Thank you for sharing those great pictures Housil!
And Alohakid, I am so sorry to hear about your experience with the equipment shortages for your son in Iraq - I hope he and his fellow soldiers got through their tour safe & sound. I remember hearing about that - it was 10 years ago now.. shortages on body armor - those poor men & women not getting the gear they need so family were having to pitch in just to get the equipment/protection that the government should have had these soldiers covered head to toe with. And I agree, US govt really could step up their game on food quality and something enjoyable to eat like MRE pizza as a morale boosting staple in MRE's - but it looks like there won't be any on the 2018 menu lineup - while Norway has them with their much higher quality freeze dried meals.. US govt always goes to the lowest bidder and quite frankly, I think the US soldier deserves a better ration with far wider menu variation than the US MRE. Don't get me wrong, the US MRE is what got me into rations and I love it to where I eat easily 1-3 a week (because they are cheap and convenient mostly) - but I would be lying if I said it was even near the top of the list in quality/palatable.