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Humanitarian Daily Rations for Afghanistan
Lent by the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum

Humanitarian Daily Rations for Afghanistan

Credit: Lent by the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum

Dimensions / Weight

Dimensions: 6" H x 8" W x 2" D

Physical Description

Bright yellow package with black writing and graphics.

General History

During Operation Enduring Freedom, Humanitarian Daily Rations (HDR) were air-dropped from US C-17 cargo planes and also distributed by soldiers on the ground. Each package contained a complete day's food supply of 2200 calories. The food contents of the package varied, but never contained any meat products. The text on the outside of the bright yellow package translates to "Halal" which signifies the food is prepared in accordance with the Koran.


Keywords

Country: Afghanistan
Wars: Operation Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan), Operation Iraqi Freedom
Services: Army, Air Force, Support Organizations
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