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Consumer Advocate

Welcome to your Commissary Connection! I'm Courtney, the Consumer Advocate for the Defense Commissary Agency, While writing these blog posts will help me share information with you, I also want to know what's on your mind. That's why I hope you'll comment on our blog posts to share your thoughts and let me know what kind of content you'd like to see on this blog!

For Scholarships for Military Children, Hindsight’s 2020

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Hindsight’s 2020 for the Fisher House Foundation, which recently launched its Scholarships for Military Children program in collaboration with commissaries for the 2020 school year. This marks the 20th year of the program, which awards educational grants to the children of U.S. service members and celebrates the role that commissaries …

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Sonja’s Story: The Value of Mentoring Military Spouses

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While unemployment rates have decreased over the last decade, underemployment is still a pervasive issue. This rings true for Sonja, a 44-year-old military spouse who dreamed of a career in finance, but became a real estate broker instead. Moving “frequently and unexpectedly” during her husband’s 20 years of service in …

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Did You Know? Let’s Talk Turkey!

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It’s November, and Thanksgiving is right around the corner, so let’s talk turkey! Speaking of turkey, did you know that Your Commissary offers resources to help you plan and save money on your holiday meal shopping? The 2019 Turkey Coupon Booklet Once again, we are teaming up with our industry …

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Did You Know? October is Energy Action Month

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The Impact of Energy In October, we highlight the important of energy conservation and resilience efforts to our country. This observance is often referred to as National Energy Awareness Month or Energy Action Month. During National Energy Awareness Month, we recognize the role the energy industry has played in our …

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Have You Taken Our New Customer Survey Yet?

Your Commissary’s Customer Experience Purchaser Survey The Customer Experience Purchaser Survey is the first survey we’re offering through ForeSee®, our new customer survey platform, which is also used by NEXCOM and commercial grocers. Have you tried it yet? You’ll find the survey invitation at the bottom of your receipt, which …

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Did You Know? Commissary Food Safety

Your Commissary: A Safe & Secure Shopping Environment We at the Defense Commissary Agency are proud to deliver the commissary benefit to our military customers in a safe and secure shopping environment. The Health & Safety Directorate at our headquarters oversees food safety and public health for all commissaries. Army …

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Back-to-School Sidewalk Sales 2019

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Back-to-School Sidewalk Sales Class is in session! Well, almost, at least… school will start soon for children and college students alike, if it hasn’t already, and Your Commissary wants to help you prepare! So find your desk, because it’s time to study for our 2019 Back-to-School Sidewalk Sales! (Don’t worry — …

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