On June 14, 1775, the Continental Congress established the U.S. Army and named Gen. George Washington as its first commanding general. Two days later, the Continental Congress established the Commissary General of Stores & Provisions to provide daily rations to the troops. Today, the Department of Defense (DOD) recognizes the commissary benefit as mission critical, and throughout the years it has gained the admiration and gratitude of soldiers and their families, said Marine Sgt. Maj. Michael R. Saucedo, senior enlisted advisor to the Defense Commissary Agency (DeCA) director.
Beech-Nut Nutrition is voluntarily recalling one lot of their Stage 1, Single Grain Rice Baby Cereal because routine sampling revealed levels of naturally occurring inorganic arsenic above the FDA guidance level, according to a recall notice from the Defense Commissary Agency’s food safety office
June is National Dairy Month and if you’re into dairy, your commissary has you covered with a fantastic variety of chilled dairy products as the days of summer grow hotter.
It’s not an overstatement to say that the new and improved Commissary CLICK2GO™ is, well, very much new and improved. Now featuring online payment and more product information than ever before, the online ordering/curbside delivery service is being expanded to all stateside commissaries by the end of the year, and to overseas stores soon thereafter.
Throughout the month of June, the commissary will run a number of sales promotions to help customers save more as they observe the Army’s 246th birthday, Flag Day and Father’s Day.
General Mills is voluntarily withdrawing specific code dates of their Pillsbury Refrigerated Pie Crust because variations in the production process introduced the potential for an off-flavor, according to a withdrawal notice from the Defense Commissary Agency’s food safety office sent May 26.
As America remembers the sacrifices of fallen service members during Memorial Day, the Defense Commissary Agency is taking this time to redouble its efforts in serving the military, the agency director said. “Memorial Day reminds us that we can never forget the sacrifices of our military members who paid the ultimate price in service of our country,” said Bill Moore, DeCA director and CEO. “On this day, we rededicate our efforts to be THE grocery provider of choice for our eligible patrons – delivering a vital benefit exclusively for our military community and their families.”
From April through Oct. 31, the Defense Commissary Agency’s severe weather promotional package includes discounts on the following items: beef jerky and other assorted meat snacks, soup and chili mixes, canned goods, powdered milk, cereals, batteries, airtight bags, weather-ready flashlights, tape (all-weather, heavy-duty shipping and duct), first aid kits, lighters, matches, lanterns, candles, hand sanitizer and anti-bacterial wipes. Specific items may vary from store to store.
Teamwork and a talent for making impressive in-store displays of fruits and vegetables helped assure the selection of West Point Commissary’s Maria Broda as one of the top 25 retail produce managers of the year for 2021.
As commissary customers head to their grills in May during National Barbecue Month, the Defense Commissary Agency offers significant savings on their meats, sauces, condiments, side dishes, aluminum foil and pans, charcoal briquettes and more.
Sara Lee Frozen Bakery is voluntarily recalling specific lots of their Sara Lee, Chef Pierre and Devonshire pecan pies because they may contain peanuts, an undeclared allergen, according to a Department of Defense All Food and Drug Activity message sent May 12.
Natural Way of Fayetteville, Arkansas, is voluntarily recalling one size of their Original Almond Butter because they may contain peanuts, an undeclared allergen, according to a Department of Defense All Food and Drug Activity message sent May 8.
As the rate of food bank usage has increased in recent years so has the military commissaries’ support of these institutions. Over a six-year period, the Defense Commissary Agency (DeCA) has donated more than 21 million pounds of edible but unsellable food to local food banks – most recently 4.1 million pounds in 2020.
Our pets are beloved family members, exercise partners and stress relievers. During the pandemic, they have made the lockdown much more bearable. During National Pet Month in May, commissaries worldwide give customers ways to show their furry, four-legged friends some love while saving big on all their pet needs.
The Department of Defense is initiating a recall on one size of Blue Bell Banana Nut Ice Cream due to nonconforming laboratory results for coliform bacteria during sample testing, according to a Department of Defense All Food and Drug Activity message sent April 27.