Weight, size, and cube figures for
T Rations and MREs
e. Accountability. Ration accountability is the same for both wartime
and peacetime. The Class I supply officer, the food advisor, and the FSS
play equally critical roles. They ensure that the right amounts of rations
are ordered for the field feeding operations.
planners coordinate the correct nomenclatures and units of issue (if
applicable) with the TISA before using a preprinted DA Form 3294-R.
Planners determine whether they will use a manual or an automated system to
request rations from the field kitchen level through the COSCOM or the
f. Pull System.
AFFS policies and procedures are based on the pull
system. In the pull system, the lowest user element (field kitchen) places
a demand on the Class I supply system. This demand is processed through the
supply system. Subsistence is sent forward to satisfy the request from the
The pull system provides tighter control of available
subsistence and is responsive to the user. However, it requires longer lead
times for ordering.