Type of the unit and its mission.
Vulnerability of the supply routes.
Susceptibility of the facilities to enemy action.
Availability of local purchase.
Capability of the support units to resupply.
c. Field Menu. A formal, 10-day T-Ration menu is published to maintain
current menu changes and issue factors. Supply Bulletin (SB) 10-263 (14-Day
US Army Reserve Component and Field Training Menu) contains the field
feeding A-Ration menu.
The Army is developing a standard Army field menu
that incorporates the current family of rations. When this menu is approved
and distributed, it will supersede all field menus except the medical B-
(1) Enhancements. Enhancements are authorized for optional use with
Refer to Figure 1-2 for a list of authorized items and
their maximum issue quantities.
Use enhancements to provide fresh
individual condiments and bulk condiments for cooks to use to spice T-Ration
Also use enhancements for special foods such as soups that are
prepared from excess T Rations.
(2) Menu Board Options.
Local menu boards may adjust the issue
factors for enhancements and may vary the recipes for green salads.
boards are not authorized to add condiments to the authorized list.
However, they may adjust the unit size for large group feeding. Ensure that
personnel know that they must return unopened condiments in acceptable
condition (no crushed boxes or cans) to the TISA.
(3) Additional Beverages.
The installation forecasts cooling and
warming beverage requirements as special food allowances.
This is done
through command channels as part of their command operating budgets.
Consider the following subsistence items to be warming beverages:
Dehydrated canned soup mixes.
A cooling beverage is cool water with or without a flavored beverage base.
(4) Ration Supplement Sundries Packs.
Ration supplement sundries
packs (RSSPs) contain health and comfort items. Supporting Class I supply
support activities configure, requisition, and issue RSSPs according to SOPs
and current regulations.