Cheyenne Military Families Could See Fewer Discounts

By: Kyle Markley Email
By: Kyle Markley Email

Cheyenne, WY (KGWN) - In the latest Pentagon budget proposal, military families in Cheyenne would be getting fewer savings at the commissary on base.
Over the next three years, the Department of Defense would slash most of the taxpayer subsidies that prop up these stores.
Each year, $1.4 billion in taxpayer money goes to 178 commissaries nationwide and 67 located overseas.
The Department of Defense plans to slash $1 billion of those subsidies, mostly affecting U.S. stores.
These cuts could cause grocery bills for a family of four to rise by $3,000 dollars a year.
Currently a family of four can save about $4,500 dollars a year at commissaries on average.
Under the new proposal, savings would be closer to $1,500 dollars a year.

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