The last update, I promise: I give up. DECA still claims that they don't know. I don't think that it is helping anyone to have me searching for more sources when DECA is stating that they don't have a plan. I have been following their facebook page, and I think that maybe y'all should, too. I guess we will find out tomorrow, huh?
P.S. I think this is ridiculous.
P.P.S. Check out our boots-on-the-ground reporter Amy at SpouseBUZZ: Panic! At the Commissary
UPDATE: I am now getting conflicting reports from a variety of sources. I wonder if Ms. Brown meant DeCA Europe stores only? Please contact your local store to ask, but also be aware that very few people actually know the full truth right now. Yesterday (Thursday) was a big day for announcements and all the latest information hasn't made it way down the chains of command yet.
After weeks of not really addressing the question, it has been confirmed: a government shutdown would close the commissaries. Leslie Brown, spokesperson for DeCA Europe, confirmed Thursday that all commissaries will be closed for the duration of any government shutdown. I guess I should be there at 10 am tomorrow, stocking up on whatever is left after today.
AAFES and NEX stores will not be affected unless they receive goods via the DeCA distribution system.