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Operational Rations

Operational Rations are the first line of Subsistence in a combat situation or humanitarian assistance mission. Items include:

  • operational rations on the groundMeals, Ready-to-Eat: Individually packaged and used by the services to sustain individuals during military operations that preclude organized food service facilities
     
  • Unitized Group Rations: Used when combat conditions permit the establishment of field feeding kitchens, they contain complete food and paper/plastic components to serve 50 meals
     

For questions regarding inspection of Operational Rations please e-mail: Army Public Health Center Food Protection Program Operational Rations

Downloadable Resources

Ration Programs/Products

Ration Program NSN Menus Price Contract Information
MRE
(MRE Pork Free)
8970-00-149-1094
8970-01-623-9560
MRE Menu $124.95 MRE Contracts
FSR 8970-01-584-8759 FSR Menu $166.76 - 9 Menu FSR Contracts
Meal, Religious, Kosher/Halal Kosher:
8970-01-424-1996
Halal:
8970-01-424-1998
Kosher Menu
Halal Menu
Kosher
$121.50
Halal
$95.47
Kosher/Halal Contracts
Meal, Religious, Kosher for Passover 8970-01-524-8003 Passover Menu $237.21 (availability seasonal) N/A
MCW MCW:
8970-01-467-1753
MCW Menu MCW
$189.81
MCW Contracts
MORE Hot:
8970-01-599-4327
Cold/Hi-Alt:
8970-01-581-2505
MORE Menu Hot:
$167.31
Cold/Hi-Alt
$153.62
MORE Contracts
TOTM Wornick:
8970-01-628-7262
Sopakco:
8970-01-628-7264
TOTM Menu

TOTM Menu
 
Wornick
$50.94/bx
Sopakco
$52.15/bx
TOTM Contracts
HDR 8970-01-375-0516 HDR Menu X N/A
UGR - H&S Multiple NSNs UGR-H&S Menu BRK - $387.75
L/D - $352.78
UGR-H&S Contracts
UGR - A Multiple NSNs UGR-A Menu UGR-A prices are listed in customer STORES catalog UGR-A Contracts
UGR - M
(Formerly UGR-B)
Multiple NSNs UGR-M Menu UGR-M Prices UGR-M Contracts
Survival, Abandon Ship 8970-01-434-3192 N/A $8.35 Survival, Abandon Ship Contracts
UHT Multiple NSNs N/A UHT Prices N/A
Water, Drinking Multiple NSNs N/A $2.96 - Sterile
$0.92 - Center Spout
$0.92 - Side Spout
$0.89 -No Spout
Water Contracts
HCP Multiple NSNs HCP Menu HCP Prices HCP Contracts
Performance Readiness Bar 8920-01-651-9083 N/A $0.41 Each PRB Contracts

Please Note: You can click on the links for information pertaining to that particular field, however, the main program page will contain all relevant information in one place.

Lead-time for most ration items are as follows:

  • CONUS - 10 to 14 BUSINESS days for depot stock items and up to 30 BUSINESS days for made to order/direct vendor delivery items.  
  • Hawaii & Alaska - 45-60 days
  • OCONUS - 90 to 150 days (depending on delivery location)

Operational Rations Contacts

Customer Contacts

Program Phone Numbers
MRE 215-737-0480 or DSN 444-0480
Religious, MCW, FSR, HCP, MORE 215-737-5648 or DSN 444-5648
TOTM 215-737-2671 or DSN 444-2671
Survival Rations and Emergency Water 215-737-3852 or DSN 444-3852
UGR-H&S, UGR-B, UHT MILK 215-737-4360 or DSN 444-4360
UGR-A 215-737-0798 or DSN 444-0798

Supplier Contacts

Program Phone Numbers
Individual Rations 215-737-3625 or DSN 444-3625
Group Rations 215-737-2064 or DSN 444-2064

About Operational Rations Division

The Operational Rations division ensures our military personnel receive subsistence support in the intense, highly mobile combat situations of the modern battlefield, while also supporting the civilian sector with humanitarian feeding. We are committed to supplying our customers timely and quality products at an affordable cost.

We are also responsible for Subsistence-wide Industrial Base, Value Management, Pest Management/Sanitation/Packaging, and Quality Audit Programs. Our Operational Rations programs reflect the joint efforts of DLA Troop Support, the industrial base, and the Natick Research, Development & Engineering Center on behalf of the military services.

Customer Eligibility Policy

It is DLA Troop Support policy NOT to sell rations to individuals, whether members of the Armed Services or civilians. The Department of Defense regulations and DLA Troop Support policy permit the sale of rations to the following: U.S. military organizations, federal government-funded activities, activities empowered to perform a federal-government-legislated function, a DoD sponsored non-appropriated fund instrumentality, State Department sponsored employee commissary (CONUS and OCONUS), a foreign government when an authorized contractual relationship has been established, a federal government contractor, when the contract specifically provides for the purchase of stock fund items by the contractor and other entities when authorized by duly appointed officials. In some instances sales are only permitted to these entities if other conditions are met.