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The 2017 Holiday Hours and Closure Schedule for JB Andrews Commissary:

Memorial Day May 29, 2017 (0900-1700 hours)
Independence Day July 4, 2017 (0900-1700 hours)
Labor Day September 4, 2017 (0900-1700 hours)
Columbus Day October 9, 2017 (0900-1700 hours)
Veteran's Day November 11, 2017 (0900-1700 hours)
Thanksgiving Day November 23, 2017 (Closed)
Christmas Eve December 24, 2017 (0900-1600 hours)
Christmas Day December 25, 2017 (Closed)
New Year's Eve December 31, 2017 (0900-2100 hours)
New Year's Day January 1, 2018 (Closed)

Andrews Commissary offers the following;

***Early Bird Shopping Hours are 0800-0900 (Mon-Fri )
***19 regular cash registers, 6 self checkout registers, 4 SCO's for 15 items or fewer and 2 carousel style SCO's for 25 items or fewer.
***Fruit and Veggie Trays available in the Produce Dept.; small Trays serves approx 6-8 individuals and large trays serves approx 20-25 individuals
*** A variety of club pack items for your convenience, purchase larger sizes and save.
***Deli/Bakery Dept which sells Rotisserie Chicken and Turkey Beast,chicken wings.

***Guard and Reserve Members Now enjoy Unlimited Commissary Privileges!
Accept credit/debit cards
No tax, 5% surcharge used to build or renovate commissaries
Coupon, WIC, And Food Stamp
If you live far away, load up on non-perishables after drill--open Friday and Saturday until 2100 and Sunday until 1900.

Guest are welcome however can not purchase.

For more information about ID Card Scanning, access our FAQS under Customer Service tab at
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Celebration of 150 Years

Commissaries start celebration of 150-year history
By DeCA Corporate Communications

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.

DeCA Director to Retire

DeCA director to retire in June after 38-year career
By DeCA Corporate Communications

FORT LEE, Va.  Defense Commissary Agency Director and CEO Joseph H. Jeu announced today that he will retire June 3 after more than 38 years of federal service. Jeu has served as DeCAs director since January 2011.
Over the course of his six and a half years as DeCA director, Jeu has guided the agency through an enormous and challenging transformation; set an aggressive strategic direction to ensure the relevance of the commissary benefit for generations to come; and provided direction and oversight for the modernization of DeCAs supply chain management systems.
His plan for transforming the commissary business model set in motion actions to transition the commissary benefit from an at cost benefit to a variable-price business model, intended to preserve the future of the benefit while reducing the agencys reliance on appropriated funds.
Under his direction, the agency also acquired, developed and began deploying its Enterprise Business Solution (EBS), one of the most impactful business initiatives the agency had ever undertaken, which would modernize DeCAs legacy business systems and revitalize the way it does business.
In announcing his retirement, Jeu noted, The transformation is well on its way and the right people are in place to see it through. Its time for me to leave it in their capable hands.

Commissary Savings

FORT LEE, Va.  Commissary savings will be reported more often and better reflect the cost of living where patrons shop, said the director and CEO of the Defense Commissary Agency.
We have updated how we measure patron savings at the commissary, Joseph H. Jeu said. This enhanced way of calculating savings doesnt change the actual dollars that patrons save, but it will give patrons a better understanding of price comparisons in their local area.
Historically, DeCA measured savings globally, by comparing national prices at commissaries against average market prices for the whole country. However, the cost of living varies by region. To account for these geographic differences, Congress now requires DeCA to report on savings regionally, comparing prices with two-to-three commercial grocers, including super centers, in the local area of each commissary in the United States.
Through this updated measurement, DeCA is also expanding the range of items on which it measures savings. Besides continuing to compare approximately 38,000 branded items at a national level, DeCA will also be comparing local prices on approximately 1,000 products, which are representative of a shoppers typical market basket.
What we did before was good for showing a worldwide, annual savings average, Jeu said. However, now we are diving deeper into our patrons shopping experience to better reflect regional differences in cost of living and actual shopping patterns.
Since the savings rate is calculated from local price comparisons, it will vary by region due to differences in the cost of living, even when commissary prices remain uniform and constant.
For example: Imagine the price of macaroni is $1.25 at all commissaries, but the comparison price at local commercial retailers varies by region. In Hawaii, where the cost of living is higher, the price of macaroni in commercial retailers is $2, but in Georgia, where the cost of living is lower, the price outside the gate is $1.50. This would mean even though customers pay $1.25 for macaroni at commissaries worldwide, customers in Hawaii save 37.5 percent by using their commissary benefit, whereas customers in Georgia save 16.7 percent.
Congress requires that DeCA maintain savings at current levels, even as the commissary system transforms its business operations and improves the shopping experience. The new savings rate provides an accurate baseline that will allow DeCA and Congress to monitor and protect patron savings.
I am pleased that DeCA can offer significant savings to our patrons on products they frequently purchase, said Jeu, The enhanced savings calculation will allow us to measure the benefit more specifically and more often, protecting it at current levels for years to come. The value of a patron's market basket should not change because of the new savings calculation. Although market fluctuations will cause prices of grocery products to increase and decrease  as they do today  commissary patron savings levels will remain constant.

For information on savings by region, see the table below:
Commissaries Savings %*
New England 36 21.4%
South Atlantic 30 19.9%
South Central 33 18.1%
Pacific 31 20.9%
Mountain 20 17.6%
North Central 18 20.2%
Alaska / Hawaii 9 32.6%
US Average 177 20.2%
Overseas 61 44.2%
Global Average 238 23.7%

For more details on the commissarys new business model, visit the transformation page on DeCAs website, for FAQs.

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