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On-site sale set at 167th air base

July 06, 2011

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — All authorized commissary and Exchange shoppers will be able to purchase discounted groceries and other items at an upcoming on-site sale sponsored jointly by Andrews Air Force Base Commissary and the Army and Air Force Exchange Service.

The sale will be Saturday and Sunday at the 167th Airlift Wing in Martinsburg. Sale hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. The 167th Airlift Wing is at 222 Sabre Jet Blvd. off U.S. 11.

The commissary on-site sale will feature fresh meat and produce, household cleaning and personal care items, canned goods, snacks, pet food, water and sports drinks, and a variety of nonperishable goods, according to a news release from the 167th Airlift Wing.

AAFES will offer a mix of big-ticket items such as televisions and cameras as well as everything from coffee pots to school supplies.

“I am excited for this year’s sale,” Command Chief Master Sgt. John Alderton, the Wing’s command chief, said in the news release.

“We’re taking it to a higher level than previous years,” Alderton said. “It’s all about providing savings to our military members and their families. Anytime you can do that it’s a great event.”

Airmen from the 167th Airlift Wing and soldiers from the nearby West Virginia Army National Guard’s 157th Military Police Co. will provide workers for the two-day event. The Family Readiness Groups for both units will provide an array of children’s activities, according to the release.

Commissary officials said some savings are by the case with some special bulk package values. Shoppers will be able to save extra money by using manufacturer’s coupons available on site.

Current and retired service members from any branch of service who have a valid Department of Defense, military identification card are eligible to shop at the sale. Military dependents with a valid military dependent identification card may shop without their sponsor.

National Guard officials have partnered with the Defense Commissary Agency to bring the on-site commissary sale program to military installations around the state.
 
Military commissaries provide groceries to service members, retirees and their families at average savings of more than 30 percent off commercial prices.
Cash, checks, debit cards and major credit cards are acceptable forms of payment. Coupons are accepted.

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