Local

June 28, 2013

Commissary to close on Tuesdays during furlough

Joan Vasey
Scout Editor

Fort Huachuca Commissary customers who regularly shop on Tuesdays will have to plan to shop on a different day effective July 9 through Sept. 30, the end of fiscal year 2013. The Fort Huachuca Commissary will be closed on Tuesdays when the planned furlough due to sequestration begins the week of July 8.
“The commissary is normally closed on Mondays, so we will be closed on Tuesdays during the furlough,” said Judy Mendez, Fort Huachuca Commissary director. On days when the store is open, normal business hours will remain the same.

The decision for Tuesday closures was not made locally. A May 24 memorandum from the Defense Commissary Agency, or DECA, Headquarters, “Furlough Impact on Commissaries,” signed by Joseph Jeu, director, said, “commissaries that are normally closed on Mondays will now close on Tuesdays, as well, during the duration of the furlough.”

The Fort Huachuca Commissary is not alone. Nearly all commissaries with a few overseas exceptions will close one day each week while the furlough is in effect.

“We know that any disruption in commissary operations will impact your community. During this time you may be assured that your commissary staff, with the support of all of us in the Defense Commissary Agency and our industry partners, are doing all that can be done to assure delivery of a commissary benefit that’s worth the trip,” Jeu said in the memorandum.

In line with Department of Defense direction, DECA has also imposed a hiring freeze on all outside hires, curtailed official travel for all conferences, training and other events and activities considered noncritical to the agency’s mission and cancelled its May case lot sales events.

“We’ve been in a hiring freeze since February 4,” said Mendez, who said the furlough here will impact 66 government workers.

Contractors who operate the commissary’s deli, bakery and sushi counters on Tuesdays during the furlough may also be affected.

Mendez echoed DECA Command officials’ sentiments that commissary customers will still be able to enjoy the same selection of products, savings, sales and services the days the store is open.

“We are trying [to work on ways] to minimize the impact on our customers,” Mendez stated. “Come shop with us on Wednesday through Sunday,” she invited shoppers. “Enjoy the savings, and use the benefit.”




All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 

Fort Huachuca showcases energy audit program

October is Energy Awareness Month and it is an appropriate time to describe the programs and services available to those responsible for managing Fort Huachuca’s various facilities. As part of the Army’s Net Zero Program, Fort Huachuca personnel are working to both reduce its energy consumption and to produce more of what people do use...
 
 

Fort Huachuca Criminal Punishment Bulletin – September 2014

For the month of September 2014, in addition to Court-Martial and U.S. Federal Court Proceedings, 44 Soldiers were disciplined under Article 15, UCMJ; and 42 Soldiers were administratively separated, including 13 for misconduct. The following are notable recent criminal proceedings: A Private First Class assigned to NETCOM was tried at Summary Court-Martial for stealing money...
 
 
HonorGuard4_0929_Hidalgo

Honor guard provides service, training on, off post

A members of the Fort Huachuca Select Honor Guard demonstrates how to correctly fold a U.S. Flag Sept. 29 at the Honor Guard Building. As part of their duties, honor guard members train unit flag details about the proper way to...
 

 

National Park Service sites in county begin fall operations Monday

COCHISE COUNTY, Ariz. — Superintendent H. Lane Baker has announced the fall seasonal operating hours of the three National Park Service sites in Cochise County — Chiricahua National Monument, Coronado National Memorial and Fort Bowie National Historic Site. The following hours and operations are in effect from Monday – Nov. 30. At Chiricahua National Monument,...
 
 
Mrs

Chalk Talk

Color is everywhere   Courtesy Photo Chelsea Bovara’s 3rd grade art class at General Myer Elementary School learn about color blending in art, as they create their own color wheels. From left, front row, Katie Lawrence, ...
 
 

Shoplifting at FH Exchange, resulting costs down in 2013

According to the National Association for Shoplifting Prevention, there are approximately 27 million shoplifters in America, accounting for more than $35 million a day in losses, a fact not lost on retailers such as the military’s retailer, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service. While it may not be evident to the naked eye, the...
 




0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>


Directory powered by Business Directory Plugin