Soldier unwraps his Meal, Ready-to-Eat, Individual (MRE). The MRE is the standard military ration developed to support the individual soldier in all the U.S. Armed Forces: Army, Air Force, Navy and Marines.
Websites Related to Military Food Supply & Rations
Operational Rations - Historical Background. Gives an excellent historical
overview of Operational Ration development from the Revolutionary War
to the end of World War II. Focuses on World War II development and fielding
of the C, D, K, 5 in 1 and 10 in 1 rations.
The cornerstone of army field feeding is the military ration, discussed in this US Army paper on nutritional guidance. Rations are of four types: Group Feeding Rations, Individually Packaged Rations, Restricted Rations, and Specialty Rations. The type of ration provided to soldiers depends upon the unit's mission, tactical scenario, location, and availability of food service equipment and personnel.
SeeBeeCook.com is an on-line
resource for military cooks and bakers with copies of TM's, a military
field kitchen truck restoration project, and many articles on military
food and rations and related topics like sanitation and equipment.
ReproRations specializes in making and selling accurate reproductions of military rations from World War II and a few items from World War I, perfect for re-enactors, collectors, educators, historians, museums, movie and tv film companies, and others. US rations as well as rations produced by allies and enemy forces are included.
World War Two Ration Technologies is a company that offers authentic reproductions of the packaging and labels for C rations, K rations and D rations from World War II. This is a service to re-enactors who want to have an experience as close to actual history as possible. Their website has a wealth of information about the rations, how they were made, and how they were used in the field.
Corporal Mathew R. Loper, 20, a radio operator with the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable) prepares hundreds of cases of Meals Ready to Eat to hand out to victims of the tsunami in the Indian Ocean. 2 January 2005.
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