Monthly Archives: December 2014

Our soldiers wear their helmets for long periods of time

Our soldiers wear their helmets for long periods of timeKits: 18. Heard about us: Google. Duties: Air Defense. Current Pads: Gentex Corporation / Grey basic issued pads. Comments: Our soldiers wear their helmets for long periods of time and get headaches from them being uncomfortable and putting pressure in the wrong parts of their head.…

They’re like wearing styrofoam on my head

They’re like wearing styrofoam on my headKits: 2. Hometown: White Pine, Tennessee. Heard about us: Word of mouth. Duties: 11C. Current Pads: Unit Pad, green, glued, stiff, & kinda rough. Comments: They’re like wearing styrofoam on my head. I liked the old black ones but can’t find anymore of them. SGT, US Army Kits: 1.…

My pads give me headaches after a few hrs of operations

My pads give me headaches after a few hrs of operationsKits: 1. Hometown: Granite city Illinois. Heard about us: A friend. Duties: Infantry. Current Pads: Pad, helmet advanced combat gray color. Comments: The current pads that are issued to us are very uncomfortable to wear for a length of time. I’ve gone out in the…

Come ON, military, LISTEN to your WARRIORS IN HARM’S WAY

12/15/2014: Afghanistan: We wear our ECH (Enhanced Combat Helmet) every day for 12 plus hours at a time. They are causing my guys to have headaches and they are constantly adjusting their helmets. This is detracting a significant amount of attention from security. Security is what keeps us alive. We cannot afford to have even a…

Common complaint is headaches after prolong use.

Common complaint is headaches after prolong use. Kits: 27. Hometown: Southern Maryland. Heard about us: Google. Duties: Explosive Ordnance Disposal. Current Pads: basic issue pads/ folage green. Comments: The current pads always have the problem of freezing and making it difficult for the soldiers to use properly when on mission. The most common complaint is…

Security is what keeps us alive

Security is what keeps us aliveKits: 32. Duties: Infantry. Current Pads: NSN 8470-01-546-9407 Glued seam, gray. Comments: We wear our ECH every day for 12 plus hours at a time. They are causing my guys to have headaches and they are constantly adjusting there helmets. This is detracting a significant amount of attention from security.…

… standard issue and are uncomfortable

… standard issue and are uncomfortableKits: 4. Hometown: Houston. Heard about us: friend. Duties: Airborne infantry. Current Pads: Pad, Helmet, Advanced combat size SPM1C1-08-D-F006 3/4″ NSN 5470-01-546-9415 9U425 LOT TW0401-2. Comments: I recently got back from Afghanistan and would’ve killed for a better set of pads for me and my guys. The ones we have…

Hard and hurt your head

Hard and hurt your headKits: 5. Hometown: Medford. Heard about us: Friend. Duties: Route Clearance. Current Pads: NSN 8470-01-546-5356 Color Gray. Comments: The pads we are issued now get hard and hurt your head when wearing for a long period of time. Sgt, USMC Kits: 3. Heard about us: Military Friend. Duties: Maintenance and firing…