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Commissaries targeted again

from MOAA Spouse E-news

Why are the commissaries under attack by the Department of Defense (DoD) yet again? The FY 2016 defense budget proposal continues the plan to ultimately reduce the annual commissary subsidy by $1 billion. According to a recently released report by the RAND Corporation, "Past and recent proposals to eliminate the subsidy, have been made in the name of reducing the DoD budget." With the proposed commissary cuts only saving .05 percent of the budget, why does the DoD continue to look at this "important nonpay benefit" as a cost saving measure? These cuts hurt the very people DoD needs to re-enlist at a time when retention is becoming increasingly challenging and those that have already sacrificed and devoted their entire adult lives in service to our nation: retirees. more

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