The Best MRE-Inspired Videos On The Internet

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Components of expired Meals Ready to Eat, or MREs, are destroyed at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia.
U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Marelise Wood

A staple of modern military service, MREs, or Meals Ready-To-Eat, are a common sight as well as a common source of both nutrition and frustration. Every service member has an opinion on which MREs, are the best, worst, hardest to find, have the best snacks, and quite a few of them have taken to the internet to share them.


Related: A survival guide to the best and worst MREs.

Here are the top MRE-inspired videos on Vine.

This is where all the veggie omelets and burgers go.

Dude, the cheese spread alone is 200 calories. What’d you think would happen?

Here’s an honest MRE advertisement.

I mean, they are “ready-to-eat,” right?

Keep it simple, stupid.

You hungry punk? Well, are ya?

Believe it or not, it looks better than it tastes.

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On Feb. 19, 1945, more than 70,000 U.S. Marines conducted an amphibious assault to take the Island of Iwo Jima from fortified Japanese forces. Over the next 36 days nearly 7,000 Marines would be killed during the battle, which is regarded as one of the bloodiest of World War II, as they faced hidden enemy artillery, machine guns, vast bunker systems and underground tunnels. Of the 82 Marines who earned the Medal of Honor during all of World War II, 22 medals were earned for actions on Iwo Jima.

Now, 75 years later, 28 Marines and Sailors who fought on Iwo Jima gathered to remember the battle at the 75th and final commemoration sunset ceremony Feb. 15, 2020, at the Pacific Views Event Center on Camp Pendleton, California.

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The GAU-5A Aircrew Self Defense Weapon (U.S. Air Force photo)

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