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Highlights of the July 2016 Issue

 

DeCA TIMELINE
150 Years of Commissaries/DeCA 25th Anniversary

 

In 1991, the Armed Services branches made a bold statement when they combined their previously separate commissary systems into one cohesive unit known as the Defense Commissary Agency. The new unified organization that emerged quickly geared itself to meet the needs of all of the military services and their patrons. But the evolution of these stores and systems was far from linear. Military commissaries had a rich history that preceded the creation of the agency by more than 100 years, and this issue recognizes both the agency’s anniversary and that of the concept of the military commissary, which progressed from smaller stores selling troops basic food items to today’s modern establishments featuring numerous articles geared to the needs of active duty servicemembers worldwide, Medal of Honor recipients, Guard and reserves, retirees, select U.S. government personnel overseas, and their families. ...

 

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DeCA 25th ANNIVERSARY
DeCA Today Facts and Figures

 

Commissary Usage

Commissary usage between Feb. 1, 2015, and Jan. 31, 2016, encompassed more than 88 million shopper visits.

Usage based on categories of patrons by military service, duty status, and pay grade are depicted in the tables below. (Percentages may not add up to 100 percent due to rounding.)

Based upon the number of transactions, slightly more than half of commissary shoppers are active duty service family members, and nearly 39 percent are retirees. Other eligible patrons make up the remaining 11 percent.

According to the data for this period, nearly 80 percent of eligible active duty households used the commissary in 2015. ...

 

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NEXCOM
NEXCOM Fiscal 2015 Million-Dollar Vendors

 

Based on information about payments made by the Navy Exchange Service Command to vendors and suppliers, E and C News determined that 230 vendors provided $1 million or more in products and services to Navy exchanges worldwide during fiscal 2015. The following list of million-dollar vendors, ranked by fiscal 2015 dollar volume, compares ranking where possible with fiscal years 2014 and 2013. This list was compiled by rolling up payments made to suppliers. In some cases, in which each of two or more divisions of a single company did more than $1 million in business with NEXCOM, the divisions are listed separately and are marked with an asterisk (*). In others, sales from each of two or more divisions/subsidiaries have been combined into a single total. ...

 

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DeCA 2016 EXECUTIVE DIRECTORY

 

This directory of DeCA executives provides a convenient reference guide to key staff across the agency’s worldwide operations, and shows how to reach them. ...

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