On-Site Commissary from Andrews AFB a Big Hit on Base

Members of the 167th Airlift Wing, West Virginia Air National Guard, gather around a freezer full of steaks on sale during the Andrews Air Force Base Commissary On-Site Sale held at the Martinsburg, W.Va. air base on Friday July 10, 2009 (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt Emily Beightol-Deyerle)

Members of the 167th Airlift Wing, West Virginia Air National Guard, gather around a freezer full of steaks on sale during the Andrews Air Force Base Commissary On-Site Sale held at the Martinsburg, W.Va. air base on Friday July 10, 2009 (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt Emily Beightol-Deyerle)

Martinburg, WV -- The commissary from Andrews Air Force Base sponsored the event, offering military members a substantial savings
as opposed to shopping in the local community. Authorized commissary shoppers such as active-duty military, Guardsmen and Reservists, retirees and their family members took advantage of the sale, saving on everything from meat to diapers.

With bulk items and club packages available, shoppers saved anywhere from 40 to 60 percent, said Rena M. Dial, manager for Andrews Air Force Base commissary.

"It's a great deal for our folks," said Command Chief Master Sgt. John Alderton of the 167th Airlift Wing in Martinsburg, W.Va.

Drawings and giveaways, to include a 32-inch television and gift cards, were also given.