ARMED FORCES: Dinner Is Served

An old flyer hardly dared to stand in a chow line any more. In the new Air Force, there are no mess sergeants; a "food service technician" presides over the kitchens. Last week the commanding officer of the Boiling Air Force Base abolished a term that Army legend traces back to General George Washington. Henceforth none of its airmen will go to "mess"—they will chomp their ambrosia in "dining halls."


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