Monthly Archives: November 2015

A Senior Officer speaks out about TBI

Thank you so much, Sir.  We really appreciate what you and so many others are doing for the troops here.  Many of us are upgrading our equipment on our own dime due to budget cuts…from body armor, to helmets and to weapons accessories.  TBI is a huge risk in our current situation as we meet…

Wearing Kevlar is extremely uncomfortable

Wearing Kevlar is extremely uncomfortableKits: 1. Hometown: Las Vegas, NV. Heard about us: Word of mouth. Duties: Artillery-EFSS. Current Pads: Grey CIF issued. Comments: Request one set of upgraded pads. Using the Expeditionary Fire Support System (EFSS, 120mm Mortars) we are required to use over-ear ear protection. It is almost impossible to use the ear…

The current pads are in very bad shape

The current pads are in very bad shapeKits: 2. Hometown: Omaha, Nebraska. Heard about us: Google. Duties: Advising Afghan Police. We commute back and forth to police facilities and various ministries multiple times per week. Current Pads: 1. ACH: Skydex DOM: G-11-06 3/4″, Black, seam glued, Fabric is felt-like. Missing one pad with no replacements…

15 minutes wearing helmet, I get headache & migraines

15 minutes of wearing helmet, I develop headache and migrainesKits: 5. Hometown: Fontana California. Heard about us: Friend. Duties: Convoy security. Current Pads: Grey issued pads. Comments: After 15 minutes of wearing helmet, I develop headache and migraines. and we are always wearing our ach [helmet] for our job. SPC, US Army

Constantly rotating pads to reduce pressure on temples

Constantly rotating pads to reduce pressure on templesKits: 1. Hometown: North Augusta. Heard about us: other website. Duties: Medic, nursing. Current Pads: standard issue gi pads, green in color, NSN 8470-01-546-9420. Comments: Current pads fit real snug. Constantly rotating pads to reduce pressure on temples. Occasional headaches from pad pressure. SGT, US Army

wish they were more comfortable

wish they were more comfortableKits: 2. Hometown: Hollywood, California. Heard about us: other site. Duties: Defensive Ops. Current Pads: Standard issue ach green pads sewn seem. Comments: wish they kept sweat from going in my eyes. and wish they were more comfortable for long missions. mine seem hard and they leave marks on my head.…

Wants his troops safer from TBI

Kits: 40. Hometown: Columbia. Heard about us: Google. Duties: FIRE MISSION! (Artillery). Current Pads: Green rocks issued by CIF. Comments: Many of my young soldiers are new to the military, and the majority of them are experiencing deployment for the first time. The US Army takes TBI seriously, and I want to ensure that each…