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Healthy Lifestyle Event

The Defense Commissary Agency will host the military resale partnership event, Your Healthy Lifestyle Festival, July 1-31 at commissaries worldwide.
This annual event will feature discounted prices on produce at commissary farmers markets, savings on workout equipment and apparel at exchanges, health screenings at local clinics, and fitness events hosted by the post morale, welfare and recreation activities.
With the theme Live Healthy and Save Big!, the festival combines savings while supporting the military communitys health and wellness goals, said DeCA Sales Director Tracie Russ.
We heartily support DODs many initiatives to improve the health and wellness of service members and their families. Supporting this fest is a great way to continue that tradition, Russ said. Together, the military resale community helps reinforce the installation as the No. 1 destination for partnership events.
The festival combines commissary farmers markets, exchange sidewalk sales, MWR fitness events, demos, music, free nutritious food samples, prize giveaways, discount coupon offers, health and wellness information and childrens programs.
Our patrons benefit most through the collaborative efforts of commissaries, exchanges, MWR services and our industry partners, Russ said.

For DeCA, the Lifestyle Festival also gives more visibility to the commissaries worldwide farmers market program, an event that has offered plenty of tasty fruits and vegetables for the past three years, Russ said.
Our patrons are in for a treat when it comes to the quality produce offered at our farmers markets, Russ said. Thanks to the creativity of our store personnel and industry partners who inject plenty of imagination and excitement into our farmers markets, combined with the exchange sales and the MWR fitness events, this festival will be a must-attend for our military customers.
Although the bulk of the sales are in July and early August, a few locations will be held in June to avoid calendar conflicts: Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California (June 18-19); Chievres Air Base, Belgium (June 12-14); Dugway Proving Ground, Utah (June 26); Izmir Air Station, Turkey (June 27-29); Los Angeles Air Force Base (June 13-15); Naval Station Mayport, Florida (June 13-15); Naval Base Pearl Harbor Commissary, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii (June 26-29); Naval Shipyard Portsmouth, Maine (June 26-28); and Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, California (June 12).
An overall schedule listing installations and dates can be found on the DeCA website at http://www.commissaries.com/healthy-lifestyle-festival.cfm.
Commissary patrons should also check the individual store Web pages for more information on farmers market dates and other scheduled events. Customers who live near multiple commissaries are encouraged to use the DeCA website to frequent all sales in their area.
Customers are also advised to contact their local installation media for specific festival event schedules.
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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 an average of about 30 percent on their purchases compared to commercial prices  savings amounting to 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.


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Mount Pinatubo-Good Read!

Twenty-five years ago this month, a natural disaster in the Philippines forced the eventual closure of all U.S. military bases in the country. Among the facilities that closed were three commissaries, one run by the Air Force Commissary Service (AFCOMS) and two by the Navy Resale Services Support Office (NAVRESSO).
This event occurred nearly four months before all the military commissaries consolidated into the Defense Commissary Agency. During this widespread disaster, personnel from AFCOMS and NAVRESSO distinguished themselves by focusing on the welfare of hundreds of military family members who depended upon the commissaries for their subsistence.
On June 10, 1991, the impending eruption of long-dormant volcano Mount Pinatubo on Luzon forced the evacuation of hundreds of military personnel and their families from Clark Air Base to Naval Base Subic Bay.
As things turned out, they had left Clark with little time to spare; just two days later, on June 12, the mountain erupted and covered Clark with volcanic ash.
Two days after the initial eruption, Clark Commissary Officer Bobby Peters, realized the hundreds of evacuees were putting a strain on supplies available at the Subic Bay commissary. Knowing there was a large amount of badly needed canned, packaged and bottled food at the Clark Commissary, Peters decided to go back to Clark and retrieve as much of that food as possible.
Accompanied by a single Filipino volunteer, he drove a truck through a foot or more of fallen ash to the Clark Commissary. They were on their way when the mountain erupted again, but this time an approaching typhoon, Yunya, began blowing the ash cloud away from Clark and toward Subic Bay. Pressing on, Peters reached the Clark Commissary, and the two men scavenged the entire store for undamaged goods.
By the time Peters made it back to Subic, rain was beginning to fall, and Subic was beginning to be covered with wet ash. Soon a torrential downpour began. The evacuees and their hosts at Subic, as well as people at Naval Station San Miguel, began a truly terrifying experience. Torrential rainfall soaked the ash, making it as heavy as cement, while mud flows (known as lahars) began making travel impossible.
The wet, heavy ash snapped tree branches and collapsed roofs; two children were killed by one roof collapse. The day became dark as night, and the electricity was cut off when power lines snapped and transformers shorted out with loud explosions. In the oppressive heat and darkness there were no lights, air conditioning, or running water. Repeated earthquakes generated by the mountain, and vicious thunder and lightning brought by the typhoon, terrorized everyone. Dale Bauer, the Clark Commissarys security officer, later put it succinctly: We feared for our lives.
Jack McGregor, DeCAs Pacific Area logistics chief, well remembers the destruction wrought by the Pinatubo eruption. Back in 1991, he was assigned to Subic Bay as a NAVRESSO employee when it seemed as if Mother Nature had a personal grudge against the Philippines.
After the volcano, it became clear that if we didnt pull together in true team fashion, it wasnt going to do us all much good, McGregor recalled during a recent interview. When the decision was made to close Clark and leave Subic Bay open, the efforts to move product from Clark to Subic were set in motion. Remember, at the time, this was two separate agencies, so cooperation was key. And it went very well.
When the typhoon passed, the people at Subic emerged from their homes and public shelters to discover scenes of destruction. Power lines were down, and buildings and vehicles were covered with hardened ash. Bobby Peters and more volunteers went back to Clark to finish salvaging the commissary, and discovered a moonscape: the base was partially buried under several feet of ash and lahars.
Many buildings, including commissary warehouses at Subic Bay and San Miguel, were damaged or destroyed, and the stores at San Miguel and Clark were beyond repair. Of the three, only the Subic store ever reopened.
The personnel from Clark and San Miguel were soon moved out of the Philippines, first by ship and then by air, and were taken to Andersen Air Base in Guam. From there, they were reassigned, and scattered to Air Force or Navy bases all over the world.
I like to think that this is one of those life experiences that help us all understand just how important our mission is, said McGregor, who temporarily housed a family of Clark evacuees in his Subic quarters. I have so many memories of the evacuation of dependents, and the grateful expressions when you gave somebody something as simple as a bottle of water. Im proud to have been part of it, but I dont necessarily want to do it again.
Subic Bay closed the following year (1992), when economics, political change, and the end of the Cold War compelled the closure of all U.S. bases in the Philippines. When they finished departing in 1993, it marked the end of a 95-year U. S. military presence that began May 1, 1898, at the outset of the Spanish-American War.
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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 an average of about 30 percent on their purchases compared to commercial prices  savings amounting to 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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