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My husband and I are both vegetarians. He is in the Navy and right now is shore duty. When he goes to sea duty, and is stationed on a ship he is concerned about what he is going to eat. Are there any other sailors out there with this problem or a solution? Thanks!
 

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It depends on the ship of course, but - for the most part...he'll have food to eat but it's not going to be a smorgeshboard (sp).<br><br><br><br>
The galley on the ship will have AT MINIMUM a salad bar for fresh veggies and fruits. There will be a vegetable of the day (maybe two). Rice and Potatoes are always available. Oatmeal/grits and dry cereal are always offered at breakfast.<br><br><br><br>
If you are Lacto/Ovo - there are obviously more options.<br><br><br><br>
I am not sure about Soy Milk etc. None of my customers are here now (they are at work), but when they start coming in I'll ask and report back. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br><br><br>
I think he could call or visit the galley of the ship in question and chat up the MS's.
 

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Ugh. I remember spending time at NETC Newport and ALL they served was freaking chicken. I was omni then, but I got so tired of having chicken for 2 meals a day! On the other hand, NAS Brunswick had awesome food including vegetarian options - so even on shore duty the options are kind of hit-or-miss.<br><br><br><br>
I agree with dvmarie, if he can find a pal who's an MS, he can find out if there's "hidden" animal products in certain foods (a rice and bean dish, etc.). I asked a couple buddies of mine, one was on carriers and cruisers and had no problem finding vegetarian food if he wanted it. Another guy was on subs and found it a lot more limited. Neither of them is vegetarian, but they knew guys who were, and said it could get tough for them occasionally. There's always veggies at the salad bar, and perhaps the MS's can whip something up if he gets desparate (they might be more more likely to be flexible if it's a smaller ship).<br><br><br><br>
The Coast Guard tends to be quite vegetarian-friendly, believe it or not. The Navy is really more dependent on the ship itself.
 

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Eye Eye PopEye!<br><br>
I wish there were a popeye smiley here!... That would be fun! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/wink3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=";)">
 

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This reminds me of one of the onion's smaller headlines which had a picture of a soldier eating something, and the caption said "Vegan soldier keeps asking everyone if they want their bread"
 

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I just talked to a couple of the MasterChiefs - they said<br><br>
"Yes, the Navy accommodates even them <b>VEGETARIAN PEOPLE</b>" (in jest of course)<br><br><br><br>
They said the ships also do kosher..... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 
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