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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

 

 Alaska

 Elmendorf Air Force Base

 

 Arizona

 Davis-Monthan Air Force Base

 Luke Air Force Base

 

 California

 March Air Force Base

 Camp Pendleton Marine Corps Base

 Travis Air Force Base

 

 Colorado

 Fort Carson

 

 Florida

 Eglin Air Force Base

 Naval Air Station Jacksonville

 Patrick Air Force Base

 Naval Air Station Pensacola

 

 Georgia

 Fort Benning

 

 Illinois

 Scott Air Force Base

 

 Kentucky

 Fort Campbell

 

 Maryland

 Andrews Air Force Base

 

 Mississippi

 Keesler Air Force Base

 

 New Jersey

 McGuire Air Force Base

 

 New Mexico

 Kirtland Air Force Base

 

 Nevada

 Nellis Air Force Base

 

 Ohio

 Wright-Patterson Air Force Base

 

 Oklahoma

 Fort Sill

 Tinker Air Force Base

 

 Texas

 Fort Bliss

 Lackland Air Force Base

 Randolph Air Force Base

 

 Virginia

 Langley Air Force Base

 Naval Amphibious Base Little Creek

 Naval Air Station Oceana

 Marine Corps Base Quantico

 

 EUROPE

 

 Germany

 Mannheim

 Vogelweh

 

 Italy

 Aviano

 Gricignano

 Mineo

 Naples

 Sigonella

 Vicenza

 

 United Kingdom

 RAF Lakenheath

 

 PACIFIC

 

 Japan

 Kadena Air Base, Okinawa

 

 

 Commissaries Reducing Holiday Closures

 (Check at stores for local details)

 

 Alabama

 Gunter Air Force Base

 

 Alaska

 Fort Greely

 

 Arizona

 Marine Corps Air Station Yuma

 Yuma Proving Ground

 

 California

 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

 

 Florida

 Naval Air Station Key West

 Naval Air Station Whiting Field

 

 Georgia

 Marine Corps Logistics Base, Albany

 Navy Supply Corps School, Athens

 Fort McPherson

 Camp Merrill

 Moody Air Force Base

 

 Hawaii

 Naval Air Station Barbers Point

 Fort Shafter

 

 Illinois

 C.M. Price Support Center, Granite City

 Rock Island Arsenal

 

 Indiana

 Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane

 Harrison Village, Indianapolis

 

 Louisiana

 Naval Support Activity New Orleans

 

 Maine

 Bangor Air National Guard Base

 Cutler Communications Base, East Machias

 Naval Security Base, Winter Harbor

 

 Maryland

 Naval Station Annapolis

 Fort Detrick

 Naval Air Station Patuxent River

 

 Mississippi

 Columbus Air Force Base

 Naval Construction Battalion Center, Gulfport

 Naval Air Station Meridian

 

 Montana

 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

 

 Nevada

 Naval Air Station Fallon

 

 North Carolina

 Mallonee Village (Fort Bragg)

 Marine Corps Station, New River

 Pope Air Force Base

 

 Pennsylvania

 C.E. Kelly Support Center, Oakdale

 Carlisle Barracks

 Tobyhanna Army Depot

 

 Rhode Island

 Naval Education and Training Center, Newport

 

 Tennessee

 Arnold Air Force Station

 

 Texas

 Brooks Air Force Base

 Kelly Air Force Base

 Naval Air Station Kingsville

 

 Utah

 Dugway Proving Ground

 Hill Air Force Base

 

 Virginia

 Naval Surface Warfare Center, Dahlgren

 Fort Monroe

 

 Wisconsin

 Fort McCoy

 

 EUROPE

 

 Azores

 Lajes Field

 

 Germany

 Babenhausen

 Bad Aibling

 Bad Kissingen

 Bad Nauheim

 Buedingen

 Darmstadt

 Garmisch

 Giebelstadt

 Giessen

 Gelnhausen

 Idar Oberstein

 Kelley Barracks

 McCully Barracks

 Panzer Barracks

 Rhein-Main

 Worms

 

 Italy

 Costanzo

 Livorno

 Mineo

 

 United Kingdom

 RAF Alconbury

 RAF Croughton

 RAF Fairford

 RAF Menwith Hill

 

 Spain

 Rota

 

 Turkey

 Izmir

 

 PACIFIC

 

 Korea

 Camp Page

 Fleet Activities Chinhae

 Hannam Village

 Osan Air Base

 Taegu

 

 Japan

 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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