Defense Commissary Agency
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
Release Number: 50-15
Date: August 20, 2015
Contact: Kevin L. Robinson, public affairs specialist
Tel.: (804) 734-8000, Ext. 4-8773
DeCA announces its Best Commissary winners
By DeCA Corporate Communications
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FORT LEE, Va. – The Defense Commissary Agency announced the selection of its best stateside and overseas stores for 2014.
DeCA’s selections for the Best Commissary awards acknowledge the agency’s leading stores based on exceptional service and dedication in delivering the commissary benefit. The awards recognize the best of the best in commissary operations, said DeCA Director and CEO Joseph H. Jeu.
“Our commissaries worldwide deliver the commissary benefit every day, and these awards highlight the best examples of supporting our service members and their families,” Jeu said. “It’s important to note that a Best Commissary award speaks to superior teamwork – a collaboration of excellence involving our employees, industry members (vendors, suppliers, and brokers) and military stakeholders.”
To win, a store has to exceed DeCA’s normal criteria for customer service, accountability, safety, operations and sales.
The awards are named in honor of American statesmen who championed quality-of-life issues for the military community.
Winning commissaries by category are:
• Bill Nichols Award for the Best Large Commissary in the United States
o First Place: Moody Air Force Base, Georgia
o Second Place: Fort Huachuca, Arizona
• Richard M. Paget Award for the Best Small Commissary in the United States
o First Place: Fort Hunter Liggett, California
o Second Place: Saratoga Springs, New York
• Dan Daniel Award for the Best Large Commissary Overseas
o First Place: Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany
o Second Place: U.S. Army Garrison Vicenza, Italy
• L. Mendel Rivers Award for the Best Small Commissary Overseas
o First Place: Izmir Air Station, Turkey
o Second Place: U.S. Army Garrison Camp Humphreys, South Korea
• Director’s Award for the Best Superstore
o First Place: McGuire Commissary at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey.
o Second Place: Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina
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 and make no profit on the sale of merchandise. Authorized patrons purchase items at cost plus a 5-percent surcharge, which covers the costs of building new commissaries and modernizing existing ones. By shopping regularly in the commissary, patrons save an average of 30 percent or more on their purchases compared to commercial prices – savings amounting to thousands of dollars annually. 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.
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