But it's still good to see MREs and FSR getting some exposure in the press.
MRE makeover: Army unveils a new menu for soldiers
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Don Egolf remembers what Army chow looked like when he served in Germany in World War II: A tin of scrambled eggs and bacon bits that he pried open with a tiny can opener.
On Wednesday at the Pentagon the 102nd Infantry Division vet pocketed one of those irksome little openers, the P-38, as a souvenir.
Then he dug into the latest in combat cuisine, a plate of blackened catfish, teriyaki chicken, little french toast squares and pumpkin cake -- no opener needed.
The Army offered up samples of the food as it rolled out its newest innovation -- special packets of easy-to-eat, high-nutrition, high-calorie foods designed for mobile forces.
The chow, mostly bagged finger-type foods that soldiers can just tear open and eat on the run, will be available in the field next month.
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