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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Chicle and cacao provided the chewing gum and chocolate bars in military rations.
More than 75 years ago, Mars opened its doors in Newark to create the first M&M's as military rations. We are excited to come back to the community by opening a new market hub in 2020," said Mars Wrigley Confectionery U.S.
They provided us with military rations when we were out of food, Davidson said."
Many people had to depend on military rations, MREs, to get some nourishment.
"There might be seeds [there], maybe fertilizer, some food, even military rations," she says.
(In the Philippines, soldiers who underperform in battle but feast on military rations are called sundalong kanin.)
The latter featured military rations and naan, plus some beer and Galliano found in the old USIS auditorium and bar.
M&M'S came along in 1941 and quickly gained popularity because of its inclusion in military rations with American and some Allied soldiers during World War II.
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Since food was being rationed in England at the time as well, the food included military rations. When someone in the audience wryly added, "Military rations included cigarettes at that time," Hall quickly put it in context.
It will enable soldiers to cook their meals and make their brews with a safer and cleaner fuel than traditional military rations fuel blocks like hexamine.
The supplies included 28,224 US military rations and 1,522 gallons of drinking water.
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