Keep the Commissary at Fort McPherson Open!
  • Petitioned Chuck Hagel

This petition was delivered to:

Secretary of Defense
Chuck Hagel
United States Deputy Secretary of Defense
William J. Lynn III
Executive Secretary of the Department of Defense
Michael Bruhn
Principal Director for Military Community and Family Policy
Charles E. Milam
Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Wounded Warrior Care and Transition Policy
John R. Campbell
Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Community and Public Outreach
René C. Bardorf

Keep the Commissary at Fort McPherson Open!

    1. Petition by

      McPherson Action Community Coalition

The Fort McPherson Commissary is set to close on September 28th, 2013. This commissary is the only such facility in the Metro Atlanta Area serving over 60,000 eligible veterans and military families.  Many of these users depend on the commissary's reduced prices to feed themselves and their families on tight budgets.  In August 2009 the Department of Defense approved a new Commissary at Dobbins Air Reserve Base to replace both the Fort McPherson and Fort Gillem Commissary which closed in July 2011. Ground has still not been broken for the Dobbins Commissary. If the Fort McPherson Commissary is closed before a Commissary is opened at Dobbins, the nearest commissaries to Atlanta would be in Columbus, Warner Robins and Augusta which are each two hours away. Please support our fellow Americans who have served their county with honor and deserve the benefits they were promised! Please sign this petition against the closing of the Fort McPherson Commissary! Thank you!

To:
Chuck Hagel, Secretary of Defense
William J. Lynn III, United States Deputy Secretary of Defense
Michael Bruhn, Executive Secretary of the Department of Defense
Charles E. Milam, Principal Director for Military Community and Family Policy
John R. Campbell, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Wounded Warrior Care and Transition Policy
René C. Bardorf, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Community and Public Outreach
Keep the Commissary at Fort McPherson Open!

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    • Terry Hunter STOCKBRIDGE, GA
      • 3 months ago

      Veteran benefit for metro Atlanta area

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    • oliver murray ATLANTA, GA
      • 3 months ago

      the closest commissary is approximately 100 miles

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    • Joseph Shimo Jr TRAFFORD, AL
      • 9 months ago

      those who serve our country deserve this and more

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    • Stacey Goeller HINESVILLE, GA
      • 9 months ago

      we military families don't make enough money to shop at local grocery stores. Service members and their families make great sacrifices for this country who is slowly taking ALL our benefits away. It HAS TO STOP!!!!!!

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    • Jackie Mastin LA PLATA, MD
      • 10 months ago

      Our warfighters should be the last to have their budget cut; they receive low pay as it is to put their lives on the line everyday.

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