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Report claims MREs for Marines in Afghanistan insufficient

Postby kman » Tue Feb 20, 2007 11:22 pm

Originally from: http://www.fcw.com/article97397-01-18-07-Web:

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Marines deployed in Afghanistan are not getting adequate nutrition from the Defense Department's standard combat ration, Meals Ready to Eat, the Marine Corps Center for Lessons Learned (MCLL) said in its January newsletter.

Marine and Army troops deployed to Afghanistan conduct dismounted operations - meaning they walk instead of ride - in mountainous terrain and MREs do not provide enough nutrition for their mission, the MCCLL newsletter states.

As a result, "many Marines and soldiers lost 20 to 40 pounds of bodyweight during their deployment," the newsletter states.

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