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WARRIOR WAY CASE LOT SALE APRIL 29TH- MAY 1ST.
FEATURED ITEMS: SODA, WATER, PAPER TOWLES, TOILET PAPER, JUICE, CEREAL, SNACK ITEMS, PET FOOD, DETERGENT, SHAMPOO/CONDITIONER AND BODY WASH.... MORE TO COME!!

Celebrating 150 years

FORT LEE, Va.  Patrons can expect to see special promotions, contests and a lot of birthday flair as the Defense Commissary Agency and its industry partners kick off the 150th anniversary celebration of the modern commissary benefit.
From now through the actual July 1 anniversary date, commissaries worldwide will highlight the long history of the commissary benefit and the great savings and value the benefit has brought to our military community since 1867, said Tracie Russ, DeCAs sales director.
DeCA is beginning the observance in February with kick-off banners placed at all stores worldwide. Over the next five months, other scheduled anniversary events and activities include the following:
" Limited edition, specially labeled products using nostalgic commissary photos and the 150th gold logo
" Celebrity endorsements at commissaries with in-store radio
" Beginning in March and ending July 31, commissaries will use their Wall of Value locations for the 150 Years of Value and Savings!, directing shoppers to discounted promotional savings on products.
" Other events will be tied to the month of May for Military Appreciation Month and the worldwide Healthy Lifestyle Festivals in June. Patrons are encouraged to check their local store for details of specific anniversary events such as cake-cutting ceremonies.
The 150th anniversary observance ties back to the official beginning of the modern commissary benefit on July 1, 1867. It was on that date, two years following the Civil War, that enlisted men received the same privileges available to officers since 1825  the right to purchase goods, at cost price, from their posts subsistence department warehouses. These sales could take place at any post in the United States or its territories, wherever the local commander deemed them necessary, regardless of location.
As years passed, retirees, spouses and families also became eligible shoppers. The commissaries mirrored changes and progress in the civilian retail grocery industry, from self-service to product proliferation. As the nation sent its armed forces overseas, commissaries followed: Cuba, the Philippines, China, and Panama all had U.S. military commissaries before 1905.
Surcharges came and went. During the World Wars, commissaries spread all over the globe, from Europe and the Middle East to the Far East and even South America.
The Navy and Marine Corps opened their first commissaries in 1909-1910, and when the Air Force came into being in 1947, it inherited commissaries at Army Air Force bases and airfields.
For many years, the posts and bases had plenty of leeway in running their stores. After World War II, the services began taking firmer control of their commissaries, professionalizing the staffs and creating career paths for military and civilian employees alike. By the 1980s, the four major services each had their own commissary system. DeCA was begun in 1991 to create cost savings and store uniformity, bringing together all the stores of the four services.
At DeCA we want to celebrate our military members and their families for all they do to serve this nation, Russ said. We may be throwing the party, but the celebration belongs to our patrons.
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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.


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WARRIOR WAY COMMISSARY

SPECIALTY CAKES - PHOTO CAKES - BIRTHDAY CAKES - RETIREMENT CAKES, CAKES FOR ALL OCCASIONS, made by placing a special order in the Bakery department. Place your orders and pick up within 48 hours. CHECK THEM OUT!

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New items added to our stock assortment weekly. See a new item at another store, and you don't see it here? Bring us your empty package or the Universal Product Code (UPC) number, and we'll do our best to have it available in your commissary.

Produce Department
Fresh Cut Fruit and Vegetable Trays Available

Deli/Bakery
Sandwich and Party Trays
Birthday and Wedding Cakes
Hot Rotisserie Chicken
Hot Panini Sandwiches
Fresh Sandwiches and Salads
Sushi

Rewards Card Savings

Want to save more? Get a Commissary Rewards Card
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 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 find more information and register their cards.

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