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Sam's Club stores waive fees for military during government shutdown

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There's some positive news for active and retired military amid all the tension over the government shutdown.

Sams's Club stores are waiving membership fees for those from the Armed Forces for the duration of the government shutdown,

Dozens of commissaries on military bases were shut down on Wednesday.

Military personnel and their families rely heavily on the commissaries' low-cost groceries, and Sam's Club says the gesture is about showing appreciation for our military.

"We wanted to give back to the men and women who have served our country so well, and anything that we could do to help them in their time of need the way that they have helped us so graciously in our time of need," says Najja Thumbuttu, General Manager for Sam's Club on Youree Drive in Shreveport.

The fee waiver is available at Sam's club stores across the nation and will continue until the government resumes commissary operations.

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