MECHANICSBURG, Pa. (NWSA) -- Individuals using Navy galleys and other appropriated funded military dining facilities will see lower meal rates beginning today.
The new dining facility prices are based on a simplified meal rate of $7 a day to most cash patrons ($1.50 for breakfast, $2.75 each for lunch and dinner). Certain individuals, including family members of enlisted personnel in grades E-1 through E-4, pay a discounted rate of $5.50 a day.
Enlisted members who are not receiving a subsistence allowance or the subsistence portion of per diem, and who are otherwise authorized to eat in appropriated funded galleys without charge, are not affected. The new $7 a day meal rate will reduce the meal portion of per diem for travelers directed to eat in appropriated funded dining facilities.
"This not only aligns dining facility prices with the real cost of preparing meals, but it greatly reduces the complexity of galley financial management, and promises to save considerable travel dollars," said Pat Elliott, NAVSUP's deputy commander for Support Services, who manages Navy Food Service policy and operations.
Navy News Wire "A" story NWSA2213, dated October 1, 1996.
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