One of the challenges of National Guard life is not living near a military commissary.
Since November 2003, members of the Guard and Reserve–including the Ready Reserve, Selected Reserve, Individual Ready Reserve, Inactive National Guard, Guard and Reserve retirees and their authorized family members–have had unlimited access to commissaries.
But just because they have the access, doesn’t mean they are always able to use it. Some Guard and Reserve families are not able to use this benefit because of the location of commissaries in relation to where they live.
That’s why DeCA created the Guard/Reserve On-site Sales Program. The Guard/Reserve On-site Sales Program provides the commissary benefit to National Guard and Reserve members and their families that live in areas that are not close to an existing commissary store.
We bring the benefit directly to you at these sales which provide patrons savings of 30% or more; the same as active duty military and their families who shop the commissaries on a regular basis.
How does it work?
National Guard or Reserve units with at least 150 members stationed in an area can have a on-site sale, if the host commissary agrees. The host commissary selects the items for the sale. In some cases, patrons may pre-order products and then pay for those items at the on-site sale.
How can my unit get an on-site sale?
Contact your unit representative. This person can request the on-site sale through the nearest commissary. In the past, the commissary has brought the items to a warehouse for sale on a weekend.
Here is the 2015 schedule for on-site sales:
205th Engineer Batallion
1025th Eng CO Vertical
1320 N. Columbia St
Covington, LA 70433
HQ 1015 Maintenance Co
5015 N 34th St, Bldg 900
Forest Park, GA 30297-5122
1072nd Transportation PLS
Hammer Field Armory
5575 E. Airways Blvd
Fresno, CA 93727
482nd Fighter Wing
Homestead ARB, Bldg 920
Homestead, FL 33030
222nd Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Battalion
1065 N Airport Lane
Cedar City, UT 84721-8410
308th Medical Logistics Co
3323 Deseret Drive
St George, UT 84790
These commissary on-site sales are not only for Guard and Reserve members. Any authorized shopper can buy items at an on-site sale.