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battlemaster365
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USMC ration documents

Postby battlemaster365 » Wed Nov 01, 2017 11:38 pm

Gentlemen:

While browsing the internets i came across some interesting official USMC documents pertaining to "feeding, field, Marines"
It's not the official title but you get the idea :D

First up, an 190 page pdf titled
MARINE CORPS ORDER 10110.14M http://www.marines.mil/Portals/59/Publi ... 10.14M.pdf
From: Commandant of the Marine Corps
Subj: MARINE CORPS FOOD SERVICE AND SUBSISTENCE PROGRAM

This interesting document includes this section (among others)
2. Recreational Event Meals............................9-1
3. Boxed Meals.........................................9-1
4. Coffee Messes.......................................9-1
5. Beverages for Security Guards.......................9-2
6. Fruit Support for Conditioning Hikes................9-2
7. Hot and Cold Beverage Support During................9-2
Extreme Climatic Conditions
8. Two Meal Concept....................................9-2
9. Operation of Fast Food/Carryout Service.............9-2


Have fun :D

battlemaster365
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Re: USMC ration documents

Postby battlemaster365 » Wed Nov 01, 2017 11:45 pm

I also found another document

http://www.marines.mil/Portals/59/Publi ... 142108-363

Titled : Marine Corps field feeding program

Interesting excerpts include

Operational planning shall be based on the following
ration mix:
 Days 1 to 21 consist of PORs (FSR or MRE).
 Days 22 to 90 consist of the following computation
of the total personnel to be fed:
 20 percent—PORs, three meals per day.
 30 percent—UGR-H&S, two meals per day
and POR, one meal per day.
 50 percent—UGR-B (or by exception
UGR-A), two meals per day and POR, one
meal per day

All requests for UGR-Es must go through MCICOM G-4 for approval

Ice (yes, ICE) ration considerations"
The planning factor for potable ice is based on 6
pounds per Marine per day in a temperate climate
and 11 pounds per Marine per day in an arid
climate

Enjoy :D

battlemaster365
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Re: USMC ration documents

Postby battlemaster365 » Mon Nov 06, 2017 2:21 am

No idea has anyone read any of these: but the first of the documents i found included stipulations and regulations for chow hall menu items including this interesting snippet

5. Not more than one gas-forming cooked vegetable such as cabbage,
cauliflower, broccoli, brussel sprouts, and dried beans and peas will be
offered per meal.


So ... um ... no incidents after chow? :D

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Re: USMC ration documents

Postby OtisRNeedleman » Wed Nov 08, 2017 9:57 pm

battlemaster365 wrote:No idea has anyone read any of these: but the first of the documents i found included stipulations and regulations for chow hall menu items including this interesting snippet

5. Not more than one gas-forming cooked vegetable such as cabbage,
cauliflower, broccoli, brussel sprouts, and dried beans and peas will be
offered per meal.


So ... um ... no incidents after chow? :D


Could also be for aircrew. Gas expands at altitude. If you eat a lot of those vegetables, or corn for that matter, you could develop painful stomach/intestinal gas.

Have seen bags of corn chips blow up like balloons while on an airliner at altitude. Interestingly, when the plane descended the gas went back into the corn chips.


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