You can request items from your commissary!
Did you know you can request items at your local Commissary? One of the annoying things of moving frequently is that we have to start over with the familiarity of the grocery store. We know where our favorite items are in the store, and we develop preferences of brand or types of items. When we move, the next Commissary may not have those favorite items. It’s a simple thing, a comfort snack for the kiddos or favorite salad dressing, but those creature comforts bring a sense of familiarity from the previous base and provide consistency in a family where there isn’t a lot of that. Your local commissary can take requests for your favorite items!
How do I request items?
First step to requesting an item at the commissary is knowing the contact information. If you want to call the store look up the contact information here and request to talk to the manager. Next step is making sure you have all the updated and correct information for the item you want to request. When making a request, make sure to know as much detail about the item as possible – full name of the item and UPC code if possible. The management team at your local commissary takes your request to the Sales Directorate for their area.
What about unit events or large orders?
Looking to place a large special order for a unit event? Or perhaps you want to order a case of your favorite drink or canned item? There is a form for that! Check out the link here for the form and rules and regulations. In general, the form is used for ordering case quantities, but no more than 3 cases of 36 units for personal orders and these restrictions are not in place for units.
Considerations for Overseas locations
If you are living overseas, there are additional challenges in getting a requested item. There may be more rules and regulations in place for importing an item. In addition, there are longer shipping times for overseas locations so items with a limited shelf life may not be able to be requested and transported in a timely manner.
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