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point of release to company mess locations. He ar- ranges to have certain companies mess any troops in the battalion area who are without messing facili- ties or are widely separated fropI their companies. When the kitchens are under regimental control, he informs the regimental S-4 of the arrangements in time to insure that instructions are issued to the mess personnel, through the service company com- mander, for the appropriate loading of vehicles. He

also makes certain that, talion, vehicles proceed

upon release to properly to the

the bat- battalion

point of release. After completion supervises the movement of vehicles they are returned to battalion control to regimental control.

of messing, he from the time until they pass

j. The foregoing procedure usually meets most

tactical to meet

requirements, but is modified as necessary

special

circumstances.

Ration

distribution

must be kept flexible, and officer often must modify

the the

regimental supply normal procedure.

The responsibility rations and water

of each begins

unit for

distribution of

when it

receives notice

from the next higher echelon of where supplies will be available, supplies are released to the next

the time and place and ends when the lower echelon.

11. WATER SUPPLY. a. Average water require- ments (see note 1) under varying conditions of service, expressed in gallons per man and vehicle per day, may be computed as follows:

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