Stateside Commissaries Reopened!
October 2 dealt military families a financial blow when the government shutdown also forced the closure of stateside commissaries. Saturday, October 5, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel issued a memo stating that civilian employees who contribute to the morale, well-being, capabilities and readiness of service members would be recalled from furlough. This resulted in commissaries being reopened at stateside locations (OCONUS were not closed due to the shutdown). If your local commissary is normally closed on Mondays, it will resume business on Tuesday, October 8. It may take a few days to get the shelves fully stocked again after the shutdown.
Look to your installation for information about other services that will be reopening, as well.
For the latest information on the government shutdown, visit our Government Shutdown 2013: What Military Families Need to Know webpage. We have compiled resources in one location for you.
Until military families are relieved of the weight of war, we hope you will continue to contribute to their wellbeing.
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