The Defense Commissary Agency, which is headquartered at Fort Lee, VA., operates a worldwide chain of commissaries providing groceries to military personnel, retirees and their families in a safe and secure shopping environment. Authorized patrons purchase items that are variably priced plus a 5-percent surcharge, which covers the costs of building new commissaries and modernizing existing ones. Shoppers save thousands of dollars annually on their purchases compared to commercial prices when shopping regularly at a commissary. A core military family support element, and a valued part of military pay and benefits, commissaries contribute to family readiness, enhance the quality of life for America’s military and their families, and help recruit and retain the best and brightest men and women to serve their country.
NAVSTA Norfolk Commissary operates seven days a week, from 0900-1900, with longer
Commissary hours of 0900-2000 on Thursdays. Physically challenged customers may start shopping at 0830. Located to the left of the NEX Mall, the commissary offers 11 checkouts and 4 self service registers, a full service deli and bakery, sushi made fresh daily, fresh seafood, a Grab-and-Go section for meals on the run, and special orders available in all departments. This includes made-to-order cakes, party trays and baskets, and personal “butcher shop” service in the meat department.
The store participates in the Scholarships for Military Children program, accepting applications annually from November through a specified date in February. We no longer have gift certificates, instead we have gift cards in $5 and $300 denominations. For more information or holiday hours, call 423-6070, or check the store’s web page at www.commissaries.com.