Rep. Joe Heck (R-Nev.) is a brigadier general in the Army Reserve, a soldier-physician thrice deployed and also a discerning commissary shopper. Heck knows grocery stores because his father spent a lifetime in the business, starting as a 17-year-old checkout clerk and rising to regional supervisor of a super market chain. "I used to go to work with him as a kid all the time," Heck said. "That's how I spent my Saturdays." Perhaps that's also why, as chairman of the House armed services' subcommittee on military personnel, Heck is sounding so confident that Congress can reform base grocery stores. He plans to have his subcommittee shape legislation next year that will make commissaries more efficient and generating first-ever profits, thus lowering taxpayer costs for the benefit. For more details, see this Military Advantage blog post.
Military Report: The Hot List
Most Popular Benefits Articles
Now it's easier to do that last-minute gift shopping.
The plan, for active duty and reserve dependents, is giving policyholders a break
The program is part of the VA's whole health approach to care.
Women were first able to serve as permanent, regular members of the services in 1948.
The Veteran Employment Through Technology Education Courses (VET TEC) program will resume in October