Monthly Archives: July 2009

2009 GAO and FOIA

UPDATE: 9/1/09 FOLLOWING A FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST FOR THE RESULTS OF THREE CIVILIAN LABS TESTS ON COMPETING HELMET PADS IN BLAST/IMPACT PROTECTION, WE RECEIVED 185 PAGES OF BLACKED-OUT TEST DATA. WHAT ARE THEY HIDING? July 28, 2009 GAO letter to Congress is yet another namby-pamby self congratulatory bunch of BS claiming the military was correct in changing from the ‘Gold…

2009 Army Meetings

Non-answer from PEO Soldier when I forwarded email complaints (identifying data redacted) from Soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan and asked ‘what would you tell this trooper if they emailed you directly: “Bob, The Army’s position is that we will always test and challenge ourselves to ensure we provide the best products available to our Soldiers. Take…

2009 Marine Meetings

8/29/2009: Email to Marine Corps systems Command “Hello again, Mac. Long time no contact, but we’re still here responding to the needs and requests of combat Marines and other Warriors in Iraq and Afghanistan. Prior to your putting the final touches on the new plastic helmet, I hope all concerned will take a look at…

2009 Blog

19 April 09: I have been in Iraq for over 3 months now and we conduct night route clearance.  I have to constantly adjust and shift my current pads around due to headaches, which in turn takes my eyes away from searching for IED’s. (SSG, USA-R) 4/8/09 … the new pads are awful, they are too hard and…