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Remodeled Los Angeles AFB Commissary celebrates grand re-opening

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CeCe Hernandez uses her commissary privileges to grab a quick bite for lunch. The recently renovated commissary at Los Angeles Air Force Base features many new options, quality and selection. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tamry McCauley)

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Maria Santoya Gonzalez, a budget analyst for 61st Air Base Group and her family prepare for the 4th of July weekend. The addition of two new express lines helps the checkout process go a lot faster. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tamry McCauley)

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Shopping at the newly remodeled Los Angeles Air Force Base commissary is a vital benefit for military families. The convenience and quality of products at a significant savings enhances quality-of-life and readiness. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tamry McCauley)

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John Sergeant, manager of the meat department at Los Angeles Air Force Base Commissary, shows off 4th of July specials during the grand re-opening of the commissary. According to Sergeant, the meat department has quality cuts with great values, and are there to help with any special requests. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tamry McCauley)

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Juan Zavala, Deli assistant manager at the Los Angeles Air Force Base Commissary, is excited that the commissary has completed renovations. The new additions include an updated deli. They have a wide variety of delicatessen needs like sandwiches, desserts and fresh bakery items. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tamry McCauley)

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Sally Chen, a sashimi master chef, slices fresh tuna in the traditional Japanese manner. The commissary at Los Angeles Air Force Base recently updated its Sushi bar, offering Sushi prepared daily with some of the freshest fish in the local area. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tamry McCauley)

LOS ANGELES AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. --

Los Angeles Air Force Base celebrated the reopening of the commissary after completing a renovation project on July 3.

The upgrade, which came just in time for the Independence Day weekend, included a new interior design featuring wider aisles, and a dedicated sushi counter. The change also includes two separate express lines, making it easier for customers to check out without a long wait. As customers browsed the aisles, they were impressed with all the new changes.

The 4th of July weekend was a great time for staff to remind members that commissaries are the oldest military resale benefit.  The first commissaries opened in 1825 when enlisted men and officers received the same privileges.  Almost 100 years later, the benefit still exists to help service members and their families improve their quality of life by delivering significant savings on groceries.”  

“Much has changed since then, but we wanted to let military members to know that commissaries are still supporting military members and their families,” said Jeanne Halterman, Defense Commissary Agency-Los Angeles store director.

As families prepared to celebrate fireworks and barbeques over the Independence Day holiday, the newly remodeled facility is honored to give their customers the best shopping experience and are thrilled the store was completed by the holiday weekend.