Marine Corps Wants Smaller, Lighter MREs

Added October 6, 2016

Marine officials have announced that the Corps is seeking to develop smaller MREs in the near future an attempt to make Marines lighter and more efficient on the battlefield.

According to Brigadier General Joseph Shrader, head of Marine Corps Systems Command, infantry Marines typically "field strip" MREs before going into the field for extended periods of time. "They take out what they want, put it in their pack," Shrader said at a symposium last week. "What they don't want, typically they'll discard. The reason they field strip it is because it lightens it up and reduces the size of how much room it takes to pack."

Click here to return to the "Announcements" page.

— Marines with 2nd Supply Battalion, Combat Logistics Regiment 25, 2nd Marine Logistics Group take Meals, Cold Weather during the drawdown of Cold Response 14 at Evenes, Norway, March 19, 2014. (USMC photo by Lance Corporal Sullivan Laramie).

EGA Shop, purchase Marine Corps Clothing and Support Our Troops at the same time!
Marine Parents and the Marine Corps
Recruit Parents
Whats After Boot Camp
After The Corps
a Place to Connect& Share®
Team Marine Parents has Marine Corps Marathon Bibs
Warrior Support Team
Gold Star Legacy
Luminary Initiative