Military Photographer of the Year Winner 1999 TITLE: "Combat Cuisine" CATEGORY: Illustrative PLACE: Third Place Illustrative CAPTION INFORMATION: The MRE (meals ready to eat) has long been a staple of troops in the field and a replacement of the C-RATS (canned rations). Recently though MRE's of improved quality, such as the vegetarian pictured here as well as Kosher meals, and variety newer meals have officials begging the question, "Do our troops really like the meals?" IMAGE FILE #DD-SP-01-00016