Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Drinking Orange Joos

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Never let it be said that they don't feed us well when the military makes us deploy to Iraq. This is my second time here, and on both trips, the food was almost something to look forward to each day. Now don't get me totally wrong. One Captain who we were eating dinner with one night described our DFACS in this way ... "It's like eating at Golden Coral 3 meals a day, 7 days a week".

Seeing as how that's pretty close to the truth; I guess how you feel about steak house style buffets at home, would probably have a lot to do with how you'd feel about our eating establishments once you get down range. There's a good selection, with a nice salad bar, a fast food line, a main dish line, a sandwich bar, and of course the desert and ice cream corner.

The only real downside is, kind of like a buffet restaurant, although there is a fair amount of choice on any given day, over all, the menu really doesn't change too drastically. Over the course of a 6 month or 1 year deployment, breakfast, lunch and dinner can quite easily become pretty predictable.

Anyhow, on to the picture of the day above ...

One of the funny things about our Dinning Facility (DFAC) is that they do get some items from, if not the "local" area, than at least from this region of the world. The Orange Juice box above is one such product. I don't know why, but the name has always struck me as funny. Every morning when the Lieutenant and I are finished with our breakfast, we always get a to-go box for Brian, who is on shift at the time. And almost every day, one of us invariably has to repeat the same lame "joke" ...

Don't forget the Joos !!!

Til next time ...
todd

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