Monday, January 28, 2013

Has The Pentagon Cut Cooked Morning Meals For Some Soldiers In Afghanistan?

Meals Ready to Eat (Photo by U.S. Marine Corps)

During Drawdown, Pentagon Cuts Cooked Breakfast For Some Troops In Afghanistan -- Washington Times

The Army has stopped serving cooked breakfasts to some of the U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan as part of its drawdown, a move that prompted troops to write home asking their families and friends to send care packages with cereal, breakfast bars and other foods.

The Army told the Washington Guardian the current cutbacks began Jan. 1, and affect about 2,700 soldiers deployed in forward operating bases in more remote areas of Afghanistan.

Read more ....

Update #1:
Pentagon responds to breakfast rumors -- Military Times
Update #2: Pentagon battles rumors over deployed soldiers’ meals -- Stars and Stripes

My Comment: The truth is somewhere in between .... the soldiers are getting breakfast in the form of MREs .... but there are no hot meals. On a positive note .... only for a small fraction of the soldiers in Afghanistan are impacted by this change.

1 comment:

Nicholas Darkwater said...

You're right, but the ones affected are the ones in the field. The rear-area folks are still getting the hot meals. That doesn't seem like a proper allocation of priorities.