No commissary cuts, please

Published 7:42 pm Saturday, November 5, 2016

To the editor:

I request your action now to stop the military commissary funding cuts repeatedly advocated by some national leaders.

In recent years, Congress and the administration have harmed military purchasing power by cutting annual pay raises, targeting housing allowances, cutting healthcare benefits and so on.

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Approval of any change to the commissary or exchange systems would certainly be viewed as just one more step on the part of national leaders to callously harm those who fight and die for this nation — and the loved ones who support them.

As a member of the Air Force Sergeants Association, which represents all current and former Air Force members, I feel that approval of these cuts would be harmful and irresponsible.
I urge you to support full commissary funding and to take a stand on behalf of service members. They have earned and need this benefit program.

Julianne Serig