Monthly Archives: June 2015

feels like rocks or wood slabs against your head

feels like rocks or wood slabs against your headKits: 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 into your face causing you…

A teachable moment?

A teachable momentIts 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 while on patrol because of…

Thor’s hammer could not soften the density

Thor’s hammer could not soften the densityKits: 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 the helmet pads. I can…

Defective Helmet pads ruin head armor

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 their ACH while on…

gashes and blood on my head

gashes and blood on my headKits: 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 blood on my head. I…

the pads are old and worn out

the pads are old and worn outKits: 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 old and worn out. EOD2,…

we are running low

we are running lowKits: 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 to upgrade our equipment! I…