Commissaries Receive New Check`out System
American Forces Press Service
WASHINGTON, Feb. 23, 1996 Fifty commissaries will receive new grocery checkout systems beginning this spring, according to Defense Commissary Agency officials.
The upgrades are part of a three-year modernization project. Of the 50 stores, eight will receive the new equipment within 60 days as part of the system's test phase.
Stateside test commissaries are at Fort Lee, Va.; MacDill Air Force Base, Fla.; Jacksonville Naval Air Station, Fla.; Marine Corps Logistics Base, Albany, Ga.; and Fort Lewis, Wash. In addition, three commissaries in Germany -- Baumholder, Idar Oberstein and Neubruecke -- will test the new equipment.
The new system will allow customers to make credit and debit card purchases and use electronic coupons. These features are now available to customers in some commercial supermarkets.
The checkout systems in many commissaries are severely outdated and require costly, hard-to-find maintenance, said John Goodman, the commissary agency's project manager. He added the new systems are more efficient, which will help store managers maintain stocks and reduce costs.
Agency officials said plans are to install another 125 systems in 1997 and the last 125 by June 1998. DoD awarded a four-year installation and maintenance contract to AT&T Global Information Solutions of Rockville, Md. The contract also includes four one-year options.
Andrews Air Force Base, Md.
Bolling Air Force Base, Washington, D.C.
Charleston Air Force Base, S.C.
Dover Air Force Base, Del.
Dyess Air Force Base, Texas
Fairchild Air Force Base, Wash.
Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii
Hurlburt Field, Fla.
Kelly Air Force Base, Texas
Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark.
McChord Air Force Base, Wash.
McConnell Air Force Base, Kan.
*MacDill Air Force Base, Fla.
Nellis Air Force Base, Nev.
Ramstein Air Base, Germany
Tinker Air Force Base, Okla.
Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla.
Vogelweh Air Base, Germany
Marine Corps Combat Development Command, Quantico, Va.
*Marine Corps Logistics Base, Albany, Ga.
Marine Corps Logistics Base, Barstow, Calif.
Barbers Point Naval Air Station, Hawaii
Hamilton Housing, Novato, Calif.
*Jacksonville Naval Air Station, Fla.
Naval Surface Warfare Center, Dahlgren, Va.
Naval Training Center, Great Lakes, Ill.
Naval Communications Station, Stockton, Calif.
U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Md.
Fort Belvoir, Va.
Fort Campbell, Ky.
Fort Hamilton, N.Y.
Fort Leavenworth, Kan.
*Fort Lee, Va.
*Fort Lewis, Wash.
Fort McCoy, Wis.
Fort Meade, Md.
Fort Monmouth, N.J.
Fort Richardson, Alaska
Fort Riley, Kan.
Fort Stewart, Ga.
Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany
Kelley Barracks, Stuttgart, Germany
*Neubruecke Kaserne, Neubruecke, Germany
Panzer Barracks, Boeblingen, Germany
Patch Barracks, Stuttgart, Germany
Rose Barracks, Vilseck, Germany
*Smith Barracks, Baumholder, Germany
*Strausburg Kaserne, Idar Oberstein, Germany
Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, D.C.
* test site