Local

July 19, 2012

Commissary changes to better meet community’s needs

Tags:
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.




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


 
 

 
Photo by Casey Slusser, TASC

A Day of Gratitude

Photo by Casey Slusser, TASC Gold Star and Blue Star families assemble with leadership and Soldiers of the National Training Center and Fort Irwin for a photo during the “Day of Gratitude” event here, Nov. 25. In an ongoing...
 
 
Gustavo Bahena

New Parent Support Program provides gift baskets

Gustavo Bahena Stephanie Ferguson, a registered nurse with New Parent Support Program, Family Advocacy Program, holds items for a “Welcome Home Baby Basket” gift. Ferguson meets new babies’ families at home and provides a...
 
 
Photo courtesy of Sue Ollar

Worth the journey

Photo courtesy of Sue Ollar Steven Shopa, Colt Boehringer and Blake Bair make the Scout sign during a ceremony in which they were awarded the Eagle Scout medal. Three Boy Scouts achieved the rank of Eagle Scout during a ceremon...
 

 
Photo by Casey Slusser, TASC

Thanksgiving meal brings community together

Photo by Casey Slusser, TASC A Gold Star Family child receives a Thanksgiving meal from a Fort Irwin commissioned officer at a dining facility here, Nov. 25. The Fort Irwin community was treated to a Thanksgiving feast at both ...
 
 

News Briefs December 2014

Dec. 8-12 Resiliency Week Training. 3k Fun Run: 6:30 a.m., Dec. 8, Blue Track; Spouse Resiliency training: 10 a.m.-noon, Dec. 10 and 11, Sandy Basin annex; Spiritual Resiliency: 10 a.m.-noon or 1-4 p.m., Dec. 10 and 10 a.m.-noon, Dec. 11, Blackhorse Chapel; Military Family Life Consultants presentations: 1-4 p.m., Dec. 10, Sandy Basin Annex and...
 
 
Gustavo Bahena

Best season for Trojans

Gustavo Bahena Players of the Silver Valley High School football team gathered for a photo during a practice, Nov. 19. The Silver Valley High School football team played its best season, going 10-2 for the year. The Trojans won...
 




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