Uber San Diego Pays Tribute To Veteran Driver-Partners

This Veterans Day, we’re proud to honor the service members and military spouses who are driver-partners with Uber San Diego. On Tuesday, November 11th, riders can thank a member of the UberMILITARY community in person by selecting the vehicle option UberMILITARY and taking a ride with an uberX veteran or military spouse driver-partner. The UberMILITARY vehicle option will be live in the app from 8am-10pm PST.

For every UberMILITARY ride, Uber will make a donation to Hiring Our Heroes, a non-profit organization that helps veterans and military spouses transition to civilian life.

We actively seek out service members and military spouses to drive with Uber because they tend to be some of the best driver-partners on the platform. Based on a case study conducted right here in San Diego, we found that veterans maintain higher driver ratings on average than non-veteran partners and also complete the more trips per week. In short, veterans are all-stars and the community values them tremendously.

There are over 300 service members and military spouses partnering with Uber in San Diego and moving riders around our city every day. We’d like to introduce you to a few of them – and we hope you’ll join us in saying “thank you.”

Name: Armando A.
Military Service: United States Navy
Uber Partner Since: January, 2014
“I became an uberX partner to enjoy the freedom of making my own work schedule and to make discretionary income. In doing so, I’ve met very friendly riders, which made driving with Uber a fun experience. I also enjoy giving rides to people visiting San Diego, so I can recommend places in town for them to visit.”
Name: Ernesto M.
Military Service: United States Navy
Uber Partner Since: February, 2014
It’s been an awesome experience partnering with Uber. The best part is that I control my hours and income. The joy of being out and about and meeting great riders is awesome! I see myself with Uber for a very long time!” 
Name: Kristy A.
Military Service: Military Spouse of Navy Veteran
Uber Partner Since: May, 2014
“I’m a military wife so I’ve basically had to put my career second to my husband’s, and Uber allows me to do that. I can continue my education and stay at home with my son, and we can maintain the kind of lifestyle we’ve become accustomed to.”

Whether you’re commuting to work, making a coffee run, or heading out for Taco Tuesday,  ride with #UberMILITARY to thank local veterans and make an impact with the simple press of a button. Not sure where to go? Take a ride to the Mount Soledad Veterans Memorial to pay tribute to our nation’s heroes and enjoy one of the most scenic views in town. Visitors can expect to see thousands of plaques honoring veterans, both living and deceased. Docents and volunteers will be on-site to conduct mini-tours.

Use promo code: 
Good for $20 off your first Uber ride. New users only.


New to Uber? Take your first uberX ride on us! Simply sign up and enter UberMILITARY in the “Promotions” section of your app. That’ll give you $20 off your first ride.

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