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2021-11-26 12:39:59 AM  
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2021-11-26 12:44:33 AM  
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2021-11-26 1:01:03 AM  
Yeah, but whatever gets to the base is controlled by whomever is in charge of the mess hall. I was at a tiny base and there was a farked up kid running the mess hall. They hoarded the good the food for themselves and saved some for holidays and General's visits. If we could have just spread that around a bit it would have been a better time. Instead I'm saying shiat like, "Hey, I think we're running out of purple."
If a General was on base all of a sudden it would be steak, fresh fruit, and all taps working for soda.
 
2021-11-26 1:28:25 AM  
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2021-11-26 1:58:24 AM  
Great! Now, how about body armour for soldiers and comprehensive healthcare for veterans?
 
2021-11-26 2:09:49 AM  
Scottish army ration (MRE) with radioactive heater.
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2021-11-26 2:33:29 AM  
We can put a man with a gun anywhere on Earth. But can't keep anything else running? But omg let's not have a government take over of everything.  Mmmmm freedom to no function.  It doesn't taste like turkey dinner.
 
2021-11-26 4:19:03 AM  

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Candy and liquor. Candy and liquor. I... think I want to enlist.
 
2021-11-26 5:32:42 AM  
"This year, the team faced the same global supply chain issues the rest of the world is dealing with because of the Covid-19 pandemic, but they still managed to get key Thanksgiving foods to bases around the world."

Sure, they might have problems ordering things in short supply like everyone else, but when you have your own cargo planes, it's difficult to say it's the "same global supply chain issues".

But do they even have the same issues ordering when companies know they can pull out the Defense Production Act, and require a company to jump the queue and get items at/near cost?

I would think companies would want to do everything they can to make sure it doesn't come to that, and might make some special considerations to ease things along.

/military brat
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///Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (Purchasing & Logistics) Environment
////or maybe it was Procurement.  It was almost 30 years ago
 
2021-11-26 7:40:23 AM  

Oneiros: "This year, the team faced the same global supply chain issues the rest of the world is dealing with because of the Covid-19 pandemic, but they still managed to get key Thanksgiving foods to bases around the world."

Sure, they might have problems ordering things in short supply like everyone else, but when you have your own cargo planes, it's difficult to say it's the "same global supply chain issues".

But do they even have the same issues ordering when companies know they can pull out the Defense Production Act, and require a company to jump the queue and get items at/near cost?

I would think companies would want to do everything they can to make sure it doesn't come to that, and might make some special considerations to ease things along.

/military brat
//interned 4 summers for ODASD(P&L)E
///Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (Purchasing & Logistics) Environment
////or maybe it was Procurement.  It was almost 30 years ago


They can control the distribution of the final product, but remember the military doesn't control production of, well, *ANYTHING*, from start to finish.  From guns to ammo to uniforms, boots, vehicles, fuel, and yes, even food, civilian companies are contracted to provide those things.  And they are facing the same supply issues companies who don't produce stuff for the military are facing.

So yeah, once something is made, the military can ship it.  Until that point, though, it's as vulnerable to the global supply issues as everyone else.
 
2021-11-26 7:44:04 AM  
Could be, and has been, worse:

"A Pound of Meat" Soldier Food in the 18th Century
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2021-11-26 7:56:48 AM  
Ah, the DFAC Thanksgiving dinner.  I had the pleasure of enjoying one back in '15 while deployed.  The US Army does go all out for Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners, at least for its deployed troops (mission and situation dependent.)
 
2021-11-26 8:48:32 AM  
It's the best part of growing up. Big Thanksgiving dinners in a mess hall with the family.,
 
2021-11-26 9:36:04 AM  

xcalibar25: Ah, the DFAC Thanksgiving dinner.  I had the pleasure of enjoying one back in '15 while deployed.  The US Army does go all out for Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners, at least for its deployed troops (mission and situation dependent.)


I've been deployed for two Thanksgivings and three Christmases on a carrier. Supply does put in the effort and has a big fancy holiday meal. Turkey, ham, roast beast, yeast rolls, various pies and cakes, etc. Sort of like home except for the fact you're in a floating metal city with 5000 other people 8000 miles from home.
 
2021-11-26 11:15:57 AM  

xcalibar25: Ah, the DFAC Thanksgiving dinner.  I had the pleasure of enjoying one back in '15 while deployed.  The US Army does go all out for Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners, at least for its deployed troops (mission and situation dependent.)


"Yeah, the 'spoons' can do it if they want to". I was stationed at Ft. Bliss and they would go all out for Thanksgiving  and Xmas. It left us wondering "What's the story with the rest of the year?"
 
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