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  • Ted Cruz in South Carolina: Commanders shouldn’t worry about “gluten-free MREs”

    02/16/2016 9:36:41 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 50 replies
    Red State ^ | February 16, 2016 | Neil Stevens
    Now that the GOP race has moved out of the left-wing northeast, where Donald Trump shined, Ted Cruz is back in motion, getting bold when speaking to crowds in South Carolina...
  • U.S. Army wants you to eat MREs for 21 days straight

    12/31/2015 4:08:46 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 110 replies
    CNN ^ | 12/31/2015 | Emanuella Grinberg,
    The U.S. Army Institute of Environmental Medicine is looking for volunteers (PDF) to eat military food rations for 21 consecutive days for a study of the impact of Meals, Ready-to-Eat, or MREs, on gut health. Researchers want to learn how MREs influence the millions of bacteria in troops' digestive systems. "Interactions between the millions of bacteria living in our gut and what we eat is a very important factor in gut health, but we don't know how MRE foods interact with those bacteria to impact gut health," Holly McClung, a research dietitian working on the project, said on the Army's...
  • Private pizza: Military meal that lasts three years almost ready

    02/14/2014 1:30:35 PM PST · by Kartographer · 60 replies
    They call it the holy grail of ready-to-eat meals for soldiers: a pizza that can stay on the shelf for up to three years and still remain good to eat. Soldiers have been asking for pizza since lightweight individual field rations known as meals ready to eat, or MREs replaced canned food in 1981 for soldiers in combat zones or areas where field kitchens cannot be set up.
  • For some troops, a holiday-dinner-in-a-box

    12/24/2013 10:16:21 AM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 25 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | Dec 23 , 2013 | Olivier Knox
    For the American servicemen and women on the front lines those who will be spending the winter at remote outposts or on patrol in places like Afghanistan home for the holidays is just a dream. Thats why a special military lab has stepped up to give them a little taste of home: A holiday dinner of turkey, mashed potatoes, sweet-potato casserole, and green beans. Hot sauce? That too.
  • Report: Disaster Looms: FEMA Scrambles To Stockpile Food Reserves

    08/05/2013 4:17:10 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 86 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 8/5/13 | Mac Slavo
    In recent years the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has been regionalizing disaster supplies and rapidly procuring hundreds of millions of ready-to-eat meals, blankets, and body bags. Coupled with the Department of Homeland Securitys suspiciously massive purchases of ammunition, firearms, and riot gear, it is becoming increasingly clear that the U.S. government is positioning itself in advance of an as of yet unknown widespread calamity. The stockpiling of supplies often considered prepper staples has been occurring since at least 2008, and has increased in scope and velocity throughout the last several years. In fact, the government has been buying so...
  • A Taste of Home in Foil Packets and Powder (Inspecting Foreign MREs)

    09/07/2010 1:28:41 AM PDT · by tlb · 25 replies · 3+ views
    New York Times ^ | September 4, 2010 | ASHLEY GILBERTSON
    Troops from nearly 50 lands dine on combat meals in Afghanistan each reminding them of where theyd rather be. PHOTOGRAPHS BY ASHLEY GILBERTSON/VII NETWORK, FOR THE NEW YORK TIMES; FOOD STYLIST, MARIA WASHBURN
  • Vanity Best MRE s

    08/04/2010 8:26:13 PM PDT · by Charlespg · 75 replies
    n/a ^ | charlespg
    mre for hurricane season
  • Military Meals for Storm Victims Are Safe, Officials Say

    02/06/2009 3:50:39 PM PST · by SandRat · 12 replies · 621+ views
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 6, 2009 Though some of them contain peanut butter, the 660,000 packaged military meals the Defense Logistics Agency and Federal Emergency Management Agency are shipping to Kentucky and Arkansas storm victims are safe, officials here said. The meals -- known as Meals, Ready to Eat, or MREs -- will replace the commercial meal kits that have been distributed to the storm victims. DLAs Defense Distribution Center in New Cumberland, Pa., is arranging shipment of the meals, scheduled for delivery today. A recent Food and Drug Administration recall of some products containing peanut butter has prompted the Defense...
  • Fattening menus for troops in Iraq

