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Posted: Thursday, August 15, 2013 4:12 pm

The Fort Rucker Commissary and Faulkner and Newton gates, which have been closed since July 8 due to furloughs, are scheduled to return to their normal business hours next week, according to Fort Rucker's Public Affairs Office.

The Faulkner and Newton gates will reopen on Aug. 19, and will be open from 4:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. on weekdays. 

However, construction is also expected at both gates, Lt. Col. Madeline Bondy, director of the Directorate of Public Safety, said in a news release.

Bondy advised commuters to check the gate status section on the Fort Rucker website for any changes in time because of the ongoing construction. She added hours could be lightly affected.

The commissary will resume to its normal business hours on Aug. 20.

The commissary’s normal hours are from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturdays and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sundays.

“This is welcome news for us all,” Joseph H. Jeu, director and CEO of DECA, said in a news release. “We recognize the disruption that furloughs presented to our patrons as far as access to their commissary benefit. We also understand the economic hardships many of our employees faced with the pay they lost during the furlough period.”

The gate status can be reviewed at and the commissary at

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