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Free Ride Program

Free Ride Program

SOS- Soldiers Organized Services

Transportation for servicemembers and their families to and from local airports and bus stations.

Services Offered

Transportation • Ride Service • Military • Free Transportation


SOS volunteers provide active-duty service-members, their families and sweethearts with no-cost transportation between the MCAGCC (Marine Air Ground Combat Center) and the Palm Springs International Airport USO, Greyhound station, AMTRAK station, and Ontario International Airport USO. Call 760-799-5488 or email with questions.


77851 Las Montanas, Suite A, Palm Desert, CA 92211-1197 33.767517 -116.306227

Service Options

Languages Spoken

  • English


  • For active-duty military personnel, their families, and significant others.


  • This service is free

How to Apply

Go online to schedule your ride. You will need to provide basic personal information, contact information, and travel information. All rides must be scheduled at least 36 hours in advance.

Pickup times from 29 Palms MCAGCC are as follows:

  • To Palm Springs: Monday through Friday at 9:30am, 12:30pm, 4:30pm, and 9:30pm; Saturday and Sunday at 1:30pm, 4:30pm, and 9:30pm.
  • To Ontario Airport: Monday through Friday at 12:30pm and 4:30pm; Sunday at 1:30pm.

Pickup times going to 29 Palms MCAGCC are as follows:

  • From Palm Springs: Monday through Friday at 8:00am, 11:00am, 3:00pm, and 8:00pm. Saturday and Sunday at 12:00pm, 3:00pm, and 8:00pm.
  • From Ontario Airport: Sunday through Friday at 6:00pm.

It can take as long as 90 minutes to reach Palm Springs from MCAGCC and a minimum of 3 1/2 hours to reach Ontario. Please plan your flights accordingly. Due to limited resources, day trips to Palm Springs are not available.