PLEASE READ THIS For those of you who haven’t heard, our elected officials believe that our military who are deployed overseas don’t have a need for breakfast anymore, and our troops found out the hard way they were being denied such effective today. "There are signs posted on the chow halls [saying that breakfast will not be provided], then once inside, I asked the girl that checks the cards if we were getting no HOT meals and just cereal etc or nothing, and she told us no, the halls will be locked, and they were. Most soldiers found out by showing up this morning and finding the chow halls locked. We got a days notice, no MRE’s, nothing. It would make sense to cut the LUNCH chow out or at least down to just cold meat sandwiches, cause when on mission, most don’t ever seen lunch. That Day’s Notice, was just a sign on the chow hall. If you didn’t go to a chow hall yesterday or hear, you were surprised. I had grabbed stuff last night, apples, oranges, v8 and snacks, but a lot of soldiers didn’t.”'In another message, the soldier explained that defense budget cuts in the bill recently passed to avoid the fiscal cliff are apparently the reason that breakfast will no longer be served. As an American who believes that our troops deserve the full support of the country they are fighting to protect, I must adamantly express my disapproval for this “no breakfast” policy and urge Congressman Wolf to change it. I do not know if this policy is widespread throughout Afghanistan or if it is only affecting a few bases, but to be blunt - one base is one too many. The soldiers in this particular unit are combat engineers — it is their job to go before the infantry to clear the route of IEDs. How can they be expected to have the sharpness of mind and strength of body required for such a dangerous & demanding job if they are not provided a solid meal at the beginning of the day? Also, what message is Congress sending our soldiers by taking away a such staple of everyday life—breakfast? It's a message the conveys a lack of support, awareness, & gratitude for the dangerous, sacrificial work that they are doing. And that is an absolutely unacceptable message for our brave soldiers to receive.'
 

PLEASE READ THIS 

For those of you who haven’t heard, our elected officials believe that our military who are deployed overseas don’t have a need for breakfast anymore, and our troops found out the hard way they were being denied such effective today. 

"There are signs posted on the chow halls [saying that breakfast will not be provided], then once inside, I asked the girl that checks the cards if we were getting no HOT meals and just cereal etc or nothing, and she told us no, the halls will be locked, and they were. Most soldiers found out by showing up this morning and finding the chow halls locked. We got a days notice, no MRE’s, nothing. It would make sense to cut the LUNCH chow out or at least down to just cold meat sandwiches, cause when on mission, most don’t ever seen lunch. That Day’s Notice, was just a sign on the chow hall. If you didn’t go to a chow hall yesterday or hear, you were surprised. I had grabbed stuff last night, apples, oranges, v8 and snacks, but a lot of soldiers didn’t.”

'In another message, the soldier explained that defense budget cuts in the bill recently passed to avoid the fiscal cliff are apparently the reason that breakfast will no longer be served. As an American who believes that our troops deserve the full support of the country they are fighting to protect, I must adamantly express my disapproval for this “no breakfast” policy and urge Congressman Wolf to change it. I do not know if this policy is widespread throughout Afghanistan or if it is only affecting a few bases, but to be blunt - one base is one too many. The soldiers in this particular unit are combat engineers — it is their job to go before the infantry to clear the route of IEDs. How can they be expected to have the sharpness of mind and strength of body required for such a dangerous & demanding job if they are not provided a solid meal at the beginning of the day? Also, what message is Congress sending our soldiers by taking away a such staple of everyday life—breakfast? It's a message the conveys a lack of support, awareness, & gratitude for the dangerous, sacrificial work that they are doing. And that is an absolutely unacceptable message for our brave soldiers to receive.'

 

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    I know it’s hard to fight without breakfast, but it’s even harder to screw over serve the American people when you don’t...
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    This is partly true. Soldiers still get 4 meals a day, but breakfast and the late night meal are now MRE’s instead of...
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  18. gjallarhornallewerk reblogged this from operator-as-fuck and added:
    Odd, ‘cause all the DFAC’s here on KAF, and out at the sites, are serving breakfast. Maybe that particular cook unit...
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    D:< That’s Mean.
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    wat
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    This isn’t real gfdi
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    that shit is terrible
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    So according to a bit of research this story isn’t entirely true, but it is far too true for comfort. Soldiers in...
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    Amen
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