WASHINGTON – A national publication is reporting that officials are looking for a plan to close all U.S. commissaries.
According to the Military Times, a source claims that the Department of Defense is looking to make budget cuts to commissaries.
Commissaries are supermarkets that offer discounts for military personnel on base.
The source told the Times that a plan is being created that would close all commissaries as part of the 2015 Department of Defense budget.
While a draft may be prepared, experts say that does not mean that the stores will close their doors..
Even if the plan was included in the defense budget request, it would have to be approved by Congress.
The Defense Commissary Agency has 178 commissaries in the U.S. and 70 stores overseas.