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10 U.S. Code § 7779 - Use of public property

When the economy of the Army so requires, the Secretary of the Army shall establish military headquarters in places where suitable buildings are owned by the United States.
No money appropriated for the support of the Army may be spent for post gardens or Army exchanges. However, this does not prevent Army exchanges from using public buildings or public transportation that, in the opinion of the office or officer designated by the Secretary, are not needed for other purposes.
(Aug. 10, 1956, ch. 1041, 70A Stat. 270, § 4779; Pub. L. 99–661, div. B, title VII, § 2721, Nov. 14, 1986, 100 Stat. 4042; renumbered § 7779, Pub. L. 115–232, div. A, title VIII, § 808(d), Aug. 13, 2018, 132 Stat. 1839.)

Historical and Revision Notes

Revised section

Source (U.S. Code)

Source (Statutes at Large)





June 23, 1879, ch. 35, § 8, 21 Stat. 35.



Aug. 1, 1914, ch. 223 (2d par. under “Quartermaster Corps”), 38 Stat. 629.


July 16, 1892, ch. 195 (last proviso under “Quartermaster’s Department”), 27 Stat. 178; June 28, 1950, ch. 383, § 402(c), 64 Stat. 227.

In subsection (a), the words “United States” are substituted for the word “Government”.

In subsection (b), the words “suitable space” are substituted for the words “proper and suitable room or rooms”. The words “there is a” are substituted for the words “have been established”.

Editorial Notes

2018—Pub. L. 115–232 renumbered section 4779 of this title as this section.

1986—Subsecs. (b), (c). Pub. L. 99–661 redesignated subsec. (c) as (b) and struck out former subsec. (b) which directed the Secretary to assign suitable space for postal purposes at each military post where there was a post office.

Statutory Notes and Related Subsidiaries
Effective Date of 2018 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 115–232 effective Feb. 1, 2019, with provision for the coordination of amendments and special rule for certain redesignations, see section 800 of Pub. L. 115–232, set out as a note preceding section 3001 of this title.