29 April 2014

Commissary cuts could hurt MWR programs | RallyPoint.com

Military News - Commissary cuts could hurt MWR programs

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By Karen Jowers, Staff writer
Copyright: www.militarytimes.com

Proposed cuts in commissary funding not only would drive shoppers away because their grocery prices would rise, but also could have a “devastating” ripple effect on base morale, welfare and recreation programs, advocates said.

Commissaries, exchanges and MWR programs are inextricably linked, advocates said. So if higher commissary prices drive shoppers away, that could impact customer traffic at base exchanges — which are already seeing a decline in sales. And MWR programs are partly funded by exchange profits.

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