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Col. Robert J. Holcombe, Fort Rucker garrison commander, and Command Sgt. Maj. Raymond P. Quitugua Jr., garrison command sergeant major, deliver a CLICK2GO order at the Fort Rucker Commissary July 20 while at the store for the grand opening of the service. (Photo Credit: Jim Hughes) VIEW ORIGINAL

FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- The Fort Rucker Commissary is open seven days a week thanks to a Defense Commissary Agency test program that began May 16.

The new Monday opening does offer limited services, though, according to Marisol Hennessey, Fort Rucker Commissary store director.

Those service limitations on Mondays include:

* self-checkout registers only;

* debit and credit card payment only;

* fresh meat is available, but no meat cutters are on site for special orders;

* the deli and bakery are open, but there is no Sushi Chef; and

* self-bagging and carry out.

The commissary is providing this test service to determine how well seven-day shopping is received by the Fort Rucker community, the store director said.

“We are testing an extra day of shopping to see if this helps improve the shopping experience for the Fort Rucker community,” Hennessey said. “The commissary benefit is a significant boost to military quality of life, and we are exploring various ways like seven-day shopping to help our customers maximize it.”

New store operating hours are Sundays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Mondays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Tuesdays-Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Early Bird hours are Tuesdays-Fridays from 8:30-9 a.m.

DECA’s new program is part of ongoing improvements and convenience the agency is piloting to better serve its customers and improve their benefit, she added.

Commissary CLICK2GO, the Defense Commissary Agency’s new online ordering and curbside delivery service arrived at the Fort Rucker Commissary July 20. Information on how the service works is found on www.commissaries.com with dedicated sections such as “How CLICK2GO Works.” First-time customers will need to create an account, according to DECA officials.

For more information and news on commissaries, visit https://www.commissaries.com/shopping/store-locations/fort-rucker or https://www.commissaries.com/.