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Obama plans to shut down all commissaries across the US

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[QUOTE=opsspec1991;486437]Defense Secretary Chuck Hagelís comptroller and the Joint Staff have asked the Defense Commissary Agency (DeCA) for a plan to close all stateside base grocery stores, in order to save money amid sharply falling budgets and preserve force readiness, according to military resale community sources.

Time will tell if this is just the loudest warning shot yet fired by a department desperate for budget relief, or if stateside commissaries, still enormously popular with military families and retirees, are viewed by current military leaders as a costly relic burdening a financially stressed force.

Under Secretary of Defense Robert Hale, the departmentís top financial adviser, and Air Force Lt. Gen. Mark F. Ramsay, director of force structure, resources and assessment for the Joint Staff, reportedly requested the plan in a meeting with military personnel policy and commissary officials.

It was to be briefed soon to Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton Carter and Adm. James Winnefeld, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
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  1. counselorcop's Avatar
    The men and women who serve don't earn enough money to do what they do. Their families deserve perks like commissaries.

    Even though I'm from corn country, I would rather see them cut the subsidy for Ethanol from corn than to cut commissaries.

    Don't pinch pennies when it comes to soldiers, veterans and their families.
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