Photo by Yvonne Johnson
Rosalind Brown, a retired AAFES civilian and military retiree spouse, surveys a near-empty shelf in the APG commissary meat section Oct. 1. She was one of many patrons who visited the store Tuesday to stock up after it was announced that the commissary would be closed until further notice due to the government shutdown. According to the Defense Commissary Agency, stateside commissaries, including Alaska and Hawaii, remained open for business Oct. 1 to reduce the amount of perishables on-hand before beginning a systematic closure process. Customers are encouraged to stay tuned for updates by visiting the DECA website http://www.commissaries.com and Department of Defense website http://www.defense.gov. The APG community is encouraged to call the 410-278-SNOW (7669) line, read the APG News and visit the APG homepage and social media sites for updates on the shutdown.