September 2012 Commissary Off Site Sales

Each month, the Defense Commissary Agency (DeCA) puts on truck-load sales of commissary merchandise at commissary prices, but at locations that are not near a commissary.  Dubbed “Guard and Reserve On-Site Sales,” these sales are open to all eligible commissary patrons, including active duty, retiree, reserve, and National Guard families.

Each sale is organized by a sponsoring commissary.  If you click on the links below, you will get the contact information for the commissary that is handling the event.  Be sure to call to verify times, dates and locations, as details can change based upon weather and operational issues.

September 1 – 2
West Virginia National Guard
800 Virginia Avenue
Huntington, WV 25704

September 7 – 8
Guard and Reserve
Camp McCain, 3162 James Biddy Road, Bldg S220
Grenada, MS 38901

September 7 – 9
Guard and Reserve
Homestead Air Reserve Base
756 Homestead AF
Homestead, FL 33030

September 8 – 9
Guard and Reserve
Westover ARB, 650 Hangar Avenue
Chicopee, MA 01022

September 8 – 9
Guard and Reserve
Hancock Field, 6001 E. Molloy Rd.
Syracuse, NY 13211

September 9
Fargo Air Guard
1400 28th Ave N
Fargo, ND 85102

September 15
New Jersey ANG
400 Langley Rd., Bldg. 65
Egg Harbor Twp, NJ 08234

September 20 – 23
75 Battle Grp Training Div
14555 Scholl Street Bldg A
Houston, TX 77034-5586

September 21 – 22
HQ Battery 2nd Batt 222nd Arty
1065 N Airport Road
Cedar City, UT 84720-8410

September 21 – 23
McGhee Tyson ANG
2111 Army Drive
Louisville, TN 37777-6301

September 22
186th Engineers Armory
120 Sincock Street
Caribou, ME 04736-2344

September 22 – 23
157th MP
Hangar – 2220, Sabre Jet Blvd.
Martinsburg, WV 25405-7704

September 29 – 30
Wyoming National Guard
315 North Pearson Street
Douglas, WY 82633

For more information, you can see the Guard and Reserve On-Site Sales page at Commissaries.com.

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  • George

    Hi My name is GE0RGE E-5
    AND I AM A DISABLED VETERAN SERVICE CONNECTED ! AND MY QUESTION IS. WHY I CANNOT USE THE PX. OR COMMISSARY PRIVILEGE’S? BECAUSE I HAVE A FRIEND WHO RETIRED LAST YEAR AND HAD NEVER SERED IN ANY COMBAT OR BEEN INJURED ON DUTY,HE GETS THEM! SO THANKS I JUST WANTED TO KNOW !

    • 4my

      I am the unremarried widow of a veteran who was retired due to disablilty. I have all the privileges that I had when he was still living. He was only in the Army for seven years. George, maybe you should take your DD-214 to the nearest military base or even a local recruiter. I hope there is a Veteran’s Service Advisor in your area. If you can’t travel, make some phone calls. You should have a military ID card. If you don’t, I hope one of these agencies can get you what you need. Thank you for your service!!!

    • joel usmc

      are you 100% disabled to use the px im 100% and i can use px and commissary

    • 015671731

      George, this is what I know. In order to receive a DOD Form 2765 (Identification and privilege Card – authorize use of the exchange, mwr, commissary). 1) With the VA. What is your disability rating? Needs to be disabled 70% with IU (individual unemployability): OR 100% permanent and total disabaled. 2) With the military.For DD form 2 (identification card-retired) simple retired based on requirements- required years in service etc, combat or not. OR since the war on terrorism began, discharged under medical conditions (chapter 61, I think) and you made it to the PDRL.-permanent disabled retirement list. (regardless of years in service).
      There may be more reason that I don’t know of. This is what I can say.

    • Michael

      Being service connected is good for some benefits but you have to be 100%service-connected,or twenty years retired from active duty to get base privileges.

  • Linda

    It is my understanding that you have to be retired from the military.

  • Don

    You have to be service connected 100 %, permanent and total disability. The VA sent me to the local National Guard post to get a new ID and I haven’t been in service since Vietnam. I haven’t tried to use it because I’m not near a military post but I’m told it gets me in to PX & commissary. Probably don’t have access to medical care on a military base as I get all my care through the VA. Retired military are elgible for health care through tri-care (?). Not being retired military but having a 100% permanent and total service connected disability allows my spouse to obtain coverage thru ChampVA.

