sarges Info.

to Sarge's Meet and Greet from 5 pm to 10 pm at the Lakehurst Event Center (go to http://www.mynavytaxi.com/events.html to RSVP)

His cell number is 847-212-0246. His M&G and services have been getting great reviews. Find Sarge on N4M as OldSarge.

Comment by MShell19 on July 20, 2018 at 12:06pm

Thanks Phoenixmom. I might actually go!

Comment by Phoenixmom on July 20, 2018 at 1:15pm

MShell19 it is a really fun good time, you have to RSVP by Div # Sarge will set up tables and chairs by Div. and that is where you will sit with other families who have their Son/Daughter in same div. Good way of meeting New Friends. Also they take Div. pictures of all families. Sarge has a variety of food and I mean alot of it, it will be buffet style. Also you may want to take plenty of cash because they use to have a vendor wgho sold shirts blankets flags and so on. Another thing many Families make these neat Baskets very creative ones and they donate to Sarge and then Sarge will traffle them off so you will buy tickets and put into jar with what basket you like and would like to try and win. Great Fun. They also have a Bar with beer and mix drinks and  pop. so do RSVP its next to Walmart and Springfield  Inn.

Comment by MShell19 on July 20, 2018 at 1:39pm

Ok, thanks! I will do that!  

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