FORT BENNING, GA (WTVM) - During the government shutdown, the military will still get a paycheck, but their grocery bills could skyrocket.
Beginning Tuesday October 2, commissaries across the country will close due to the shutdown-- including the one on Fort Benning.
This will affect millions of people who buy tax-free groceries.
We spoke to a veteran about the closings.
"Our leadership is not doing their job, this is all unnecessary," said retired General Ken Leuer. "My wife shops regularly at the commissary like the rest of us we are hoping that this ends very quickly...and we get back and do what's right for the people."
About 12 million people are eligible to shop at the 246 commissaries on military installations worldwide.