The Defense Commissary Agency, which is headquartered at Fort Lee, Va.,
operates a worldwide chain of commissaries providing groceries to
military personnel, retirees and their families in a safe and secure
Authorized patrons purchase items at cost plus a
5-percent surcharge, which covers the costs of building new commissaries
and modernizing existing ones. Shoppers save an average of more than 30
percent on their purchases compared to commercial prices – savings
amounting to thousands of dollars annually.
For current savings figures
for various groups – single member up to a family of seven – visit our Savings
page. 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.