Unitized Group Ration, Heat & Serve (UGR - H&S)

What is it?

The Unitized Group Ration - Heat and Serve (UGR-H&S) is used to sustain military personnel during worldwide operations that allow organized food service facilities. The UGR-H&S is designed to maximize the use of commercial items and to simplify the process of providing high quality food service in a field environment. All components for a complete 50-person meal are included in the UGR-H&S, with the exception of mandatory supplements, such as milk and cold cereal, and optional enhancements like bread and fresh fruit and vegetables. The UGR-H&S module is characterized by tray pack entrees and starches/desserts. Currently there are 3 breakfast and 14 lunch/dinner menus available. There is no minimum ordering quantity required (i.e. orders for single modules are accepted). The UGR-H&S Option is unitized into 3 boxes, which places 2 Fifty (50) Soldier menus on one tier of a pallet. One tier provides 100 meals and one pallet (4 tiers) provides 400 meals. UGR-H&S average weight and cube per module is 124.5 lbs and 5.25 cubic feet.

What's in it?

The UGR HEAT AND SERVE (UGR-H&S) traypack components are thermally processed, pre-prepared, shelf-stable foods, and currently packaged in hermetically sealed, half-size steam table containers. The container also serves as the heating pan and serving tray. With the exception of mandatory supplements, such as bread, milk and cold cereal, and optional enhancements like fresh fruit, vegetables, and salad, the 3 breakfast and 14 lunch/dinner menus contain all food items and disposable items (cups, compartment trays, and trash bags) necessary to feed 50 individuals. Each menu, including mandatory enhancements, provides an average of 1450 kilocalories (14% protein, 32% fat, and 54% carbohydrates) per serving.

How long will it last?

The UGR-H&S option has a minimum shelf life of 18 months at 80 degrees F.

How can I order it?

Each individual meal module has a National Stock Number (NSN). Requisitions are processed according to the supply procedures for each Military Service. Point of contact is at (215) 737-4360, DSN: 444-4360.

We can only sell Operational Rations (MREs, UGRs, etc) to the U.S. Military Services and other authorized federally-funded agencies. We can not sell to the private sector (individual, business, or other organizations). For further information, please click here and read our Customer Eligibility Policy towards the bottom of the page. The Tray Pack Can, which is the critical component in the UGR-H&S, is currently in the process of being replaced by the Polymeric Tray.

There is also an Arctic Supplement to the UGR-H&S available. This supplement is only to be used to augment the UGR-H&S. It contains styrofoam clamshell trays and hot cups with lids, and provides additonal snacks and hot beverages. The NSN is 8970-01-470-5075 and provides an additional 914 kilocalories. The unit of issue is Module. Click here for a list of components. Point of contact is at (215) 737-4360, DSN: 444-4360.

Ordering lead-time:
CONUS- 7 to 10 BUSINESS days
Hawaii & Alaska- 45-60 days
OCONUS- 60 to 90 days

The Menus

Army, Air Force, Navy and USMC Breakfast
Menu 1 Menu 2 Menu 3
8970-01-529-6781 8970-01-529-6782 8970-01-529-6785
BIB Eggs BIB Eggs BIB Eggs
Pork Sausage Links Bacon Bacon
Beef and Potatoes in Cream Gravy Golden Harvest Cake w/ Icing Beef & Potatoes in Cream Gravy
Breakfast Cake w/ Syrup Corned Beef Hash Instant Oatmeal
Hominy Grits Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Breakfast Cake w/ Maple Syrup
Blueberry Dessert Grape Juice Apple Dessert
Grape Juice Jalapeno Catsup Orange Juice
Salsa Strawberry Jelly Catsup
Grape Jelly Cocoa Bev. Powder Grape Jelly
Irish Cream Cappuccino   French Vanilla Cappuccino

Menu 1 Menu 2 Menu 3 Menu 4 Menu 5
8970-01-432-9943 8970-01-432-9951 8970-01-432-9959 8970-01-432-9963 8970-01-432-9976
Southwestern Style Chicken Spaghettie with Meatballs in Sauce Burgundy Beef Stew Beef Taco Filling Chicken Breast in Gravy
Chilli Green Beans Brown Rice Pulled Pork Brown Rice & Wild Rice Pilaf
White Rice Yellow Cake w/ Choc Icing Peas & Carrots Rice, White Mixed Vegetables
Corn Candy, Pan Coated Disked Milk Chocolate Carrot Cake w/White Icing Green Beans Cranberry Sauce
Fruit Cocktail Pears Peaches Tortillas Cookies, White Choc Chip with Cranberries Peaches Nuts & Raisins with Pan Coated Choc Disks
Red Velvet Cake w/ White Icing

Cheese Spread, Jalapeno  

Salsa or Picante  

Cake, Dulce de Leche

Lunch/Dinner Continued
Menu 6 Menu 7 Menu 8 Menu 9 Menu 10
8970-01-432-9988 8970-01-432-9999 8970-01-433-0008 8970-01-433-0018 8970-01-432-9946
Brown Gravy w/Meatballs and Pasta Chili w/Beans Turkey Cutlet in Gravy Roasted Beef w/ Gravy Pasta with Ground Hot Italian Sausage
Peas & Carrots White Rice Sweet Potatoe Casserole Mashed Potatoes w/ Brown Gravy Mixed Vegs
Cake Yellow w/Chocolate Icing Cornbread Mashed Potatoes w/ brown gravy Corn Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
Fruit Cocktail Carrots Green Beans Cake, Choc Cherry with Cherry Fruit Topping Pears Candy, Pan Coated Disked Milk Chocolate

Pears Cranberry Sauce   Fruit Cocktail

Oatmeal Choc Chip Cookies Apple Dessert  
  Candy, Pan Coated Disked Milk Chocolate Cookies Choc Chip, Choc-Covered Crunchy Peanut Butter Candy w/Choc Chips  

Please Note: Mandatory Supplements per individual that are NOT included: (1) 8 oz. Milk.
Optional enhancements per individual that are NOT included: (2) slices of Bread, fresh Fruits, & Salad.

Assembly Contract Requirements (ACRs)
Performance-Based Contract Requirements (PCRs)
Commercial Item Descriptions (CIDs)
Quality Assurance Publications (Appendix B)