Military commissaries set to re-open today after government shutdown closures
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) — Nearly a week after federal employees across the country were furloughed as part of the government shutdown, military commissaries across the country, including the one at Pearl Harbor, are reopening to customers on Monday.
The http://www.commissaries.com website, managed by the Defense Commissary Agency, or DECA, posted the following message highlighting the reopening:
Stateside commissaries that closed due to the government shutdown will resume normal operations effective Monday, Oct. 7. Stores normally closed on Mondays will reopen for business on their next scheduled operating day.
Last week, DECA said that only overseas commissaries would remain open to customers following the failure of Congress to pass a spending plan.
The Defense Commissary Agency is responsible for running the commissaries for all branches of the military. About 12 million military personnel, retirees and their families are eligible to shop at commissaries, where they typically save more than 30 percent compared with commercial grocery stores.
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