Defense Commissary Agency
Corporate Communications
1300 E Avenue, Fort Lee, VA 23801-1800
Tel: (804) 734-8000, Ext. 8-6105 DSN: 687-8000, Ext. 8-6105
FAX: (804) 734-8248  DSN: 687-8248

FORT LEE, Va. - Military commissaries will operate under a holiday schedule beginning the week of Thanksgiving and continuing through New Year’s Day, the Defense Commissary Agency (DeCA) announced.

“Our overall patron savings of at least 25 percent, compared to commercial grocers, are more important to our customers’ budget than ever before,” said Robert J. Bunch, executive director of DeCA’s Store Operations Group. “We encourage our military community members to check their stores’ schedules, plan their shopping trips on the installation for both commissaries and exchanges, and use their shopping benefit to save money over the holidays.”

DeCA’s announcement means that many of the commissaries normally closed on Mondays will be open on that day during the weeks of Thanksgiving and Christmas, expanding available shopping hours for patrons preparing for their holiday meals.

All commissaries will be open on Nov. 23, the day before Thanksgiving.

Commissaries will be open for holiday hours (closing at 4 p.m.) on Christmas Eve (Dec. 24) and open under a normal operating schedule for New Year’s Eve (Dec. 31).

All commissaries will be closed on Thanksgiving (Nov. 24), Christmas (Dec. 25) and New Year’s Day (Jan. 1).

Patrons are reminded to check the “Store Information & Holiday Hours” box on their store’s webpage for specific operating schedules.


About DeCA: The Defense Commissary Agency operates a worldwide chain of commissaries providing groceries to military personnel, retirees and their families in a safe and secure shopping environment. Commissaries provide a military benefit, saving authorized patrons thousands of dollars annually on their purchases compared to similar products at commercial retailers. The discounted prices include a 5-percent surcharge, which covers the costs of building new commissaries and modernizing existing ones. A core military family support element, and a valued part of military pay and benefits, commissaries contribute to family readiness, enhance the quality of life for America’s military and their families, and help recruit and retain the best and brightest men and women to serve their country.