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Posted: 9/5/2005 7:29:46 PM EDT
They may not have bratwurst, beer or sauerkraut, but these German Meals Ready
to Eat will satisfy hunger.

So says Stephan Jütten, commanding officer of the 2nd German Air Force
Training Squadron housed at Pensacola Naval Air Station. Jütten helped coordinate
the delivery of 15 tons of German MREs to the air station's Sherman Field on
Sunday evening.

The pre-boxed, portable meals used by military troops arrived from the German
Ministry of Defense via a German Airbus A-310 and are headed to Hurricane
Katrina victims in coastal Louisiana and Mississippi. Another 10½ tons arrived
Friday from the European nation.

About 50 military helicopters were on-site Sunday evening to transport the
30,000 pounds of prepared meals to hurricane-ravaged regions, said Capt. Pat
Rainey, who is stationed at Oceana Naval Air Station in Mississippi but working
from Pensacola NAS to help coordinate military recovery efforts.

"What you see on the (plane's loading) ramp right now will be in New Orleans
in six to eight hours," he said.

Tom Turner, the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Navy liaison for
Pensacola, said MREs -- more than water and ice -- are the most requested items
from disaster-recovery officials working in Louisiana and Mississippi. That's
why the German government's phone call last week offering more than 25 tons of
them was such a "blessing," he said.

"I thought it was great. I couldn't believe it," Turner said. "I was just
impressed and thankful. ... I'm still trying to get a report of what (the
victims) thought when they saw them marked in German."

Jütten said officials with his government decided to go through Pensacola NAS
because it was the site closest to the disaster with a German military
contact.

"It's a pleasure and an honor for us to be able to help," he said of his
squadron's involvement in the hurricane recovery effort.

Other than containing a small fuel tablet that can be lit to heat the food,
what's the main difference between German and American MREs?

"There are no M&M's," Jütten said. "But there is German chocolate."

http://pensacolanewsjournal.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20050905/NEWS01/509050326/1006
Link Posted: 9/5/2005 7:32:11 PM EDT

Originally Posted By KA3B:
Oceana Naval Air Station in Mississippi



When did they move NAS Oceana from Virginia Beach?
Link Posted: 9/5/2005 7:32:40 PM EDT
I'd like to try one of these.

Link Posted: 9/5/2005 7:35:25 PM EDT
Maybe the Germans should send beer.
Link Posted: 9/5/2005 7:36:40 PM EDT

Originally Posted By eodtech2000:
Maybe the Germans should send beer.



to me. I live near the astrodome.
Link Posted: 9/5/2005 7:37:18 PM EDT
Give one to the "cracker" bitch.
Link Posted: 9/5/2005 7:38:56 PM EDT
You should see the helo's flying West along the coast, it's amazing... The 160th much be in on it too, because we saw quite a few "little" bird and blackhawk combos going west.
Link Posted: 9/5/2005 7:43:54 PM EDT

Originally Posted By AcidGambit:
You should see the helo's flying West along the coast, it's amazing... The 160th much be in on it too, because we saw quite a few "little" bird and blackhawk combos going west.



+1


I've seen more sea stallion / seahawk / blackhawk / dauphin traffic in the past 3 days than I've seen in my entire life.


...awesome

Link Posted: 9/5/2005 7:51:17 PM EDT
Those insensitive bastards!!!

The NERVE of them to send "Cold Army Food" to the sensitive palates of those people!
Link Posted: 9/5/2005 7:57:50 PM EDT
Ask the Pensacola News Journal.


Originally Posted By SWO_daddy:
When did they move NAS Oceana from Virginia Beach?

Link Posted: 9/5/2005 8:03:44 PM EDT
Ok 3 things.
1st I'd like to see a pic of all the birds in the air. That would be very cool.
2nd I wouldn't mind trying one of the German mre's
3rd I'd like to see a pic of all the helping nations that are sending ships along with our ships in the Golf Coast.
Link Posted: 9/5/2005 9:28:55 PM EDT
Per www.rte.ie/news/2005/0905/katrinaaid.html, seems the Irish are also sending over rations, a water purification system, and a few other bits and bobs, to include 30 troops.

Irish ration packs are 24-hour affairs. They're still not much bigger than an MRE. The downside is that they don't have the handy water-based heater system (Water of course being something NO isn't short on right now!). That said, to live on them, they're much better than three MREs as they have a distince breakfast, lunch and dinner meals. The crackers taste horrible though.

NTM

Link Posted: 9/5/2005 10:46:38 PM EDT

Originally Posted By MudFlapper:
I'd like to try one of these.



Wait a few months and you'll probably find some on eBay.
Link Posted: 9/5/2005 11:38:14 PM EDT
Just wait, one of these people will eat a fuel tablet and try to sue the Germans.



Link Posted: 9/6/2005 12:24:12 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Dan01:
Just wait, one of these people will eat a fuel tablet and try to sue the Germans.




Just one? I think a BUNCH will eat them...and some will think it is crack and try to smoke it
Link Posted: 9/6/2005 12:29:56 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Keith_J:

Originally Posted By Dan01:
Just wait, one of these people will eat a fuel tablet and try to sue the Germans.




Just one? I think a BUNCH will eat them...and some will think it is crack and try to smoke it



I'd pay to see that.
Link Posted: 9/6/2005 4:11:57 AM EDT

Wait a few months and you'll probably find some on eBay.



Few months...before Friday, along with discounted Plasma TVs and the entire stock of the NO Wallyworld.
Link Posted: 9/6/2005 5:14:04 AM EDT

Originally Posted By warlord:

Originally Posted By MudFlapper:
I'd like to try one of these.



Wait a few months and you'll probably find some on eBay.



that would be eBays
Link Posted: 9/6/2005 4:31:07 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Manic_Moran:

Irish ration packs are 24-hour affairs. They're still not much bigger than an MRE. The downside is that they don't have the handy water-based heater system (Water of course being something NO isn't short on right now!). That said, to live on them, they're much better than three MREs as they have a distince breakfast, lunch and dinner meals. The crackers taste horrible though.

NTM




Do Irish rations include Guiness?
Link Posted: 9/6/2005 4:36:12 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Dru:

Originally Posted By warlord:

Originally Posted By MudFlapper:
I'd like to try one of these.



Wait a few months and you'll probably find some on eBay.



that would be eBays



..no,that would be ebayzz boyeeee...

Link Posted: 9/6/2005 5:38:42 PM EDT
Wouldn't mind trying some EU-lusting sausage honkie chow.
I have had the Brit compo rats and some Irisher food. The oatmeal was horrendous. The soup cans with the built in heaters were pretty good.
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