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
Bright yellow package with black writing and graphics.
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.
Wars: Operation Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan), Operation Iraqi Freedom
Services: Army, Air Force, Support Organizations