Commissaries, exchanges, MWR partner for Your Healthy Lifestyle Festival

The Defense Commissary Agency will unveil the Your Healthy Lifestyle Festival June 6 through July 6 at 236 installations worldwide. This inaugural event will allow patrons to see discounted prices on produce at commissary farmers markets, savings on workout equipment at exchanges and fitness events hosted by base morale, welfare and recreation activities. The festival combines commissary farmers markets, exchange sidewalk sales, MWR fitness events, demos, music, free nutritious food samples, prize giveaways, discount coupon offers, health and wellness information and children’s programs. For a schedule of participating installations and dates go to Commissary patrons should also check the individual store Web pages for more information on farmers market dates and other scheduled events.


June means summertime savings at commissary

Whether it’s fruit and veggies at farmers markets, meat for outdoor grilling, ingredients for graduation dinners or food for the family road trip, military commissaries have it with plenty of savings through promotional discounts. “No matter what it is – Father’s Day, graduations, vacations, children out of school and more – commissaries have you covered,” said Randy Chandler, DeCA’s director of sales.

DeCA’s industry partners – vendors, suppliers and brokers – are collaborating with commissaries in June to offer discounts beyond everyday savings. Overseas stores may have substitute events for certain promotional programs. Patrons are asked to check their local commissary for details on dates and times. For more, go to



Commissary patrons can save on their emergency supplies

Natural and manmade disasters can strike anywhere at any time. And with the start of the U.S. Atlantic hurricane season June 1, the Defense Commissary Agency is reminding its patrons that they can save money by visiting their local commissary for the items they need in their survival package. “You should always be prepared for power outages, disruption of water or the possibility of an evacuation connected with a natural storm or manmade crisis,” said Randy Chandler, DeCA’s director of sales. Since April 1, an assortment of items has been reduced in price as part of DeCA’s severe weather preparedness promotional package that runs until Oct. 31. The package includes the following items: beef jerky and other assorted meat snacks, soup and chili mixes, canned goods, powdered milk, cereals, batteries, airtight bags, weather-ready flashlights, tape (all-weather, heavy duty shipper and duct), first-aid kits, lighters, matches, lanterns, candles and hand sanitizer, anti-bacterial wipes. For more, go to