Dinnertime for Fort Carson soldiers at the Army's National Training Center

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FORT IRWIN, Calif. (KKTV) As we've been reporting, we recently got a chance to embed with some of our soldiers while they were at the Army's National Training Center in Fort Irwin, California.

Fort Carson soldiers eat MREs at the Army's National Training Center.

When mealtime comes around, it's time for "Meals, Ready To Eat," better known as MREs.

Each MRE has an average of 1,200 calories. They are packed with protein, fat and carbs to keep our soldiers going.

MREs can withstand being dropped more than 1,000 feet from a parachute.

The shelf life is about three and a half years.

There are nearly two dozen different kinds of MREs for soldiers to choose from.

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