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Deli-bakery contract awarded for 44 commissaries

FORT LEE, Va. -- A new contractor will start taking over deli-bakery operations next month at 44 mid-west U.S. commissaries impacted since the end of February when contractor-provided services ceased due to former contractor performance issues.

"I'm pleased to announce that Military Deli and Bakery Services, Inc., has been awarded the contract and this will allow us to transition these stores back to contractor-operated deli-bakeries," said DeCA Director and CEO Joseph Jeu.

Since the end of February, the commissary agency has been providing limited deli-bakery services at all the commissaries except Fort Sill, Oklahoma. This was done primarily by hiring many of the former contractor's employees on temporary appointments as government employees to provide the services.

Starting June 1, MDBS will begin taking over the deli-bakery operations in a phased roll out that includes restoration of fresh sushi bars at stores that offer this service. The deli-bakery roll out is expected to be complete by the end of the month, while the sushi bar roll-out is expected to be complete by mid-July.

Commissaries involved:
* Locations with sushi bars.
· Alabama: Maxwell-Gunter Air Force Base Annex, Maxwell Air Force Base*, Redstone Arsenal*, Fort Rucker*
· Arkansas: Little Rock Air Force Base*
· Colorado: Buckley Air Force Base*, Fort Carson*, Peterson Air Force Base*, US Air Force Academy
· Illinois: Scott Air Force Base*, Naval Station Great Lakes*
· Indiana: Harrison Village
· Kansas: McConnell Air Force Base*, Fort Leavenworth*, Fort Riley*
· Kentucky: Fort Campbell*, Fort Knox*
· Louisiana: Barksdale Air Force Base*, Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base New Orleans, Fort Polk*
· Michigan: Selfridge Air National Guard Base
· Mississippi: Columbus Air Force Base*, Naval Construction Battalion Center Gulfport*, Keesler Air Force Base*
· Missouri: Fort Leonard Wood*, Whiteman Air Force Base
· Nebraska: Offutt Air Force Base*
· New Mexico: Cannon Air Force Base, Holloman Air Force Base*, Kirtland Air Force Base*, White Sands Missile Range
· North Dakota: Grand Forks Air Force Base, Minot Air Force Base*
· Ohio: Wright-Patterson Air Force Base*
· Oklahoma: Altus Air Force Base, Fort Sill*, Tinker Air Force Base*. Vance Air Force Base
· Pennsylvania: Pittsburgh Area
· South Dakota: Ellsworth Air Force Base*
· Tennessee: Naval Support Activity Mid-South (Memphis)*
· Texas: Fort Bliss*, Sheppard Air Force Base*
· Wyoming: FE Warren Air Force Base
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