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Prices rise slightly at all dining facilities

By STARS AND STRIPES Published: January 9, 2012

GRAFENWÖHR, Germany — Eating at military dining facilities and military academies costs a little more since the start of the year for those who pay for their meals out of pocket.

Meal prices at facilities and academies across all services went up Jan. 1 to account for a rise in food costs calculated as 7.2 percent in the previous fiscal year, according to DOD spokeswoman Cheryl Irwin. The basic allowance for subsistence went up an equal amount Jan. 1, she said.

The price of breakfast increased to $2.45 from $2.30, lunch rose to $4.55 from $4.25 and weekend supper increased to $6.40 from $5.95.

The change in meal prices will affect anyone authorized to eat at the facilities, Irwin said, including family of servicemembers and civilians. Discount prices, which apply to family of servicemembers at grade E-4 and below, among others, also increased slightly.

The price change is the first since 2009, Irwin said.

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