Most places I went if we were to have one “C” meal a day it was lunch.
Nothing smells like a Mess Hall - Uh, Dining Facility - Um, sorry DFAC - at breakfast time.
It wasn’t unusual to have 3 MREs a day the first few days of a deployment or if in a remote location. Other times, the MRE depended on the schedule for the day. I agree that mostly it was at lunch, however, if you’ve got a lot of folks running on reverse cycle, then it might make more sense to have the hot at lunch and supper, since that would be a more likely time for the night shift to be awake. The fact that they have midrats says that they’re running shifts.
In terms of sheer effect on morale, breakfast well prepared with eggs to order is when available the most important meal of the day. And soldiers love the cooks who are up long before everyone else & who are usually the last to turn in at night to make sure everyone gets fed.
This is in the field cooking out of an MKT (mobile kitchen trailer).
MREs at breakfast time were only there to be issued for the lunch meal, period.
“Nothing smells like a Mess Hall - Uh, Dining Facility - Um, sorry DFAC - at breakfast time.”
Lol, so true. I narrowed that smell down to a combination of the hot maple syrup bin, sausage and last week’s steaks. Just smelling it adds two lb.s.
I don’t know why they cut breakfast since it’s usually people’s favorite. Maybe it had the highest transportation and support requirement.