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The Army Food Service Program: Then and Now

Glen C MorrisQuartermaster Professional Bulletin-Summer 1992 Ever since the U.S. Army drew its first "line in the sand" at Lexington, MA, in the days of the American Revolution, commanders have been responsible for providing their soldiers with quality subsistence in...

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Rations in Review

Colonel James C. Longino, Q.M.C.The Quartermaster ReviewMay-June 1946 Food is the most important element in combat efficiency says the General Chairman of the Conference on Military Subsistence in his opening address, delivered on April 1st at the Army War College....

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Food Service United Nations Korea

By LT COL. Coy W. Baldwin, Q.M.C.Quartermaster Review May-June 1953 The primary target of a soldier’s gripes since the start of warfare, has traditionally been "Chow." Today, however, in Korea things are different. Men from a score of nations complain about the...

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The Army Family of Rations

CW3 Peter MotrynczukQuartermaster Professional Bulletin – Autumn 1991 Short overview of rations used during Operation Desert Shield/Storm 1990-91 The Right Meal, At The Right Place And At The Right Time Before Operation Desert Shield/Storm in Southwest Asia, the Army...

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Subsistence in Space

CPT Nanette GallantQuartermaster Professional Bulletin – Summer 1992 Editor's Note: The Army has been involved with the space program since its earliest days. Until 1984 the Army assumed only a minor supporting role through the Research, Development and Engineering...

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Fresh Foods for the Army, 1775-1950

by Herbert R. Rifkind The movements of an army are necessarily subordinate to its means of subsistence; or, as Marshal Saxe expresses it, to considerations of the belly.--Winfield Scott The basic importance of wholesome food to armies and navies has been acknowledged...

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The Army’s Food Program

Robert P. Patterson, Under Secretary of WarThe Quartermaster ReviewMay-June 1945 As the Army has grown, and as more and more men have gone overseas, the food requirements have grown too. Supply lines are longer, and that means a larger amount of food per soldier must...

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