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ROBERT NESHEIM: Thank you very much. All I can say is that I was involved in World War II 50 years too early.

BARBARA ROLLS: Do soldiers have the ability to self-select the MREs that they want?

GERALD DARSCH: It depends on how fast you run! There are 12 meals in the case, and the soldiers know which number pertains to which meal. In some cases, foodservice personnel will just dump the case upside down. Peter Motrynczuk can answer this better than I, but if you are there quicker, you might get the meal you want before the last guy shows up.

PETER MOTRYNCZUK: Normally they will have a case open, and there are numbers that appear on meals. Because soldiers get to know what number is what, they will be selective if they have that opportunity. But most managers will not open another case until one case is completely emptied.

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