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The Defense Commissary Agency is an agency of the The U.S. Constitution, adopted in 1789 by a constitutional convention, sets down the basic framework of American government in its seven articles. The constitution replaced the confederate system of the Articles of Confederation (in force from 1781 to 1788). The Constitution is currently on display at the National Archives... Federal government of the United States which is under the authority of the The United States Department of Defense, abbreviated DoD or DOD and sometimes called the Defense Department, is a civilian Cabinet organization of the United States government. The Department of Defense controls the U.S. military and is headquartered at The Pentagon. It is headed by the Secretary of Defense, who... Department of Defense. The function of the Defense Commissary Agency is to provide civilian goods to military members and their families, at reduced cost prices, in particular to those who are stationed outside the continental The United States of America, also referred to as the United States, U.S.A., U.S., US, America¹, or the States, is a federal republic of fifty states, mostly in central North America. The U.S. has three land borders, two with Canada and one with Mexico, and is... United States or in high-cost areas of the U.S.


Known also as "DeCA", the Defense Commissary Agency is the supervisory authority for grocery establishments on U.S. military installations. Such stores are known as " A commissary is someone delegated by a superior to execute a duty or an office. In the US Military it has the additional meaning of being a store for equipment and provisions. In the US film industry it is often used to mean refectory. Categories: Military stubs | Military ... Commissaries" and, on permanent military installations, function much the same as a typical civilian supermarket. Prices to patrons at a military commissary are at cost, plus a five percent surcharge to the total to pay for building maintenance and construction. This results in significant savings compared with civilian supermarkets; most military members and other authorized patrons consider it one of the best benefits available. Commissaries do not offer items not typically stocked at a civilian supermarket; non-grocery items such as clothing and televisions are instead sold on military installations at a store called an The Army and Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES) mission is to provide quality merchandise and services of necessity and convenience to authorized customers at uniformly low prices; and generate reasonable earnings to supplement appropriated funds for the support of US Army and US Air Force Morale, Welfare, and Recreation Programs... Exchange not under DeCA control.


The origins of the Defnese Commissary Agency are traced to the Mushroom cloud from the nuclear explosion over Nagasaki rising 18 km (60,000 ft) into the air. August 9, 1945 World War II was a global conflict that started in 7 July 1937 in Asia and 1 September 1939 in Europe and lasted until 1945, involving the majority of the... Second World War, when a rise in The black market is the sector of economic activity involving illegal economic dealings, typically the buying and selling of merchandise illegally. The goods may be themselves illegal, such as the sale of prohibited weapons or the illegal drug trade; the merchandise may be stolen; or the merchandise may be otherwise... black market activity prompted the The United States Department of War was the military department of the United States governments executive branch from 1789 until 1949, when it became part of the United States Department of Defense. It was headed by the United States Secretary of War. It was also known as the War... United States War Department to consider a central office through which goods and services could be provided to deployed A Norwegian soldier (a Corporal, armed with an MP-5) A soldier is a person who has enlisted with, or has been conscripted into, the armed forces of a sovereign country and has undergone training and received equipment to defend that country or its interests. In most countries, the term... soldiers, Seaman can be a generic term for sailor. Fireman variation Airman variation Seaman insignia Seaman used in a naval military context is the third lowest enlisted rank in the U.S. Navy and other navies. For the U.S.Navy the rank is just above Seaman Apprentice and below Petty... seamen, and In general context, airman can refer to any enlisted personnel in the U.S. Air Force or Other Ranks in the Royal Air Force (in which airwoman is also seen). More informally, it can refer to any member of an air force or to any pilot, military or civilian. In... airmen who would otherwise seek such goods through illegal means.


The Defense Commissary Agency is a civilian agency but does employ The armed forces of the United States of America consist of the United States Army United States Navy United States Air Force United States Marine Corps United States Coast Guard — President George W. Bush, National Security Strategy, Chapter IX, September 2002. The United States military is unique in the... United States armed forces personnel for liaison fuctions, mostly from the A quartermaster, in the United States Army, is a soldier or unit which specializes in supplying and provisioning troops in the field. In the United States Navy, the term is used quite differently. It refers to an enlisted person or NCO who specializes in navigation. In the British Army, the... Quartermaster and Supply Corps branches of the military services. DeCA also issues a limited series of awards and decorations, the highest of which is the Defense Commissary Agency Distinguished Service Medal.


External links

  • Defense Commissary Agency (http://www.commissaries.com/)

 
 

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