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Commissaries reopen after six days

By Nicole Paitsel

Daily Press

9:24 AM EDT, October 7, 2013

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Commissaries on military bases in the United States reopened today after a six-day closure.

Although the government shutdown is still in effect, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Saturday that the Pentagon would recall most of its 350,000 furloughed civilian workers on Monday. That number included commissary employees. 

On Sunday, Peninsula commissary shoppers were informed on the Joint Base Langley-Eustis Facebook page that the stores would open at 9 a.m. Monday.

The Fort Eustis commissary is generally closed on Mondays. It will reopen on Tuesday.

"But will they actually be stocked up?" Phillip Howard asked on the Joint Base Langley-Eustis Facebook page. "If they were shutdown all last week, why would they restock during that time? Can't order and get deliveries while you are closed."