Trim military commissaries? Them's fightin' words
Tech. Sgts. Brian and Laura Flanagan leave the commissary at Offutt Air Force Base. The cash-strapped Pentagon would like to reduce the $1.4billion subsidy given to the agency that runs all the military commissaries.
Posted: Sunday, December 15, 2013 12:00 am
Updated: 12:10 pm, Fri May 23, 2014.
No matter where in the world the Air Force took them, Kim Livingston and her daughter, Shannon, always knew they could count on one familiar thing: a modern commissary well stocked with low-cost American groceries.
“I'm a military brat. I've always shopped at the commissary,” Shannon Livingston, 32, of Bellevue said during a recent trip to the store at Offutt Air Force Base. “It makes it easier for the military (families) that you're not paying an extraordinary amount of money.”
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Sunday, December 15, 2013 12:00 am.
Updated: 12:10 pm.