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Commissary at Dobbins Air Reserve Base
$20,000,000 (6 comments ↓)

Sen. Saxby Chambliss (GA) requests $20,000,000 for:
Defense Commissary Agency
GA

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Summary

Since the commissaries at Gillem and McPherson will close in FY11 and the commissary at Dobbins is not scheduled to be built for several more years, at this point there will be a several year period during which there will be no commissary in metro-Atlanta. These funds would be used to accelerate construction of the already approved Commissary at Dobbins Air Reserve Base which will serve the military community of metro-Atlanta.

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JAMES A GRAY

February 7, 2011, 12:01pm (report abuse)

This is a must to show the men and women of our Armed Forces that we honor and respect their service to out Nation

Downforce, Duluth, GA

February 11, 2011, 3:41pm (report abuse)

You can usually get better deals at Aldi, Publix (weekly BOGO offers) and other grocers during sales. In this time of fiscal crisis, should we be spending $20 million on this project? Probably not.

Thomas Zinn

March 19, 2011, 6:23am (report abuse)

This is more than just a commissary. This is about ensuring Dobbins continues to exist and provide needed jobs. Pretty easy to close a base if they don't even have a commissary.

Duane

May 23, 2011, 4:38am (report abuse)

The commissary needs to be built now . . . there are more than 90,000 beneficiaries (Active Duty, military reserves and national guard, and retirees) living in metro Atlanta including to active duty headquarters. We should not have to drive two hours to get to one because a mere 2,500 active duty people left.

alfierii

June 12, 2011, 2:34pm (report abuse)

The commissary is one of the few benefits that is a value,although you can get deals at ALDI and WALMART, overall the savings at a commisary are pretty good and for high quality products in particular the meats and fresh produce. We need this facility now since both other stores close by July 11.

stonevet

February 12, 2012, 7:17pm (report abuse)

What happened to the case lot sales? These sales were beneficial to the Atlanta area military community.

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