Thanks to the Scholarships for Military Children program, 500 students from military families were each awarded a $2000 scholarship grant for the upcoming 2019-2020 school year.
“To put together a summer picnic basket that will get the job done but won’t break the bank, don’t go any further than your local commissary,” said Tracie Russ, the Defense Commissary Agency’s director of sales. “You can put together a delicious, economical, al fresco meal with almost no effort at all. Save even more when you purchase high quality, low cost commissary store brands.”
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Stateside commissaries are again serving as collection points for the Feds Feed Families campaign for 2019, which began June 26, and continues through Aug. 9 at participating military installations.
On July 1 the Defense Commissary Agency celebrates the 152nd anniversary of the commissary benefit, marking it as the oldest U.S. military resale program.
Commissary patrons who participated in a recent magazine survey rated their stores among the best grocery retailers in America when it came to cleanliness.
As the mercury rises, summer temperatures call you outside to enjoy the sun, family, food and fun. For all those July barbecues, picnics, watermelon and ice cream, there’s no better place to save than the commissary.
Hometown Food Company is voluntarily recalling specific lots of their 5 lb. Pillsbury Best Bread Flour product due to potential E. coli contamination, according to a Department of Defense All Food and Drug Activity message sent June 15.
Frito-Lay is voluntarily recalling specific bags of Lay’s Lightly Salted Barbecue Flavored Potato Chips because they may contain undeclared milk allergens, according to a Department of Defense All Food and Drug Activity message sent June 14.
Mizkan America, Inc. is voluntarily recalling specific production codes of some varieties of its RAGÚ pasta sauce because it may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically plastic fragments, according to a Department of Defense All Food and Drug Activity message sent June 17.
Army Lt. Col. Angela M. Parham is the Defense Commissary Agency’s new director of public health and safety, announced Rogers E. Campbell, executive director of DeCA’s Store Operations Group.
This summer boys and girls in 11 military communities will be able to enjoy a football ProCamp event with a “Heroic, Resilient, Courageous” theme thanks to groceries sold in their commissaries.
When it comes to public health and safety in military commissaries, the Department of Defense has unique standards to match the stores’ special patronage – the men and women serving in uniform and their families. It’s those standards that set commissaries apart from commercial grocers, said Army Col. Alisa R. Wilma, the Defense Commissary Agency’s former director of public health and safety.
Topco Associates, LLC. is voluntarily recalling TopCare Mouthwash because the affected product has an incorrect back label according to a recall notice from the Defense Commissary Agency’s food safety office sent June 12.