combat rations

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combat rations

A generic term for military-issue food provided to soldiers on the front line of combat.
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There are also landing craft, tanks and heavy guns, well bits of equipment from the landings - from field rations to very slim guidebooks France.
Others got a case of bottled water or military MREs, or field rations. An olive-drab military forklift moved around huge pallets loaded with supplies.
With what condiment did US troops in Vietnam "boost" their field rations?
Men and women of the National Guard shared their field rations with residents until the power returned.
The spartan hotel lacked air conditioning and an internet connection, the students were fed field rations, and everyone spent five hours each day snorkelling under a blistering sun in order to count fish.
Cigarettes were distributed in field rations as late as the mid-1970s.
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 example, it would be more appropriate to move 10 cases of field rations using a Humvee rather than an armored vehicle that weighs more than 12 tons.
Feeding of detainees had progressed from providing American field rations to a culturally-appropriate diet prepared onsite by commercial catering companies and delivered for bulk feeding in a communal milieu.
The past weekend's camping trip was just a practice; to give them a taste for field rations and carrying their possessions, snail-like, upon their backs.
Soon after the LNO arrived, the 30th CSSB began shipping ration supplements to Sinjar to augment field rations. This was a milestone for the Marines in the field.