Mess Hall

Virgil on October 7, 2012

Well, I finally leave Iraq shortly and we had my going away party last night. Normally, our cookouts are pretty much meat only affairs, maybe some chips. One thing people always love and you can make from items appropriated from the mess hall is deviled eggs. This is an ad hoc recipe, I had no […]

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Virgil on December 4, 2011

It is interesting to be in Iraq now, to say the least. The soldiers are almost totally gone and the State Dept has taken over. The Army treats US citizen contractors pretty poorly, but we are really second class citizens under State. I love my tax dollars paying elitist government employee salaries. That is all […]

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Virgil on November 23, 2011

I made a comment on Facebook as my wife was getting ready for Thanksgiving dinner at home that I was soooo looking forward to the Thanksgiving swill we will get at the mess hall here. Not. Yet, on Monday, our little group had a Thanksgiving dinner I was not expecting and it is some of […]

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Virgil on October 26, 2011

  Big changes have come my way over the past couple of weeks. After six months in Ghazni Province, Afghanistan, with infantry units from the Big Red One (1st Infantry Division) and Polish 17th Mechanized Infantry Brigade, I have just arrived in Iraq for a change in job. It was my choice to move. A […]

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Virgil on August 18, 2011

FOB Warrior Was at Warrior for a few days recently and one day they had “Afghan” food as a choice. I had rice with chicken curry and “Afghan” potatoes. The mess hall hadn’t otherwise changed quality wise, but this meal was actually very good. The potatoes were basically boiled and broken up into irregular pieces […]

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Virgil on November 20, 2010

In the Army, there are various levels of food availability, depending on where you are and what you are doing: Meals Ready to Eat (MRE): This is like the old C-rations but without the nice 5-pack of cigarettes. Normally, this is what you get if no mess facilities are available. MREs will keep you full […]

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