Originally Posted by desertrat
They say an army always travels on its stomach . Maby if they got drafted and tryed army chow they would get skinny real quick . desert rat
Where* I was last year the mess hall was excellent. OK breakfast, excellent lunch, good dinner usually if it wasn't fish (but still decent fish). For lunch we could often choose between a lot of stuff, bread based stuff, sausages, a lot of vegetables, chicken, rice, tortilla chips, salsa, dressings, ketchup etc. could be one combination. Usually desserts on weekends. Often they threw in cakes, cinnamon roles, icecream out of nowhere on lunches or dinners during the weekday. When we had foreign visitors it was often a party of sweet delights with a lot of different cakes, cookies and what have you. Yummy!
Still there were a lot of whiners that would utilize the commercial cafeteria and buy hamburgers or pizzas. Some made that their main source of chow... until their money ran out. Some didn't eat the mess breakfast sometimes, or wouldn't go to dinner, weekend brunch etc. among other things because they couldn't be bothered to walk outside the 6 minute trip it takes etc.
In the field we usually had freeze dried rations where you only have to add water. Cereals or oatmeal for breakfast, chili con carne, lamb mulitagatawny etc, for dinner codfish with dumplings, pasta bolognese etc. Plus instant coffee, chocolate, crackers, cocoa and other bs. It was mostly delicious, but we all got tired of it after a week, and maybe grew to dislike it. But in and of itself it was great IMO, I guess just the liquidity of it or something got tiring. We also had with us water boilers, coffee makers and toast irons on exercises where we used the vehicles. We had a generator with us on the truck, but if we didn't have that some of the vehicles had their own generators with them (EDIT: the armoured personell carriers did). I had a built in with no standard voltage output, but I had a water boiler. The point is -> convienience. I made a lot of cheese sandwiches to utilize the toast irons. That was a great way to get more solid foods...
* Mind you this was not the US military.
Originally Posted by Brutha
Drones can be controlled regardless of physical fitness.
Ignoring the cost and practicality, it would be cool for drones and robots to take over more front line duties. In my experience 'stoormtroopers" are trained to be mindless anyway...