Saturday, February 27, 2010
It Does the Troops Good.
Upon going to the military supermarket at Ederle Army base recently, I discovered military milk.
Yes, the US Forces stationed in Europe have their own brand! It includes meat products, too. We ended up purchasing the pictured milk carton to fill my visiting father's cereal bowl and angus beef with the symbolic eagle on the packaging to make some "real" American hamburgers, while on Italian soil back in Padua.
Plus, the base has Bank of America ATMs and real US mail boxes scattered across the property. It's almost spooky how much of America you can find on a US military base. They have definitely succeeded in creating "home" away from home for the soldiers.
Then you go beyond the barbed wire fences and find the rest of the world!