One of the biggest challenges facing any military is providing each soldier with a lightweight, self-contained, high-calorie meal inside of a combat zone. These individual field rations called “Meal Ready-to-Eat”(MRE) or “kitchens in a box” are designed to give service members well-balanced meals that can last them an entire day.
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Overhead bow view of USS Hornet (CV-12) underway on 19 December 1943, leaving Norfolk Navy Yard, beginning her shakedown period.
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