    When Spc. Matthew Curll left basic training for Iraq nearly a year ago, he traded a bland diet of MREs for burgers, pie and Fudgsicles. "You go from a lot of MREs and crappy stuff at the mess hall to prime rib on Sundays," said Curll, 21, of Lancaster, Mass., over a dinner of baked chicken followed by ice cream in Baghdad's fortified Green Zone. "I wasn't expecting it at all," added Spc. Joe Reen, 23, of Norwood, Mass., finishing a turkey wrap and green salad. "You wanted to try everything." The two indulged at first, but said they learned...
  • The FReeper Foxhole Enjoys a Lazy Sunday.. The Unoffical MRE Recipe Booklet...Sunday Jan 29,2006

    01/28/2006 7:17:17 PM PST · by alfa6 · 414 replies · 15,046+ views
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    Lord, Keep our Troops forever in Your care Give them victory over the enemy... Grant them a safe and swift return... Bless those who mourn the lost. . FReepers from the Foxhole join in prayer for all those serving their country at this time. ...................................................................................... ........................................... U.S. Military History, Current Events and Veterans Issues Where Duty, Honor and Countryare acknowledged, affirmed and commemorated. Our Mission: The FReeper Foxhole is dedicated to Veterans of our Nation's military forces and to others who are affected in their relationships with Veterans. In the FReeper Foxhole, Veterans or their family members should feel...
  • Thinner troops prompt military to beef up MREs

    03/29/2007 9:46:02 PM PDT · by jmc1969 · 82 replies · 288+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 03/30/07 | AAMER MADHANI
    When Lt. Dave Moore visited infantry units in the remote, rugged mountains of Afghanistan late last year, the Navy medical officer was surprised to hear from many soldiers and Marines that they had lost significant weight. After conducting more than 150 interviews with medics, officers and troops on the ground, Moore concluded that the portable rations called "Meals, Ready-to-Eat" long derided by troops, but valued by the Pentagon for their indestructibility were not doing the job, causing the soldiers to shed pounds that they very much needed. The standard Meal, Ready to Eat [MRE] does not provide adequate...
  • MERC (New Army ration) request for information [Vanity]

    05/05/2006 9:21:04 PM PDT · by neutrino · 10 replies · 520+ views
    n/a ^ | 05/05/2006 | Neutrino
    I've heard that a new MRE component is being manufactured, but there seems to be limited information about it. Here's what I've found so far: Pocket Food (Includes a picture) And an older item that discusses the matter at: seabeecook The second article mentions GoodMark Foods Inc., which has been acquired by ConAgra. Anyway, I'm curious - has anyone come across such things? Who is the contractor that produces the components? How do they taste? Is there a viable (and legal) source? Yours for culinary excellence, Neutrino
  • Which MRE is best? [Vanity]

    04/19/2006 5:25:34 PM PDT · by neutrino · 85 replies · 2,981+ views
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    I've been thinking of procuring some MREs as the hurricane/severe weather season approaches - and thought my fellow FReepers would be the best possible source of information. It appears that there are two general options - the MRE pack from SOPAKCO - an example of which is here The other supply seems to be assembled from contract overruns, for example the item at this link It appears that MREs are more cost-effective than freeze dried items. I prefer to have an assembled meal instead of purchasing individual items. Also, I recognize that the Sopakco meals don't have heaters - but,...
  • New year, new MREs

    01/04/2006 4:11:32 PM PST · by SandRat · 62 replies · 1,259+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Jan 4, 2005 | Lance Cpl. R. Drew Hendricks
    U.S. MARINE CORPS FORCES, PACIFIC, CAMP H. M. SMITH, Hawaii (01-03-2006) -- If you are tired of trying to make Meal-Ready-to-Eat menus more palatable, then your search may be over. The field rations have progressed a long way from the C-rats of the past, and they continue to change even to this day. Four of the current 24 MREs have been removed and are being replaced by new and improved menus, according to the U.S. Army Soldier Systems Center, located in Natick, Mass. Usually the ASSC only replaces two MREs a year, but this year they wanted to give the...
  • Good eats means happy troops

