November 2012 Commissaries Remote Sales

Each month, the Defense Commissary Agency (DeCA) brings commissary products and prices to locations that are geographically separated from their regular stores.  Properly called Guard and Reserve Sales because they tend to cater to National Guard and military reserve families, they are open to any eligible commissary patron.  The dates and locations for November 2012 include:

November 1 – 3
Kekaha, Hawai’i
Pacific Missile Range Facility

November 2 – 3
Charlotte, North Carolina
4930 Minuteman Lane

November 2 – 3
Evansville, Indiana
Indiana Army National Guard Armory
3300 East Division Street

November 2 – 3
Grenada, Mississippi
Camp McCain
3162 James Biddy Road Bldg S220

November 2 – 4
Helena, Montana
Fort Harrison
1956 Mt Majo Street

November 3
Terre Haute, Indiana
955 S Petercheff St

November 3 – 4
Chicopee, Massachusetts
Westover ARB
650 Hangar Avenue

November 3 – 4
Colchester, Vermont
Camp Johnson
Bldg. 6, National Guard Road

November 3 – 4
Fort Smith, Arkansas
Fort Chaffee Maneuver Training Center
Building 7047, Gate 19 Road

November 3 – 4
Redhouse, West Virginia
Eleanor Reserve Center
106 Army-Navy Road

November 8 – 10
Mobile, Alabama
1620 S Broad Street, Box B7

November 9 – 10
Fresno, California
Hammer Field Armory
5575 E Airway Blvd

November 15 – 16
Alameda, California
Coast Guard Island
Bldg. 16, MWR

November 16 – 18
Portland, Oregon
Jackson Armory
6255 NE Cornfoot Drive

November 30
Jackson, Mississippi
Charles L. Sullivan ANG Base
141 Military Dr, Bldg 237

The blue link in each event will take you to the contact information for the sponsoring commissary.  Be sure to call to verify dates, times, and locations, as these events are subject to world events just like everything else.  I’d hate for you to travel to discover that a detail had changed.

Have any of you ever attended one of these remote location sales?  What was it like?  Did you purchase things?  Did they seem like a good deal to you?  As you can tell, I’m very curious!

About the Author

Kate Horrell
Kate Horrell is a military financial coach, mom of four teens, and Navy spouse. She has a background in taxes and mortgage banking, and a trove of experience helping other military families with their money. Follow her on twitter @realKateHorrell.
  • mike leeper

    how about exchanges on guam

  • Jack Palmer

    We are USMC retired in Oregon….about 50 miles from Portland. and were told of one event (about 4 years ago by the mother of a SEAL who told our son to let us know)….guess that’s about as oblique as it gets !!! We attended at the USAF reserve facility at the PDX military “side”….we had only visited there once previously, at the end of the Vietnam war, but found it about as we remembered it.. We were overwhelmed by the magnitude of the commisary event,, the extent of the offerings (i.e. PX items, commissary items — too extensive to mention, and on, to include the “grand opening” of a new Base PX” (Marine Corps term) area. We spent about $200 (a lot for two of us) but talked-about the event for a couple of years to other “military orphans” like any retirees (regualr and reserve) in our lesser population State (the entire state’s population is about 1/3 that of NYC)….simply stated, we (all who were there) thoroughly enjoyed being included within the “old” militqry family….it was like Christmas in Autmn..

    • KateKashman

      Jack, I’m glad to hear that you found it worth the trip. I post the monthly events here, and they are also listed at I’m not sure how often they come to your area, but I know that they do come. Thanks for the report!

  • Kay

    Will you send me the phone number and email for Cannon Air Force Base in
    New Mexico. I miss the flyers for the BX

  • George Howe

    We went to the Westovr sales on Sat..there wasa very little there, we were told only one truck load, and it was lacking.

    • KateKashman

      Mr. Howe, that must have been disappointing. I hope you didn’t travel far. Did they say if the sale was impacted by the storm? Thanks for letting us know your experience.

  • Dustie

    I wish they didn’t take it away for the members and family in Tulsa ok….