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Commissaries Open More Shopping Days

Special to American Forces Press Service

FORT LEE, Va., Feb. 12, 1999 – Selected commissaries plan by March 1 to give shoppers more aisle time either by opening daily or reducing the times they close three straight days for federal holidays.

Defense Commissary Agency officials said they were able to increase operating days at more than 130 stores because of savings realized in grocery transportation costs. Officials chose stores based on such factors as their capacity, normal crowding and accessibility to shoppers on holidays and weekends.

Stores going daily already operate six days a week.

Agency officials said they have no specifics on stores that will reduce the number of times they close three straight days during federal holiday periods. They said agency headquarters told regions to add about six or seven operating days at chosen stores, but didn't specify dates -- shoppers should check their stores for local details.

Army Sgt. Maj. Clevola H. Fedak, senior enlisted adviser to the agency director, hailed the announcement. Part of her job is to visit installations regularly and collect shoppers' comments. More shopping hours, she said, is the top request she hears.

"Service members and their spouses told me commissary operating hours were not tailored to the needs of the military community, especially when there's a federal holiday involved," Fedak said. "This decision clearly represents DeCA's commitment to the needs of our shoppers."

For more information about commissary news and promotions, store locations worldwide, operating times and more, visit the Defense Commissary Agency Web site at www.deca.mil/customerweb.

 Stores Opening Daily



 Elmendorf Air Force Base



 Davis-Monthan Air Force Base

 Luke Air Force Base



 March Air Force Base

 Camp Pendleton Marine Corps Base

 Travis Air Force Base



 Fort Carson



 Eglin Air Force Base

 Naval Air Station Jacksonville

 Patrick Air Force Base

 Naval Air Station Pensacola



 Fort Benning



 Scott Air Force Base



 Fort Campbell



 Andrews Air Force Base



 Keesler Air Force Base


 New Jersey

 McGuire Air Force Base


 New Mexico

 Kirtland Air Force Base



 Nellis Air Force Base



 Wright-Patterson Air Force Base



 Fort Sill

 Tinker Air Force Base



 Fort Bliss

 Lackland Air Force Base

 Randolph Air Force Base



 Langley Air Force Base

 Naval Amphibious Base Little Creek

 Naval Air Station Oceana

 Marine Corps Base Quantico
















 United Kingdom

 RAF Lakenheath





 Kadena Air Base, Okinawa



 Commissaries Reducing Holiday Closures

 (Check at stores for local details)



 Gunter Air Force Base



 Fort Greely



 Marine Corps Air Station Yuma

 Yuma Proving Ground



 Naval Weapons Warfare Center China Lake

 Naval Air Facility El Centro

 Naval Air Station Lemoore

 Los Angeles Air Force Base

 Naval Air Station North Island

 Naval Construction Battalion Center Port Hueneme

 Presidio of San Francisco



 Naval Air Station Key West

 Naval Air Station Whiting Field



 Marine Corps Logistics Base, Albany

 Navy Supply Corps School, Athens

 Fort McPherson

 Camp Merrill

 Moody Air Force Base



 Naval Air Station Barbers Point

 Fort Shafter



 C.M. Price Support Center, Granite City

 Rock Island Arsenal



 Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane

 Harrison Village, Indianapolis



 Naval Support Activity New Orleans



 Bangor Air National Guard Base

 Cutler Communications Base, East Machias

 Naval Security Base, Winter Harbor



 Naval Station Annapolis

 Fort Detrick

 Naval Air Station Patuxent River



 Columbus Air Force Base

 Naval Construction Battalion Center, Gulfport

 Naval Air Station Meridian



 Malmstrom Air Force Base


 New Hampshire

 Portsmouth Naval Shipyard


 New Jersey

 Naval Air Engineering Station Lakehurst

 Picatinny Arsenal


 New York

 Mitchel Field, Garden City

 Naval Administrative Unit Scotia



 Naval Air Station Fallon


 North Carolina

 Mallonee Village (Fort Bragg)

 Marine Corps Station, New River

 Pope Air Force Base



 C.E. Kelly Support Center, Oakdale

 Carlisle Barracks

 Tobyhanna Army Depot


 Rhode Island

 Naval Education and Training Center, Newport



 Arnold Air Force Station



 Brooks Air Force Base

 Kelly Air Force Base

 Naval Air Station Kingsville



 Dugway Proving Ground

 Hill Air Force Base



 Naval Surface Warfare Center, Dahlgren

 Fort Monroe



 Fort McCoy





 Lajes Field




 Bad Aibling

 Bad Kissingen

 Bad Nauheim







 Idar Oberstein

 Kelley Barracks

 McCully Barracks

 Panzer Barracks









 United Kingdom

 RAF Alconbury

 RAF Croughton

 RAF Fairford

 RAF Menwith Hill











 Camp Page

 Fleet Activities Chinhae

 Hannam Village

 Osan Air Base




 Camp Zama

 Hario Village

 Marine Corps Air Station, Iwakuni

 Misawa Air Base

 Sagami Depot, Tokyo

 Sagamihara, Tokyo

 Fleet Activities Yokosuka


 (Adapted from a Defense Commissary Agency news release.)

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