    01/04/2006 5:27:40 PM PST · by SandRat · 15 replies · 623+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Jan 4, 2005 | Master Sgt. Stanley Coleman
    1/4/2006 - SOUTHWEST ASIA (AFPN) -- An army marches on it stomach. Napoleon Bonaparte said, and believed, that in 1812. Truth is he might have been thinking more about the importance of a good supply line. But a visit to a military camp -- then or now -- would reveal that good eats and tasty treats are just as important to the troops. Get it wrong, and the troops are not happy. The Airmen of the 379th Expeditionary Services Squadrons food service flight know that. Its why they strives to provide the best variety of food -- meats, seafood, vegetables,...
  • U.S. Investigates Sale of MREs on eBay

    10/29/2005 10:22:27 AM PDT · by GeneD · 46 replies · 1,269+ views
    AP via Wired News ^ | 10/29/2005 | Lara Jakes Jordan
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Uncle Sam has tried to feed millions of hurricane victims this year with Meals-Ready-to-Eat, or MREs, only to fear that some of them have become Meals-Ready-for-eBay. The government is looking into whether eBay sellers in Gulf Coast states are trying to profit from military foodstuffs handed out for free following hurricanes Katrina, Rita and Wilma. Representatives for eBay, the online auctioneer company, say it is impossible to prove that any of the meals were meant for hurricane victims. They note that MREs can be bought in camping stores and Army-Navy surplus outlets. But at least some of...
  • Shelter-seekers find long lines, noisy conditions in Superdome

    09/07/2005 7:34:16 PM PDT · by BykrBayb · 43 replies · 1,383+ views
    Duluth News Tribune ^ | Mon, Aug. 29, 2005 | DAVID OVALLE
    Posted on Mon, Aug. 29, 2005 Shelter-seekers find long lines, noisy conditions in Superdome BY DAVID OVALLE Knight Ridder Newspapers NEW ORLEANS - (KRT) - As Hurricane Katrina pounded relentlessly on its roof, the tourists and the vagabonds, the poor and the frail dozed awkwardly - if at all - in Mardi Gras-colored chairs in the giant Louisiana Superdome. When they got hungry, there was not the beer-and-hot dog fare served up at Saints football games. More than 10,000 refugees from Katrina dined on the same instant meals as U.S. soldiers in Iraq, fitting because it was soldiers who were...
  • Ungrateful People

    09/02/2005 12:50:00 PM PDT · by stan_25 · 174 replies · 5,411+ views
    Septemeber 2, 2005 | stan25
    In the middest of the chaos and despair, that is in the City of New Orleans, there have been people waiting for at least three days for food and water. The media has been squawking the loudest about the slowness of the food convoys. When a truckload of MREs (Meals Ready to Eat) finally arrived in to help feed the masses, that have not had any food or water; you would think that these people would be grateful. That seems to be not the case in the eyes of some people. Yes, that is right, there are some people that...
  • Gourmet Fare at Gitmo 'Gulag'

    06/12/2005 8:59:45 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 85 replies · 4,424+ views
    NewsMax ^ | June 12, 2005 | Carl Limbacher
    After Rep. Duncan Hunter's eye-opening description of how terrorist suspects are living high on the hog at the U.S. detention center at Guantanamo Bay, prisoners from around the world will no doubt be clamoring for a 'gulag' cell of their own. Appearing on Fox News Sunday, the House Armed Services Committee chairman began by detailing tonight's dinner menu at Gitmo - which all detainees, including one suspected of being involved in the 9/11 plot, will enjoy. "For Sunday they're going to be having Orange Glazed Chicken, Fresh Fruit Roupee, Steamed Peas and Mushrooms, Rice Pilaf - we treat them very...
  • Media Training Now Required for Iraq-Bound Soldiers

    01/18/2005 2:37:42 PM PST · by rightalien · 5 replies · 283+ views
    Editor & Publisher ^ | January 18, 2005 | Joe Strupp
    NEW YORK As the U.S. military approaches nearly two years in the Iraq conflict, media training for soldiers going into the war zone has been stepped up, becoming mandatory for Army troops since October, E&P has learned. "Talking point" cards for military personnel, meanwhile, are being updated regularly as the war progresses -- often as much as once a week -- to keep up with the conflict's changing issues and the proximity of embedded reporters. Among the current talking points: "We are a values-based, people-focused team that strives to uphold the dignity and respect of all." Soldiers preparing for deployment...