Commissary boss: Value overlooked

Military grocery stores operate so efficiently that the discounts provided to shoppers are worth double the value of tax dollars being spent to deliver this prized benefit worldwide to U.S. service members and families. Joseph H. Jeu, director of the Defense Commissary Agency, made that point and more in an interview last week amid rising […]

Commissary testing extended hours in July

USAF photo: Staff Sgt. Delia Marchick Joseph R. Gallegos, commissary produce store associate, stocks the fruit after the lunch rush at the Cannon Air Force Base commissary on June 29. Gallegos will be working when the commissary tests the 11a.m. to 9 p.m. extended hours of operation every Thursday in July. The commissary worked with […]

Commissary eggs unaffected by recall

Defense Commissary Agency FORT LEE, Va. — Military commissaries have not been affected by the massive Wright County Egg voluntary recall, Defense Commissary Agency food safety officials reported. Although the commissaries may carry some of the brands mentioned in the Aug. 13 recall action, the eggs sold in military stores are not part of those […]

Commissary case lot sale upcoming

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Courtesy graphic A case lot sale will be held at the base commissary September 18, 9 a.m.-7 p.m., and September 19, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. inside the commissary. Case lot sales increase the average savings to customers from 30 percent to 50 percent. By Tammy L. Moody: DeCA marketing and mass communications specialist FORT LEE, Va. […]

Dec. 24 Cannon Community

Commissary closure — The commissary will be closed Thursday and Friday. Medical group closure — The clinic will close at 1 p.m. Wednesday, and will be closed Thursday and Friday. The clinic will also be closed at 1 p.m. Dec. 31, and will be closed Jan. 1, Jan. 2, and Jan. 5. Trash pickup — […]

Nov. 26 Cannon Community

Commissary holiday hours — The commissary will be open 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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AFA Chapter 256 to meet April 18 The initial 2008 meeting of Llano Estacado Chapter 256 of the Air Force Association will begin at 5:30 p.m. April 18 at The Landing. Retired Lt. Gen. Don Peterson, former AFA Chapter president and former 27th Fighter Wing commander, will be the guest speaker. Dinner after the meeting […]

Commissaries kick off educational campaign

FORT LEE, Va. – With a fresh academic year under way, students of every age can add “check out library books and discover new ideas” to their “to do” list. If you’re an authorized commissary shopper, you can add “check out DeCA’s Web site” and “Discover Your Benefit” to the list. While students are marking […]

Monetary matters must be monitored closely

Anita Doberman A few weeks ago I went to the commissary with my five children. Going to the grocery store with all of them isn’t easy, so when my husband deploys I often go to a small and extremely expensive store that is very close to our home. But on this particular Sunday, I needed […]

Former financial advisor falters

By Anita Doberman: Local columnist A few weeks ago I went to the commissary with my five children. Going to the grocery store with all of them isn’t easy, so when my husband deploys I often go to a small and extremely expensive store that is very close to our home. But on this particular […]

Career grocer takes reins of commissary

By Tom Philpott: Military Update After 140 years, the tradition of a career military officer being in charge of commissary stores, and how groceries are stocked and sold on base, is over. Patrick B. Nixon, a career grocer and a senior civilian executive of the Defense Commissary Agency (DeCA) since its formation 15 years ago, […]

Aug. 3, 2006 Education Digest

Health fair set for Wednesday The Curry County Wellness Council will hold a back-to-school health fair from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday at Cameo Elementary Gym, according to a news release from the council. The event will include health screenings and immunizations for school-age children as well as backpack and school-supply giveaways, games, fun […]

Cannon Commissary undergoes changes

In an effort to improve the appearance and service provided by the Commissary, several areas have undergone renovations. By moving shopping carts outside, space was freed in order to expand and upgrade the produce and health and beauty departments. Airman Thomas Trower Exclusive military benefits help many families save money throughout the year. One of […]

HAWC challenges Airmen to ‘Energize and Mobilize’

Health and Wellness Center Americans continue to face startling health risks associated with poor diet and physical inactivity. In response to this issue, Cannon is celebrating National 5-A-Day Month this September with the theme “Energize and Mobilize – Eat Fruits, Vegetables, and Be Active.” The theme is meant to empower the base’s residents – both […]

Exchange service merger reviews mixed

By Tom Phillpott: Military Update Bush administration plans to merge the three military exchange systems, to cap commissary shopper savings at an average of 30 percent and to test “variable pricing” as a way to reduce commissary taxpayer support drew sharp criticism during a House hearing on Wednesday. Republican subcommittee chairman John McHugh of New […]

Variable pricing option earns criticism

By Tom Philpott: Military Update Despite congressional criticism, and charges by military associations of benefit tampering, the Department of Defense has hired consultants to do a quick study on use of “variable pricing” in base grocery stores. By law, commissary items are sold at cost plus a 5 percent surcharge, which is used to renovate […]

Chief backs unlimited shopping by reservists

By Tom Philpott The director of the Defense Commissary Agency (DeCA) says he supports a House-passed initiative to give drilling reservists and National Guard personnel unlimited shopping privileges in military grocery stores. “They are delivering war-fighting capability just as well and as often as active-duty counterparts and should be compensated as first-team members, including from […]