Military commissaries have closed in response to the government shutdown, leaving about 12 million people, including personnel, families and retirees, without access to tax-free, inexpensive groceries. Commissary shoppers save approximately 30% compared with commercial prices, a perk on which many rely to survive on a military salary. Domestic commissaries stayed open Tuesday to clear out produce and perishables, a Defense Commissary Agency spokesman said. Commissaries are expected to stay shuttered until the shutdown ends.

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