Navy to close bargain stores at Moffett
Original post made on Oct 31, 2007
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on Oct 31, 2007 at 1:16 pm
Isn't it interesting how Congress grills and admonishes U.S. Corporations for reneging on their obligations and commitments to present and former employees, yet exhibits exactly the same bad behavior when it comes to its own military retirees. The package of military retiree benefits promised at retirement includes Base Exchange and commissary privileges as well as Veterans Medical coverage. All of these benefits are systematically being diminished, or dismantled, over time. Military retirees have thus far been unable to stem the dismemberment of retirement benefits thus far and this sends a strong and negative message to our current and future servicemen who serve in the U.S. military.
Alan J. Zulberti
Major, US Army, Ret.
on Nov 7, 2007 at 1:39 pm
I can express my sentiments no better than Major Zulberti.
As I near retirement I feel more and more as a tool that was used and then disgarded...........
on Nov 7, 2007 at 9:08 pm
I am a military retiree that lives in the south bay. I go to the NEX often and its usually empty during the week and full during the weekends with visitors that are shopping under the ID card of one of thier familiy members (third cousins sisters daughter twice removed). Its obvious that due to the limited number of active duty military in the area that the Moffett NEX is not a money maker. I can agree with the decision to close the store and hope the money saved will be used to better support todays active duty troops. Major Zulberti Travis and Montery AAFES are not that far away. When I joined the military I dont remember them promising me access to nearby on base shopping upon my retirement. It is your choice to live where you now do and if the closest NEX or AAFESS is to far away then I suggest you move closer to one. NEX and AAFESS also do provide online shopping for your convenience.