Military and veterans' organizations have asked Congress to increase oversight of the Pentagon's proposal to merge the commissary and exchange systems, asking for a review by government auditors and congressional hearings. The Military Coalition, a group of 27 organizations, asked House and Senate Armed Services committee leaders in March to pay attention to the proposal, which would consolidate the three exchange systems and some Defense Commissary Agency functions. Military Coalition members said they aren't opposed to the idea but urged caution in implementing changes to what they described as a "fragile military community ecosystem that may impact other important programs." Read more about the request on Military.com.
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