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July 19, 2012

Commissary changes to better meet community’s needs

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By Caroline Keyser
Warrior editor

Expansion of the plant area of the Fort Irwin Commissary is just one of many changes that have taken place there over recent months.

If you’ve visited the Fort Irwin Commissary lately, you may have noticed some areas look a little bit different. That’s because store director Cynthia Hernandez and her team of dedicated Commissary employees have been busy adding, changing, and improving parts of the store to better serve customers.

Near the entrance to the store, promotional displays have been expanded. The current display, which features watermelons, also includes a picnic table and fake grass to give the display a more festive feel, Hernandez said.

The store has ordered a number of American flags, which now decorate the ends of some of the aisles, and red, white, and blue decorations.

“We’re trying to add more color and we’ve gone very Americana-ish,” Hernandez said. “My people are so excited about being able to put up displays instead of just products.”

Another change is the end cap displays at the end of some of the aisles. The store has added permanent displays with themes, such as snacks that Soldiers can conveniently take out in the field with them.

The Commissary is also sponsoring more events and demonstrations at the store. A sushi and healthy eating demonstration held in cooperation with the Soldier and Family Assistance Center in June drew more than 30 Soldiers and family members, and outdoor barbecues in the Commissary parking lot have received positive feedback. An upcoming event, the Worldwide Farmers Market, will be co-sponsored with AAFES July 31-Aug.3 and will feature a wide variety of fresh foods, live demonstrations, and music.

Hernandez said the store is aiming to provide a better variety of products specifically tailored for Fort Irwin’s large population of single Soldiers. They have recently expanded selections of energy drinks and snack items. And, she said the Commissary is discussing plans to put a store in the Dust Bowl that would cater to rotational Soldiers and provide them with a more convenient location for purchasing products.

Hernandez credited the Fort Irwin Garrison staff and leadership with helping her achieve these changes.

“The support I’ve gotten from Garrison command here is the best I’ve had in 35 years of federal service,” she said.




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