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Commissary Holiday Hours

Below are the holiday hours for the rest of year:

Christmas Eve-December 24, 2016-0700-1600
Christmas Day-December 25, 2016-CLOSED
New Year's Day-January 1, 2017-CLOSED

Military Scholarship 2017

This holiday season is full of the usual landmark dates, including Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years Day. However, theres one other date in December which could prove to be almost as important as the traditional celebrations for some military families: Dec. 13 marks the opening of the Scholarships for Military Children Program for the 2017-2018 school year.
Now entering its 17th year, the program was created to recognize the contributions of military families to the readiness of the fighting force and to celebrate the role of the commissary in the military family community, according to the mission statement on the militaryscholar.org website.
At least one scholarship worth $2,000 will be awarded at every commissary location where qualified applications are received. Additional recipients will be selected based on a prorated basis, so more scholarships will be awarded at those stores with larger numbers of applicants. A total of 700 scholarship grants will be awarded this year.
Fisher House Foundation, a nonprofit organization that helps service members and their families, administers the program. Scholarship Managers, a national, nonprofit, scholarship management services organization, manages and awards the scholarships.
This is always an exciting time of year, when the Fisher House Scholarships for Military Children program kicks off, knowing 700 military children will have the opportunity to receive a $2000 scholarship to help toward their studies, said Marye Dobson, the Defense Commissary Agencys liaison for the scholarship program.
The commissarys industry partners, including vendors, suppliers and manufacturers, as well as the general public donate money to the program, and every dollar donated goes directly toward funding the scholarships.
To qualify for consideration, applicants must be a dependent, unmarried child, younger than 21  or 23, if enrolled as a full-time student at a college or university  of a service member on active duty, a Reserve or Guard member, retiree or survivor of a military member who died while on active duty, or survivor of a retiree.
Applications must be hand-delivered or shipped via the U.S. Postal Service or other delivery methods to the commissary where the applicants family normally shops by close of business Friday, Feb. 12, 2017. Applications cannot be emailed or faxed.
Every year, we continue to be impressed by the caliber of military children who submit applications. The students who are selected to receive scholarship grants are truly the best of the best, said Jim Weiskopf, Fisher House Foundation vice president.
Applicants should ensure that they and their sponsor are enrolled in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System database and have a military ID card. The applicant must attend or plan to attend an accredited college or university, full time, in the fall of 2017 or be enrolled in studies designed to transfer to a four-year program.
Students who are awarded a full scholarship or receive an appointment to one of the military academies or affiliated preparatory schools are not eligible to receive funds from this program. A full scholarship is usually defined as one that provides for payment of tuition, books, lab fees and other expenses.
In the past 16 years of its existence, the program has awarded more than $15 million in scholarships to over 9,000 students.
For more information, students or sponsors should visit www.militaryscholar.org. You can also call Scholarship Managers at (856) 616-9311 or email them at militaryscholar@scholarshipmanagers.com.
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About DeCA: The Defense Commissary Agency operates a worldwide chain of commissaries providing groceries to military personnel, retirees and their families in a safe and secure shopping environment. Commissaries provide a military benefit and make no profit on the sale of merchandise. Authorized patrons purchase items at cost plus a 5-percent surcharge, which covers the costs of building new commissaries and modernizing existing ones. By shopping regularly in the commissary, patrons save thousands of dollars annually. A core military family support element, and a valued part of military pay and benefits, commissaries contribute to family readiness, enhance the quality of life for Americas military and their families, and help recruit and retain the best and brightest men and women to serve their country.


Stay Connected to Your Commissary Benefit
COMMISSARIES.COM: Visit www.commissaries.com to learn more about the Defense Commissary Agency: check out the latest news, find a store near you, see what's on sale, create a shopping list, learn of food and product recalls, scan employment opportunities, read frequently asked questions, submit a customer comment form online through DeCA's Your Action Line and more.

COMMISSARY CONNECTION: Stay connected with the latest news about your most valued benefit, Hot Links to additional savings, shopping sprees, contests, commissary promotions, events and more, go to www.commissaries.com/subscribe.cfm and subscribe to the Commissary Connection newsletter.

FACEBOOK: Visit www.facebook.com/YourCommissary, DeCAs Facebook page, where you can post comments and share news, photos and videos.

