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#1 Posted on 9.3.04 1336.15
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Last night on NBC Nightly News they did a thee-minute piece on Haliburton stiffing the subcontractor who provides meals to the troops in Iraq, including the Turkey Day meal for "W". They claim they are owed $85 million and have laid off employees and may have to switch to cold sandwiches for the troops. Anyone know more about this for one thing? Two, when did the military quit feeding their own people in country and contract it out? Just curious.
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#2 Posted on 9.3.04 1408.19
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I can't speak to the Halliburton situation, but as for contracting out the food service, I think the troops probably appreciate that. At least, I know my stepsister would have liked to have had an opportunity to eat something other than cold MREs for three months in Afghanistan.

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Yeah, the troops much more appreciate the contracted out food. Friend of mine is there now(and spent 6 in Afghanistan before that) and said the food is actually palatable compared to MRE's or K-rations.
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#4 Posted on 9.3.04 2006.31
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    Originally posted by DrDirt
    Last night on NBC Nightly News they did a thee-minute piece on Haliburton stiffing the subcontractor who provides meals to the troops in Iraq, including the Turkey Day meal for "W". They claim they are owed $85 million and have laid off employees and may have to switch to cold sandwiches for the troops. Anyone know more about this for one thing? Two, when did the military quit feeding their own people in country and contract it out? Just curious.


I actually recall reading something related to this months ago. Halliburton had overcharged the troops to the tune of something like $27 million (17 at ONE FACILITY ALONE) over the last year, got busted for it, and wound up having to pay it all back.

Looking at the MSNBC article on it, it looks like this particular subcontractor decided not to participate in Halliburton's little scam. I wonder if that had any bearing on this?
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#5 Posted on 10.3.04 0122.22
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    Originally posted by DrDirt
    Last night on NBC Nightly News they did a thee-minute piece on Haliburton stiffing the subcontractor who provides meals to the troops in Iraq, including the Turkey Day meal for "W". They claim they are owed $85 million and have laid off employees and may have to switch to cold sandwiches for the troops. Anyone know more about this for one thing? Two, when did the military quit feeding their own people in country and contract it out? Just curious.



ALL the armed services have cooks and supply people that buy and cook all meals for the troops. I was in the Navy so I don't know how the Army would work in a forward deployed location like Iraq. But I would assume that possibly dues to the length and arduous nature of being in Iraq for a year they contracted food services out so the guys get a better quality of food than the military provides. When I was in there was talk of contracting civilians to provide food service even on ships. Also did the piece say what the role was of the stiffed subcontractor? Were they preparing the food or supplying it?
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#6 Posted on 10.3.04 0821.17
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    Originally posted by rockdotcom_2.0



      ALL the armed services have cooks and supply people that buy and cook all meals for the troops. I was in the Navy so I don't know how the Army would work in a forward deployed location like Iraq. But I would assume that possibly dues to the length and arduous nature of being in Iraq for a year they contracted food services out so the guys get a better quality of food than the military provides. When I was in there was talk of contracting civilians to provide food service even on ships. Also did the piece say what the role was of the stiffed subcontractor? Were they preparing the food or supplying it?

    It indicated they purchased, prepared and served the meals. ANd yes, they chose not to participate in Haliburton's games. Their CEO said they felt it wasn't proper or legal.
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