Military Rations, MREs & Food

Military rations are vital to any operation. An army travels on its stomach and nothing is more imporatant to military success than keeping the troops supplied with rations.

GI Joe 1942.  Food preparation, or KP, is basic to Army life.
GI Joe 1942. Food preparation, or KP, is basic to Army life. Photo courtesy Joe M.

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Military Rations, MREs & Food

This Olive-Drab.com section has separate pages covering the military food supply, combat rations, ranging from the canned rations of World War II, Korea and Vietnam to the modern Meals, Ready to Eat (MRE) and HooAH! Bar:

Field food distribution point for Lt. General Walter Kreuger's Third Army, during Louisiana Maneuvers, 1942
Field food distribution point for Lt. General Walter Kreuger's Third Army,
during Louisiana Maneuvers, 1942.

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