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Shuttle runs between JBLM and SeaTac

Owner Robert Asche is proud of the service the JBLM Airporter, the Bremerton-Kitsap Airporter, and the Sound Connection provide to the surrounding area. Photo credit: Bremerton-Kitsap Airporter

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For veterans seeking employment, the Bremerton-Kitsap Airporter, Inc. ( will offer the opportunity at the Dream Big Career Fair July 20.

"I look for personable and outgoing individuals to work for us," wrote veteran Lauri Smith, the company's operation manager, in an email.

"The veterans and military retirees who work here are outstanding, and they know the people we serve expect ‘above and beyond' service."

She also said the company is family oriented, offers competitive wages, year-end bonuses and vacation pay.

The company's history is rooted in military service.

After two decades of service in the Navy, Richard Asche retired to the Pacific Northwest. 

Realizing an opportunity to transport sailors to and from Seattle-Tacoma International (SeaTac) Airport, he began the company with a Volkswagen Van Oct. 10, 1979.

In June 1984, the shuttle service added Joint Base Lewis-McChord, the Madigan Army Medical Center and McChord Field to its route.

Since then, the company has transported almost four million people as it totals nearly 1.5 million miles every year.

"Currently, we use five vans for the JBLM pick-up locations and 21 buses for our Kitsap locations," continued Smith.

"In each case, at each stop, customer service is our number one priority."

Specific to the JBLM area, which Smith referred to as the "JBLM Airporter," there are nine daily runs between the base and SeaTac every two-and-a-half hours.

Current services include the following:

Kitsap-SeaTac Service

  • Providing service from nine convenient locations on the Kitsap Peninsula.
  • 21 scheduled daily trips to and from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.
  • Maximum 21- to 29-passenger busses on every trip.
  • Limited service on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.

JBLM-Lewis/McChord Service

  • Providing nine daily trips to/from JBLM-Lewis, Madigan Hospital and McChord Field from eight convenient locations.
  • 11- or 21-passenger van service to and from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport on every trip.
  • No service on Thanksgiving or Christmas Day.

Charter Service

Special airport trips or charters for small groups up to 29 passengers can be arranged for trips to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport or elsewhere in western Washington. Additional information can be obtained by calling their office during normal business hours. Rates dependent on time in use and size of bus/van.

  • Chartered or Special Airport trip for small groups of up to 29 passengers.
  • Transportation can be arranged for trips to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport or elsewhere within the Puget Sound area.
  • Arrange for door-to-door pick-up and delivery by an 11-passenger van or a 21-, 24- or 29-passenger mini-bus at a time and place that you select.
  • Please make your charter reservations no sooner than one week prior to charter date.

For more information and reservations, call 360.876.1737. If you travel often, ask about commuter fares.

"We have a family atmosphere here; we welcome veterans and transitioning servicemembers to apply," concluded Smith.

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