Accession Number : ADA294565

Title :   The Development of a Commercial Ration for Operation Desert Storm.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jan 91-Jan 93,

Corporate Author : ARMY NATICK RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT AND ENGINEERING CENTER MA

Personal Author(s) : Aylward, Judith M. ; Cheema, Brooke E. ; Harrington, M. S.

PDF Url : ADA294565

Report Date : NOV 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 28

Abstract : During Operation Desert Shield/Storm, a potential problem in the logistical system was revealed. Although the Armed Forces maintain a limited prepositioned war reserve stock for use in emergencies, this supply was taxed to subsist the large number of troops in Southwest Asia, until the military ration manufacturers could scale up to meet this requirement. As a result, the Meal, Ordered Ready-to-Eat (Contingency Test) (MORE (CT)), which utilizes commercially available products, was developed. This consists of a commercial food data base and a packaging document which will facilitate the procurement and distribution of subsistence items to alleviate potential shortfalls in the event of emergency war mobilization.

Descriptors :   *MEALS, *NUTRITION, *MILITARY RATIONS, TEST AND EVALUATION, DATA BASES, MILITARY OPERATIONS, MILITARY PERSONNEL, WARFARE, IRAQ, COMMERCE, EMERGENCIES, MANUFACTURING, MOBILIZATION, DISTRIBUTION, DOCUMENTS, PROCUREMENT, PACKAGING, STORAGE, FOOD, RATIONS, SOUTHWEST ASIA, SHORTAGES.

Subject Categories : Food, Food Service and Nutrition

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE