Department of Defense Considering Closing Commissaries

Defense officials have reportedly asked the Defense Commissary Agency to develop a plan to close all U.S. commissaries, according to a report in the Military Times Friday.

I was shocked when I read these- even though I don’t shop commissaries they are a huge part of my life here in Hampton Roads.

That DeCA has been asked to prepare such a plan on how they would go about closing them.  This does not mean commissaries would close anytime soon. Even if a plan was included in the defense budget request for fiscal 2015 — almost a year away — it would have to be approved by Congress, where many lawmakers would oppose it.

The Military Coalition, comprised of more than 30 military and veterans advocacy groups sharing a common agenda, also would fiercely oppose such a plan.

Obviously there are some financial issues here and it would have huge impact on many military families.

How would this impact you and your family?

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  1. LMills says

    I have used the commissary almost solely for my family’s grocery shopping for close to 27 years. It truly made the difference some months to make it through. I think it is sad that the military community would lose such a benefit with all that service members and their families already give with their service to our country.