YOUTUBE: To see DeCAs latest videos, visit www.youtube.com/DefenseCommissary.

TWITTER: To see DeCAs latest "tweets," visit www.twitter.com/YourCommissary.

PINTEREST: To see DeCAs theme-based image collections, visit http://www.pinterest.com/YourCommissary.

FLICKR: To see DeCAs latest photographs, visit http://www.flickr.com/photos/commissary/.

Commissary Reward Cards

Introduced just four years ago, the Commissary Rewards Cards popularity with patrons is only growing with more than 1 million active users as of July 13, according to the Defense Commissary Agency officials.
The fact that we passed the 1 million mark in registered users is testament to the popularity of digital coupons, said Marye Dobson, manager of DeCAs Commissary Rewards Card program. We work with our industry partners to provide our patrons with the type of digital coupons they want most.
The Commissary Rewards Card goes that extra step and saves patrons even more on top of their commissary benefit, she added.
Some fast facts about the digital coupon redemption system illustrate its popularity:
" Users have redeemed over 9 million coupons
" Users have saved more than $10 million on their grocery purchases
" Users can also benefit from promotions and contests specially designed by DeCAs industry partners for the Commissary Rewards Card
The cards services are available through apps on both Android and iPhone/iPad devices, which makes it handy for on-the-go shopping. The apps also include information on the closest store to the patron and feature promotions and contests tied to the Rewards Cards. Authorized shoppers who prefer to load coupons to their cards from a computer can go to www.commissaries.com/rewards/index.cfm where they can also find program information and register their cards.
DeCAs industry partners are also getting in on the game creating promotions and contests specially designed for the Commissary Rewards Card. Dobson pointed out that some of the promotions and contests will only be available to card users.
Here are a few quick tips to remember when using your Rewards Card:
" To get a Rewards Card ask your cashier.
" Be sure to register your card at www.commissaries.com/rewards/index.cfm
" Clip or download digital coupons to your account (the coupons are automatically loaded to your card when clipped).
" Print or view your list of coupons electronically via the mobile app or the website.
" Present your card at checkout; it will be scanned for coupons that match your purchases.
" Digital coupons are automatically erased from your account as they are redeemed or as they expire.
For customer service questions, patrons should call Inmar at 855-829-6219 or send an email to commissarysupport@inmar.com. Customers can also visit www.commissaries.com/documents/contact_deca/faqs/rewards_card.cfm for list of frequently asked questions.
-DeCA-

About DeCA: The Defense Commissary Agency operates a worldwide chain of commissaries providing groceries to military personnel, retirees and their families in a safe and secure shopping environment. Commissaries provide a military benefit and make no profit on the sale of merchandise. Authorized patrons purchase items at cost plus a 5-percent surcharge, which covers the costs of building new commissaries and modernizing existing ones. By shopping regularly in the commissary, patrons save thousands of dollars annually. A core military family support element, and a valued part of military pay and benefits, commissaries contribute to family readiness, enhance the quality of life for Americas military and their families, and help recruit and retain the best and brightest men and women to serve their country.


Stay Connected to Your Commissary Benefit
COMMISSARIES.COM: Visit www.commissaries.com to learn more about the Defense Commissary Agency: check out the latest news, find a store near you, see what's on sale, create a shopping list, learn of food and product recalls, scan employment opportunities, read frequently asked questions, submit a customer comment form online through DeCA's Your Action Line and more.

COMMISSARY CONNECTION: Stay connected with the latest news about your most valued benefit, Hot Links to additional savings, shopping sprees, contests, commissary promotions, events and more, go to www.commissaries.com/subscribe.cfm and subscribe to the Commissary Connection newsletter.

FACEBOOK: Visit www.facebook.com/YourCommissary, DeCAs Facebook page, where you can post comments and share news, photos and videos.

YOUTUBE: To see DeCAs latest videos, visit www.youtube.com/DefenseCommissary.

TWITTER: To see DeCAs latest "tweets," visit www.twitter.com/YourCommissary.

PINTEREST: To see DeCAs theme-based image collections, visit http://www.pinterest.com/YourCommissary.

FLICKR: To see DeCAs latest photographs, visit http://www.flickr.com/photos/commissary/.

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