2014 US Air Force Requests

11 Jun 2014: Kits: 25. Hometown: Waterbury Connecticut. Heard about us: Fellow soldier. Duties: Convoy Ops. Current Pads: Green hard basic stock pad. Comments: Currently in Afghanistan attached to an army unit as a combat medic. I was ordered one by a friend back in February and they have been awesome. I would like my CET (Convoy Escort Team) to have some since we’re on the road outside the wire basically all the time. Thanks!. SrA, USAF

31 May 2014: Kits: 1. Hometown: Plymouth, MA. Heard about us: Google. Duties: maintenance. Current Pads: none. Comments: I currently have no padding in my helmet, just the basic straps. They don’t issue padding kits to any of us. Several (5) of us are getting ready to deploy and this would be great to have! SSgt, USAF.

27 May 2014: Kits: 8. Heard about us: Google. Duties: Munitions. Current Pads: black pads w velcro,. Comments: Pads do not correctly fit to helmet very stiff. SSgt, USAF

19 May 2014: Kits: 25. Hometown: . Heard about us: Fellow service member. Duties: Medic. Current Pads: Stock grey issue. Comments: The current pads cause discomfort and head aches among the soldiers. Being an Air Force medic assigned to an Army unit is a challenging and rewarding task. My profession is to take care of my fellow soldiers, even if it is something as simple as upgraded helmet pads.. SSgt, USAF

19 May 2014: Kits: 30. Hometown: Connecticut. Heard about us: Soldier. Duties: Convoy Ops. Current Pads: Stock gray basic ACH pads. Comments: I am asking for 30 for my unit. We are outside the wire for weeks/months at a time. SrA, USAF

19 May 2014: Duties: USAF Convoy Medic attached to the Army.. Current Pads: Green hard pads. Comments: My soldiers can’t wear their helmet for a long period of time because of the helmet pads are too hard. It’s really uncomfortable to wear it, specially on a long 10-18 hr missions. I’m hoping this pads will eliminate those issues and prevent them from removing helmet while on convoy. Thank you so much for supporting our troops. SSgt, USAF

16 May 2014: Kits: 20. Duties: Convoy. Current Pads: Basic grey ach pads. Comments: Wearing ACH for hours everyday. Having the basic grey pads starts to get very painful as the day wears on. SrA, USAF

12 Mar 2014: Kits: 1. Heard About us: was looking for new helmet pads online. Duties: Tactical Security Element. Current Pads: NSN. Comments: The pads I we have now are big, bulky and stiff. They’re so big you have to get a helmet one size bigger than your head because there is an inch of padding inside.  SSgt, USAF.

14 Feb 2014: Kits: 1. Hometown: Florida. Heard About us: Google. Duties: Humanitarian Aid mission, meetings with village elders, Afghan School and clinic projects. Current Pads: NSN: 8470-01-546-9415. Comments: Helmet does not sit correctly on my head. As a result, I get a lot of pain on right side of my head. I have tried to adjust the padding, but I only get more pain. Capt, USAF.

6 Feb 2014: Kits: 4. Heard About us: I was researching better helmet padding for me and my troops. I just happen to click on the link to your site. Duties: Convoy Medic/Medical Support. Current Pads: NSN 8470-01-546-9407. Comments: very stiff , uncomfortable and bulky. feels as if helmet does not fit securely to my head as it should. TSgt, USAF.

2 Jan 2014: Kits: 1. Hometown: St Marys, GA. Heard About us: One of our pilots received your upgrade kit. Duties: I work directly with the Afghan Air Force as an advisor. Current Pads: The pads are made by Ops-Core, they are a dense styrofom and have a thin 1/4″ soft pad attached. Comments: My biggest issue with the pads is that other than being uncomfortable, they cause my helmet to ride high on my head. TSgt, USAF.