Monthly Archives: July 2011

2011 Navy Requests

6 Nov 2011: Duties: Hospital Corpsman. Current Pads: NSN. Comments: They give me a headache. they don’t completely cover the velcro so it presses into my forehead. HMC, USN. 20 Oct 2011: Hometown: OCEANSIDE, CA. Heard About us: INTERNET ARTICLE. Duties: RECONSTRUCTION. Current Pads: NONE. Comments: N/A.  LTJG, USN. 12 Oct 2011: Heard About us:…

2011 Industry Day

April 1, 2011: We’ve been invited to an ‘industry day’ on the Army’s helmet pads 10 May in Arlington, VA. Gotta schlep ancient self up the night before in order to be able to walk and attend. Costly, but something that’s has to be done…using no Operation Helmet funds, as that’s for helmet pad upgrades alone. Let’s…

2011 ECH

Enhanced Combat Helmet (ECH)To Be Available ‘Soon’. New date is perhaps May or June 2012?? There is light glimmering at the end of the tunnel but we’re not dancing for joy until we are certain it’s not another trainwreck in the long history of promises that have not come to pass. The company that makes…

2011 Blog

8 April 2011: A Marine Reserve unit in Afghanistan tells us their CO has threatened non-judicial punishment to anyone wearing ‘non-issued’ helmet pads. Way to GO! Why let troops in combat help make decisions that could enhance their mission performance as well as help bring them home alive and well. “If we wanted you to think,…