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Management at Los Angeles Commissary ask for your continued support as we continue making improvements to a new and improved Commissary, we anticipate a completion date of December 18, 2017.

Come check out the Annual Back to School Sale, September 14, 15, 16, 2017.

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DeCAs website that makes it easy to find new commissary-oriented websites. Created by companies that sell their products in commissaries, there are six new websites designed for commissary shoppers. Their offerings include coupons, contests and other types of shopper services for exclusive use by commissary shoppers. On Sept. 1, DeCAs home page started featuring the Exclusive Savings link to its page that has the links to the new websites. Offerings differ from site to site, but they all offer something special above what you may find in our stores, said Chris Burns, DeCAs director of sales. Our industry partners have worked hard to make this possible for our military service members, their families and military retirees, and were glad to be able to offer an easy way to find these values with a link on our website. DeCA does not control the content of the sites, Burns added. DeCAs website is featuring links to these sites as a service to commissary customers, to make it easier for them to get the most out of their commissary benefit, he said.

Commissary Gift Cards are available for purchase in denominations of $25 and $50. A customer uses the card as long as there is a balance on it; once the complete $25 or $50 total is exhausted, the card can no longer be used. There is no monetary change issued for unused portions of the card. Shoppers can use the remaining card balance in conjunction with other forms of payment. Here are some quick facts about the Commissary Gift Card: 1) The cards expire five years from the date of purchase; 2) Online orders incur a handling fee. These fees are not assessed to in-store orders; 3) There is no limit to the number of gift cards that a purchaser can buy. However, DeCA officials recommend organizations and activities consider purchasing online, if they need $500 or more in gift cards.


Commissary patrons advised to stock up for emergencies

Disaster planning is considered crucial to improving your odds of survival; and this year, the Defense Commissary Agency has worked with its industry partners to offer many of the items needed for severe weather survival kits at reduced prices, said DeCA Director and CEO Joseph H. Jeu. We always offer certain nonperishable foods, water and nonedible items such as batteries as part of our summer club packs, said Jeu, referring to the bulk purchases similar to what a consumer would see at a membership warehouse. But this year, our network of industry partners  manufacturers, vendors and suppliers  offered us a special package of discounted items that our customers would need to augment their survival kits; and we extended the availability of these items in our stores to coincide with the peak periods of severe weather. Since April 1, items such as canned chicken, powdered milk, batteries, weather-ready flashlights, all-weather tape, first aid kits, lighters, matches, candles and hand sanitizer have been reduced in price as part of the severe weather promotional package that runs until Oct. 31. We want our customers to know that they need to stock their food pantries with items to sustain them for any emergency that could occur anywhere in the world at any time, Jeu said.
Water – at least 1 gallon daily per person for three to seven days.
Food – nonperishable packaged or canned food and juices, foods for infants or the elderly, snack foods, nonelectric can opener, cooking tools, fuel, paper plates and plastic utensils.

Blankets and pillows.
Clothing – seasonal, rain gear and sturdy shoes.
First aid kit, medicines and prescription drugs.
Special items – for babies and elderly.
Toiletries, hygiene items and moisture wipes.
Flashlight and batteries.
Radio – battery operated and NOAA weather radio.
Telephones – fully charged cell phone with extra battery and a traditional (not cordless) telephone set.
Cash (with some small bills) and credit cards – banks and ATMs may not be available for extended periods.
Important documents – in a waterproof container or watertight resealable bag.
Vehicle fuel tanks filled.
Pet care items – proper identification, immunization records, medications, ample supply of food and water, a carrier or cage, and muzzle and leash.

The program also includes products appropriate for hurricane and tornado preparedness: food and beverages that don’t require refrigeration, flashlights, lanterns and emergency candles. “Club packs are popular because they allow customers to buy items in bulk sizes similar to what they’d see in a commercial warehouse club outlet,” said Charlie Dowlen, DeCA promotions manager. “From past experience we’ve seen people use club packs to prepare for bad weather events.”

purchases of recalled products. When a product recall is announced, store personnel normally pull the items from the sales area to ensure that they are not sold. The Defense Commissary Agency has now gone beyond the norm of food safety by implementing a “fail-safe” response system that prevents recalled products from scanning at the checkout stand.

Through a procedure called Universal Product Code “lockout,” DeCA can ensure that recalled products are not inadvertently sold to customers. It’s one more check in a food defense network designed to safeguard the health of commissary customers.

Targeted Disabilities

DeCA renews efforts to hire employees with targeted disabilities
The Defense Commissary Agency recently announced its goal to hire at least 189 people with targeted disabilities in the next two to three years. Targeted disabilities include severe hearing or vision impairments, missing extremities, and partial or complete paralysis. They also include serious medical conditions such as convulsions, mental retardation, mental or emotional illness, and severe distortion of the limbs or spine. This hiring effort is part of an overall goal, mandated by the Department of Defense, to have 2 percent of the entire DoD workforce consist of people with targeted disabilities. DeCA presently employs 126 such individuals, so an additional 189 would bring the agency’s total to 315; that is 2 percent of the agency’s 15,714 civilian employees who are not contract workers or local nationals working at overseas stores. Claudie Grant of DeCA’s equal employment opportunity office stressed that the agency is not filling an arbitrary quota with individuals who may or may not be qualified for employment, and that every individual DeCA hires will meet all requirements for their positions.

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