What does MRE mean in Food?
This page is about the meanings of the acronym/abbreviation/shorthand MRE in the Miscellaneous field in general and in the Food terminology in particular.
Find a translation for MRE in other languages:
Select another language:
What does MRE mean?
- Meal, Ready-to-Eat
- The Meal, Ready-to-Eat – commonly known as the MRE – is a self-contained, individual field ration in lightweight packaging bought by the United States military for its service members for use in combat or other field conditions where organized food facilities are not available. The MRE replaced the canned MCI, or Meal, Combat, Individual rations, in 1981 and is the intended successor to the lighter LRP ration developed by the United States Army for Special Forces and Ranger patrol units in Vietnam.