Government Shutdown To Close San Diego-Area Military Commissaries On Wednesday
Tuesday, October 1, 2013
Military commissaries on Camp Pendleton, MCAS Miramar, and Naval Base San Diego will all close Wednesday because of the government shutdown.
Stateside commissaries are open today, according to the Defense Commissary Agency...
...to reduce the amount of perishables on-hand before beginning a systematic closure process to account for unsold products and secure facilities.
Overseas commissaries will remain open during the shutdown, says Joseph H. Jeu, DeCA director and CEO:
“We are acutely aware of the hardships placed on all our customers if we cannot deliver their commissary benefit. However, because of their geographic location, our service members and their families overseas have a more critical dependence on commissaries, and we are prepared to continue that support.”
Here are just a few of the MCAS Miramar facilities that will be closed during the government shutdown, according to the base's Facebook page:
-Family readiness programs
-Outdoor adventure center
For a list of services halted on Camp Pendleton by the shutdown, click here.
As far as Naval Base San Diego goes, here's a list of medical services on base impacted by...you guessed it...the shutdown:
ID Card Lab- CLOSED until further notice
Navy College- CLOSED until further noticed
Transportation Incentive Program- CLOSED until further notice