28 Jan '13, 4am

Obama Admin. Ending Breakfast for Troops Serving in Afghanistan #tcot #military

17 bases in Afghanistan have suspended serving troops breakfast; more bases will stop on Feb. 1 Washington, D.C. – Rep. Bruce Braley (IA-01) today wrote Army Secretary John McHugh to express “growing concern” regarding Army actions that have ended service of breakfast to American troops serving at 17 US military outposts in Afghanistan. Braley has also been informed by the Army that this policy will be expanded to more locations in Afghanistan beginning on February 1st. “I am troubled that the Army would deny any deployed troops three meals per day, regardless of force size,” Braley wrote. “These men and women put their lives on the line every day to protect the very freedoms we cherish. The exhaustive mental and physical labor that is required by soldiers to fight in harsh and unforgiving conditions is tremendous. We shouldn’t deny our troops something as fundamental as a...

Full article: http://braley.house.gov/press-release/braley-presses-pent...

Comments

  1. 01 Feb '13, 6pm

    "These men and women put their lives on the line every day to protect the very freedoms we cherish."

    please tell me what freedoms and or rights? or just admit you all fked up and are just murdering people as you do not question orders. we see more and more troops waking up to being human once again. we can only hope more do so.

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  2. 01 Feb '13, 8am

    That's actually funny. When I was in The Marine Corps, '65-'75, serving in Vietnam, it was normal for us to get 'c' rations (little green cans) that had expiration dates of 1942 and 1944 on them. What a crock...

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  3. 31 Jan '13, 7pm

    wtf breakfast is the most inportant meal of the day whats next not haveing guns

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  4. 31 Jan '13, 3am

    As another question, WHY aren't they getting three hots a day? Prisoners do. School children do. Are our troops not worth as much?

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  5. 31 Jan '13, 3am

    While this article is a LITTLE misleading, you all might want to hear the rest of the story. My DIL is an Army Vet. Vets do food inspections. In Afghanistan last year when she was there, a great quantity of food was destroyed because it was outdated. Why? Because it was OUTDATED WHEN THEY GOT IT!!! According to her this isn't unusual and a lot of food the troops wouldn't get at all if they let the outdated food be destroyed. As for the above story being descredited on Snopes. You can't believe a THING that you read on Snopes. Their idea of fact checking is the husband and wife team that owns the sight doing internet searches....without them ever leaving their home.

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  6. 31 Jan '13, 2am

    http://www.defense.gov/news/newsarticle.aspx?id=118959

    This article is a little misleading. The soldiers are still getting breakfast, just not a hot one. The link obove explains it.

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  7. 29 Jan '13, 11pm

    Indeed wake up... http://www.defense.gov/news/newsarticle.aspx?id=118959

    This isn't true.

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