CLICK2GO service comes to Minot Air Force Base Commissary
By 2nd Lt. Ryan Walsh, Minot Air Force Base Public Affairs
/ Published October 28, 2020
MINOT AIR FORCE BASE, N.D. --
On Tuesday Oct.27, 2020, the Defense Commissary Agency’s CLICK2GO program was officially launched at the Minot Air Force Base commissary. The CLICK2GO program is an online and curbside pickup grocery service that can be accessed from a computer or mobile device. It was originally scheduled to come to Minot in 2021, with Minot being one of the later bases to receive the service. However, CLICK2GO has arrived significantly ahead of schedule as a result of a survey distributed to Team Minot last winter. The survey allowed base leadership to show DECA how much the service was wanted and needed. This comes at a particularly advantageous time with the winter quickly approaching.
The CLICK2GO program creates greater convenience, and improves quality of life. During the winter months, families going grocery shopping will have the ease of ordering groceries ahead of time, ready to go when they arrive. Additionally, with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the new service will help limit exposure time and allow people to pick up their groceries without having to go into the store.
"This project will not only benefit the Airmen, but also the families," says Dana Bjertness, commissary manager at Minot Air Force Base. "When it’s five below outside, your spouse is alone with your children and you’re out on the missile field, this program will help everyone out."
To use the service, you would access CLICK2GO by logging into your my.commissaries.com account. There you can choose your items as well as pickup time. When arriving to pick up your order, you need your military or dependent ID, confirmation email and some form of electronic payment. You can place orders anytime of the day and even multiple days in advance. The service will allow flexibility for your schedule and streamline the grocery shopping process.
"We are grateful for DECA’s partnership and willingness to accelerate the timeline for Click2GO at Minot," said Chief Master Sgt. Eryn McElroy, command chief master sergeant for the 5th Bomb Wing. "Conveniences like this make a big difference in the lives of our Airmen and families, especially during the cold winter months."
The valuable feedback from the Team Minot community has helped bring this service sooner than expected. It will bring about another positive quality of life component to Minot. The CLICK2GO program will provide greater accommodation for families by creating a near effortless grocery shopping experience. It will allow for less time spent on trips to the commissary and alleviate the process of getting children bundled up and ready to go for a trip to the store during the cold winter months. Families can schedule their pickup times and submit their grocery list in a way that works most conveniently for them.