Monthly Archives: June 2015

feels like rocks or wood slabs against your head

feels like rocks or wood slabs against your head Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Kits: 3. Hometown: Merritt island FL. Duties: Forward Observer, patrols. Current Pads: Blue/ grayish very stiff glued fabric. Comments: The current pads are retaining sweat and are very uncomfortable and about half way through a patrol the pads start releasing the sweat…

A teachable moment?

A teachable moment Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Its really just great what you guys are doing for us! Every soldier hates putting on his ACH [advanced combat helmet]. It is perhaps the most uncomfortable piece of equipment we’re issued. There are so many I’ve known who do everything they can to not wear their ACH…

Thor’s hammer could not soften the density

Thor’s hammer could not soften the density Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Kits: 1. Hometown: Morristown, Tennessee. Duties: Combat patrols, security. Current Pads: Advanced helmet combat pad. Foliage green, glued. Texture: Thor’s hammer could not soften the density. Comments: After spending some time in the military I have come across many things that deserve improvement. Namely…

Defective Helmet pads ruin head armor

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn From an Army Infantry Soldier, 9 June, 2015: Its really just great what you guys are doing for us! Every soldier hates putting on his ACH. It is perhaps the most uncomfortable piece of equipment we’re issued. There are so many I’ve known who do everything they can to not wear…

Current pads are not very comfortable and provide no breathability

Current pads are not very comfortable and provide no breathability Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Kits: 20. Hometown: Jennings, Fl. Heard about us: Google. Duties: Counter-intelligence/Outside the wire missions daily. Current Pads: Gentex Corporation. NSN: 8470-01-506-6626 (Main Crown pad). Comments: Current pads are not very comfortable and provide no breathability. SA, USAF Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn

gashes and blood on my head

gashes and blood on my head Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Kits: 5. Hometown: Colorado Springs. Heard about us: Marine Friend. Duties: Artillery. Current Pads: Green, velcro, very stiff and worn down. Comments: I am currently deployed to [opsec] with my Army platoon at a Marine fob. A Marine pointed out that he could see gashes and…

the pads are old and worn out

the pads are old and worn out Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Kits: 12. Hometown: San Diego. Heard about us: Friend. Duties: Infantry. Current Pads: GREY Pads with MSA logo. Comments: The helmets we have are MSA Half Shells. I’m not sure what the name is for them. The helmets are used so the pads are…

we are running low

we are running low Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Kits: 25. Hometown: Colorado Springs, Colorado. Heard about us: On a deployed Support (uso) page. Duties: We are Infantry! Current Pads: The normal issued green ones, glued, we are running low. Comments: We are here in support of Operation [opsec], we are the reaction force [opsec], trying…