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Vicki A. Loveridge Individual Combat Ration Team Combat Feeding Directorate R&DA Fall 2008. Assault/Special Purpose Ration Improvement Project. Assault/Special Purpose Ration Improvement Project. Special Purpose Rations: Meal, Cold Weather (MCW) Food Packet, Long Range Patrol (LRP)

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vicki a loveridge individual combat ration team combat feeding directorate r da fall 2008
Vicki A. Loveridge

Individual Combat Ration Team

Combat Feeding Directorate

R&DA Fall 2008

Assault/Special Purpose Ration Improvement Project

assault special purpose ration improvement project
Assault/Special Purpose Ration Improvement Project

Special Purpose Rations:

  • Meal, Cold Weather (MCW)
  • Food Packet, Long Range Patrol (LRP)
  • First Strike Ration™ (FSR)
  • Food Packet, General Purpose Survival (GPS)
  • Food Packet, Carbohydrate
  • Food Packet, Abandon Ship
  • Food Packet, Aircraft, Life Raft

FY08 New Starts:

  • MORE – Modular Operational Ration Enhancements
mcw lrp update
MCW/LRP Update

MCW/LRP:

  • Planned buy minimums 228,000 MCWs and 68,000 LRPs
  • Obtained Surgeon General approval of new MCW/LRP menus
  • Completed documentation for MCW/LRP delivery to DSCP June 08
  • Provide technical and engineering support to procurement of new menus of MCW/LRP
  • Initiate product development for new items for a MCW test winter 2010
survival products update
Survival Products Update
  • Survival Rations:
  • Support procurement of 36K GPS
    • Award 9 April 08
    • Wintergreen tablet production support
  • Support procurement of Food Packet, Aircraft, Life Raft-40K units
    • Award May 08
    • Packaging size and type change
  • Support procurement for emergency drinking water
    • Sensory and rough handling evaluation of two prototypes

Evaluation of GPS bars

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Survival Products update
  • Survival, Abandon Ship–award May 08, 45K units
    • Navy requirement for 7 year shelf life
    • Commercial product deficiencies
    • 1st Prototype developed and delivered
    • Request for Quality Assurance and Packaging document updates – May 08
    • Evaluations of product and package Product Demonstration Models
    • Procurement of shortbread bars from Survival, General Purpose
    • Evaluations with Naval Submarine Medical Research Laboratory testing escape immersion equipment in Doriot Chambers

Doriot Chambers test Sept 08

Date: : 01102008

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first strike ration update
First Strike Ration™ Update
  • Support to procurement of First Strike Ration™
    • Award to SOPAKCO 18 March 08 Base year-96K cases
    • Ongoing support to procurement
      • On site visits
      • Engineering support cases
      • Coordination with AMS USDA
  • Nutritional database updates coordination with USARIEM
  • Potential component producibility tests
    • Choice soup/spreads (oxygen scavenger package)
    • Bagels, Blueberry and Cherry turnovers, Cinnamon rolls
  • In house producibility
    • Two Zapplesauce flavors, caffeinated pudding

Date: : 01102008

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First Strike Ration™ Update

First Strike Ration™

1st Procurement in Iraq- 2008

Date: : 01102008

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First Strike Ration™ Update
  • Storage studies
    • Completion of two year FSR™ studies from FY06
    • Initiation of FY07 Component Storage: Energy Gels, Protein shakes, Tortilla Wraps, Soup/spreads, caffeinated pudding
  • Development of test menus for First Strike Ration™ menu expansion field studies
  • Small contracts for component procurement and test meal assembly
  • Coordination of field study, questionnaire development and test protocol

Date: : 01102008

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First Strike Ration™ Update
  • Field evaluations for First Strike Ration™
    • Sept & Oct 2008, 75th Ranger Regiment Pre-Ranger Course
      • 4 day tests, 50 soldiers
      • Control ration - 2008 FSR™ procurement
      • 50 new components incorporated into 4 test menus
    • Army Technology Objective program with US Army Institute of Environmental Medicine & Performance Enhancement/Food Safety Team
      • Field testing for nutritional profile optimization
      • Two tests at Quantico, VA
    • International Mountain Guide informal evaluations

Date: : 01102008

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First Strike™ Ration Update
  • FSR test components
    • Tortilla wraps (Beef Taco and Pork BBQ)
    • BBQ Chicken Sandwich, Beef Stick Sandwich
    • NDI Chicken breast, Flavored Tuna, Spam, Salmon
    • Energy Gels (mixed berry and lemon lime)
    • Meat snacks (smoked turkey and cranberry beef)
    • Soup/spreads (Spicy cheese vegetable and Potato cheddar bacon)
    • Cinnamon Rolls and Bagels
    • Turnovers (cherry and blueberry)
    • Wheat snack bread (two piece)
    • Chunky Zapplesauce and Cinnamon Zapplesauce
    • Caffeinated pudding
    • Caffeinated mints and mint caffeinated gum
modular operational ration enhancement more
Modular Operational Ration Enhancement (MORE)
  • Augmentation of Operational Rations with scenario specific products
    • Extreme exertion, altitude, cold weather, sleep deprivation
    • Target approved Nutraceuticals, functional foods, phytonutrients
  • FY08 focus on high altitude enhancement pack
  • Focus groups -10th Mountain Division (Nov 07, Feb & June 08)
  • July 08 Ethan Allen Mountain Warfare School
    • Questionnaire to down select components
    • 67 Soldiers
    • 20 products identified
  • Prototypes Assembled
    • October 2008 - 14 day test
    • Mountaineering group Nepal, India