New Commissary Opens At Fort Polk

FORT POLK, LA (AP) — Military affiliated people and their families now have a new place to shop for groceries and daily essentials at Fort Polk.

         A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Wednesday for the base's $19 million commissary.

         Brig. Gen. William Hickman said the commissary was a welcome change for military families and another jewel in the crown of Fort Polk and the community.

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         The 72,000-square-foot facility serves nearly 32,000 authorized shoppers within a 20-mile radius.

         The Defense Commissary Agency, which operates the store and others worldwide, projects that the facility will do 42,400 customer transactions monthly. The facility is expected to bring in $30 million a year in sales — exceeding the old building's sales by about $2 million.

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