With more than 28 years of Army service behind him, Sgt. Maj. Matthew Baller, has spent a career working with the broad diversity of civilian and military personnel alike. As the Defense Commissary Agency’s new senior enlisted advisor for overseas commissary store operations, those skills will come in handy as he helps DeCA maintain and improve a world class commissary benefit.
Grocery shopping can be a time-consuming task to squeeze into an already busy schedule. But going in armed with a game plan and an understanding of how to efficiently navigate your commissary will make your experience quicker, easier and much more enjoyable. And it might save you a little money, too.
Fresh Express is voluntarily recalling some salad products containing iceberg lettuce, red cabbage and/or carrots produced at its Streamwood, IL facility due to a possible health risk from Cyclospora, according to a Department of Defense All Food and Drug Activity message sent June 28.
As far as Army Command Sgt. Maj. Tomeka N. O’Neal is concerned, the commissary benefit has been as much a part of her military experience as her uniform.
Masters of the barbecue are asked to submit evidence of their culinary artistry in a five-minute video by July 6 in the Grill Master Sweepstakes.
Commissaries worldwide are offering extra savings on plant-based meat options for burgers and sausages just in time for the July Fourth holidays.
Though the 2019-2020 school year was disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Scholarships for Military Children program came through for 500 students from military families who were each awarded a $2,000 scholarship grant for the upcoming 2020-2021 school year.
The Defense Commissary Agency (DeCA) and the Army & Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES) will be selling their respective gift cards in both commissaries and exchanges beginning June 22.
The USDA’s Feds Feed Families (FFF) campaign for 2020 has started for federal workers, and Defense Commissary Agency (DeCA) customers and employees who want to donate to food banks and pantries.
On June 14 the U.S. Army will mark its 245th anniversary. It was on June 14, 1775, that the Continental Congress established the Army and named Gen. George Washington as the first Commanding General of the Army. Just two days after the Army was created, the Continental Congress established the Commissary General of Stores & Provisions to provide daily rations to the Army. Today, the Department of Defense recognizes the commissary benefit as mission critical, and throughout the years it has gained the admiration and gratitude of soldiers and their families, said Army Command Sgt. Maj. Tomeka N. O’Neal, senior enlisted advisor to the Defense Commissary Agency (DeCA) director.
Savings percentages for commissary patrons worldwide was 24.2 percent during the second quarter of fiscal 2020, a timespan from January through March, reported the Defense Commissary Agency.
Naval Air Station Oceana, Virginia, Commissary produce manager Jaleisha Freeman is a United Fresh produce manager of the year award recipient for 2020, but she’s quick to mention her team as deserving the honor, too.
Whenever Fort Sam Houston Commissary customers shop for bananas they have Marcus Montague, DeCA’s nominee for a 2020 Defense Disability Award, to thank for the quality and quantity they have to choose from.
The Defense Commissary Agency is voluntarily recalling one size of their Freedom’s Choice Italian Dressing, due to swelling of the product creating bloated bottles, according to a recall notice from the Defense Commissary Agency’s food safety office sent May 28.
Nestle Prepared Foods Company is voluntarily recalling their Lean Cuisine Fettuccini Alfredo product because it contains soy, an undeclared allergen. Additionally, the product erroneously contains chicken which does not appear in the ingredients statement or on the label, according to a Departme