The shelf-stable pocket sandwich gives soldiers a portable ration that they can eat on the go.
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December 15, 2011 Army food scientists have figured out how to control pH, moisture, and oxygen inside the packaging of a pocket sandwich so that it can last for up to two years.
Buildings on the Yale University campus.
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January 26, 2011 The demise of DADT has led some schools to consider inviting ROTC back to their campuses. But practical considerations could keep ROTC from returning, especially on Ivy League campuses.
September 9, 2010 Many Army officers are reluctant to award Purple Hearts to soldiers with brain injuries.
July 10, 2008 Bringing the war home -- to Hollywood.
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February 13, 2008 NPR reporter Ari Shapiro received a mysterious-looking white envelope with no return address on Feb. 5. Its contents would help soldiers at Ft. Drum in New York.
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