Defense Commissary Agency (DeCA)

The Defense Commissary Agency (DeCA) oversees the operation of a worldwide chain of military commissaries. Commissaries provide a military benefit, saving authorized patrons nearly 25%, which equates to thousands of dollars annually on their purchases compared to commercial prices when shopping regularly at a commissary. The discounted prices include a 5% surcharge, which covers the costs of building new commissaries and modernizing existing ones. Commissary use has long been available to Regular Air Force, Air National Guard, and Air Force Reserve Service members, to Retirees, to 100% disabled Veterans, Medal of Honor recipients and to qualified Family members. Authorized shoppers are required to possess and show a Uniformed Services' Identification Card (ID).