Furlough News: Fort Bragg Commissary Hours to Resume on Mondays

Good news for DECA employees and patrons alike.

Fort Bragg's commissaries will return to normal operating schedules Aug. 19 since the furlough length was shortened this week. Both the North and South Post  commissaries will be open on Aug. 19, and all of the following Mondays, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. The commissaries were forced to modify employee hours on July 8. 

Back to school savings

Commissaries are offering significant savings on "Back to School" products to help parents prepare their children for the classroom.

"Your commissary is the very best choice to get food products for your children's healthy breakfasts; easy-to-prepare, healthy pack lunches; after-school snacks and other school-related items," said Michelle Frost, the Defense Commissary Agency's chief of promotions and marketing. "And, we have them available at the best prices in town."

History of the commissary: American military commissaries sell groceries and household goods to active-duty, Guard, Reserve, and retired service members and their families at an average savings of more than 30 percent when compared to prices at local civilian supermarkets. Commissaries constitute one of the top benefits for today’s military and are an important inducement to recruitment and retention of skilled personnel, while simultaneously holding down taxpayer costs.

The commissary benefit is not a recent innovation. Sales of goods from commissary department storehouses to military personnel began in 1825, when Army officers at specified posts could make purchases for their personal use, paying at-cost prices. By 1841, officers could also purchase items for members of their immediate families.

Michael Sharr August 08, 2013 at 03:55 PM
I think all military veterans who served this country and left with an honorable discharge should be allowed to use this facility
Elizabeth August 10, 2013 at 10:55 PM
It's already packed as it is. They have to draw the line somewhere.


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