AF doesn't give you steak and shrimp in basic training. The only thing I ever got "offered" was a choice between two fruits, cuz they wanted you to be able to take a dump. A lot of AF chow halls are way nice, you're right about that, but I don't know what your definition of gourmet is. Maybe you've been talking to officers
But they are not all the same. When you are way out in the middle of nowhere they're is no telling what you may get. I ate more MRE's, powdered eggs and spam then I could ever count. But it didn't sound like a complaint to me more like a statement of fact, i.e. he doesn't feel he's getting enough veges.