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Whiteman AFB providing military-only commissary hours

Whiteman Air Force Base Commissary now limits the amount of meat a customer can purchase at one check out at Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, March 19,2020. Whiteman is actively trying to increase their deliveries to meet the high demand. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Alexandria Lee)

Whiteman Air Force Base Commissary now limits the amount of meat a customer can purchase at one check out at Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, March 19,2020. Whiteman is actively trying to increase their deliveries to meet the high demand. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Alexandria Lee)

Jeff Smith, Whiteman Air Force Base Commissary store worker, cleans off the screen after checking out a customer at Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, March 19,2020. Whiteman Air Force Base Commissary is committed to deep cleaning all the shelves before opening and after closing time, also wiping down all self-check out kiosks after each customer.(U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Alexandria Lee)

Jeff Smith, Whiteman Air Force Base Commissary store worker, cleans off the screen after checking out a customer at Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, March 19,2020. Whiteman Air Force Base Commissary is committed to deep cleaning all the shelves before opening and after closing time, also wiping down all self-check out kiosks after each customer.(U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Alexandria Lee)

Graphic showing the 509th Bomb Wing wing crest and a CDC-provided graphic rendering of the coronavirus.

Team Whiteman sends daily updates during the dynamic coronavirus situation. (U.S. Air Force graphic by Tech. Sgt. Alexander W. Riedel)

WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. --

At the request of Team Whiteman leadership, the commissary has reserved the first two operating hours of the base commissary for active-duty, guard, and reserve service members and their dependents. The Whiteman Commissary intends to place this measure into effect Tuesday, March 24, 2020.

During the first two hours of each business day, only service member and their families will be able to shop at the commissary. These restricted hours will be Tuesday through Saturday, 9 a.m.-11 a.m., and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. The commissary is open to all entitled beneficiaries during all other business hours. IDs will be checked at the door.

This new measure is not a direct response to the new confirmed case of COVID-19 at Whiteman AFB; this measure is designed to provide better access to essentials for those who are executing the mission and supporting operations at Whiteman AFB. This is a temporary measure that will be lifted at the discretion of the 509th Bomb Wing commander. Retirees and others who may use the commissary are invited to shop after the first two hours of operation each day.

Shoppers will still be limited to existing Defense Commissary Agency restrictions and all Airmen and shoppers should be courteous and responsible.

The 509th Bomb Wing Public Affairs office will continue to provide up-to-date information on www.whiteman.af.mil, www.facebook.com/WhitemanAirForceBase and on Twitter (@Whiteman_AFB). Questions or concerns can be sent to Public Affairs via social media or directed to the Wing Commander and Wing Command Chief at https://www.whiteman.af.mil/Connect/Leadership-Link/.