    • joel usmc

      don you 100% right on im 100% in n.j.

  • Jami Peters

    I had to get a Deers id card to use the commissary.

  • Jami Peters

    I had to get a Deers id card to use the commissary. My husband is 100%

  • Karletta Hart

    Go talk to the legal office on base, it is free, and, they can answer your questions. I use to work in one, and, saw many Vets going there for questions. Take your DD214, and, any other Paperwork. I would suggest making copies for them if they will accept them. Good luck:)

  • Vince

    Why are there no sites in the Western states???

    • Doc Husted

      This just my guess, but the sites are all over the US, but during different times……We had a huge commissary SALE at the California Air National Guard base here in Fresno, CA several months ago……and to the best of my knowledge that base does not even have a commissary store, but they did have a fantastic sale…..only two days, but it helps to keep connected to your local military facilities…..

  • Pat

    Is there a list of items/brands to be sold posted online anywhere? Recall list was floated in advance of tent sales held at Southcom.

  • Levy

    I am a veteran with a 40% service-connected disability and was told that I don’t qualify to use the PX or commissary either.

    Maybe one day, the rules will change. As it stands, people who have never served in the military are eligible thru their spouses who do or did qualify.

  • RANDY

    Unless you are retired from the miltarry or a 100% Disabled Veteran you will not be able to use any thing that takes a Miltarry ID Card . I am a 100% plus rated Disabled V/NAM Vet. I would like to use the Military Stores but after you factor in the price of fuel for your car it is not worth it and will cost you many dollars more than you could ever save by shopping on base. I just wish that the 100% Disabled Vets could wait in line like the retired miltarry do to ” FLY SPACE A STAND-BY” We can use all the MRW programs but this one. DOD emplyees & family can use it if they are overseas working, same for the State Department, and most goverment workers, plus Red Cross Workers. Many people can use it, except the 100% Disabled Vet, War Time or not. WHY, It cost the goverment no more money to let us use the Space A Travel if we are not to ill to do so. I am to ill now, but up to 4 years ago I could have enjoyed myself, but now Home Bound in my Hospital Bed waiting to go “Home to be with my long ago buddies who never made it out alive.”.

  • James J Schlack

    If you are 100% disabled and NOT scheduled for future examinations, you must have the letter from DVA stating that you are eligible,your DD214 and two forms of ID. Take these to your nearest Uniformed Services ID card issuing Facility. Find the facility on line at: http://www.dmdc.osd.mil/rsl

  • Doc Husted

    In a nut shell, James J Schlack and other have the right answer….you need to be 100% permanent and totally disabled to obtain an ID that will give you the privileges which you seek….I’m not familiar with the DEERs program must have come in after I was medically discharged in 1972….however, the information above DOES pertain to VNAM-era disabled vets……on the flip side I would advise any veteran with multiple disabilities and unable to work in their “chosen” profession and more than 70, but less than 100% disabled, to re-open their disability claim and apply for 100% disability based on unemployability….understand that “chosen profession” is the one that you most worked in before or after release from the military and you which you can no longer perform…..and you can NOT be disqualified for age; even if you might, in reality, be too old to work that profession…for instance, I was federal law enforcement, retired at 62 years of age when diagnosed with PTSD and could no long carry a weapon…first they said I was too old; DISQUALIFIED…then it was; I could be a security officer: DISQUALIFIED….but through research and talking with other Law Enforcement-types who were 100% disabled, I found the truth…..so the trick to being 100% disabled is to find your own facts, dispute and challenge any and all VA decisions and fight the good fight…THE SQUEAKING WHEEL GETS THE GREASE!!!!!

  • Doc Husted

    In a nut shell, James J Schlack and other have the right answer….you need to be 100% permanent and totally disabled to obtain an ID that will give you the privileges which you seek….I’m not familiar with the DEERs program must have come in after I was medically discharged in 1972….however, the information above DOES pertain to VNAM-era disabled vets……on the flip side I would advise any veteran with multiple disabilities and unable to work in their “chosen” profession and more than 70, but less than 100% disabled, to re-open their disability claim and apply for 100% disability based on unemployability….understand that “chosen profession” is the one that you most worked in before or after release from the military and you which you can no longer perform…..and you can NOT be disqualified for age

  • Michael

    Does anyone know weather congress passed the bill to drop the term limit of 10years after your out to use your GI bill educational benefits or not?