Monthly Archives: May 2016

very uncomfortable and don’t quite fit

very uncomfortable and don’t quite fitKits: 3. Hometown: Yuba City. Heard about us: Google. Duties: Security. Current Pads: Advance Combat Size 3/4″ – Gentex Corporation Lot Number 2973-2. Velcro. Comments: The pads that we are currently using are very firm and worn out. They are very uncomfortable and don’t quite fit for everyone. Please let…

Spiffy new helmet (ECH), crappy old pads

Here’s the word from Afghanistan: Hometown: Fresno, CA. Heard about us: Friend. Duties: Infantry. Current Pads: Pad, Helmet advanced combat, grey, hard pads. NSN 8470-01-546-9407. Comments: These current pads that were issued with our ECH’s are hard they hurt and apply unwanted pressure on our heads. Each patrol we go on my soldiers are focused on…

Removing pads can cause brain injury

Here’s an email from a Marine Corps Recon unit: . Duties: MARITIME RAIDS, RECONNAISSANCE, ANYTHING AND EVERYTHING ELSE.. Current Pads: GRAY STANDARD ISSUE PADS. Comments: I AM REQUESTING HELMET PADS FOR MY WHOLE FORCE RECONNAISANCE TEAM, WE ARE DEPARTING ON A MARINE EXPEDITIONARY UNIT AS THE MARITIME RAID FORCE. MY TM HAS BEEN COMPLAINING ABOUT THEIR…

Can’t concentrate on mission at hand due to painful helmet

5/19/2016: Duties: Recovery, maintenance, convoy. Current Pads: Gray military issue, uncomfortable, hard headache causing. Comments: Wearing a combat helmet for more than an hour causes headaches, the pads start out comfortable but after about 10 minutes they begin to become uncomfortable. As maintenance we are required to wear our helmets anytime we are on top…

extreme headache

extreme headacheKits: 65. Heard about us: Google. Duties: Recovery, maintenance, convoy. Current Pads: Gray military issue, uncomfortable, hard headache causing. Comments: Wearing a combat helmet for more than an hour causes headaches, the pads start out comfortable but after about 10 minutes they begin to become uncomfortable. As maintenance we are required to wear our…

the issued pads are not very comfortable

the issued pads are not very comfortableKits: 30. Duties: BN S4. Current Pads: Issued grey pads. Comments: My Advise and Assist team is currently deployed in Iraq. We convoy out a couple times a week to visit our Iraqi Army counterparts. Most of us on the team are officers and we have to cover down…

Navy EOD asking for help

Navy EOD asking for helpKits: 8. Heard about us: friend. Duties: EOD. Current Pads: gentex corp. advanced combat pad 3/4 in. M67854-11-0-3024. Comments: The helmets we have are marine corp light weight LGE. EOD3, USN

The pads we have now just fall apart after a month

The pads we have now just fall apart after a monthKits: 22. Hometown: Albertville, AL. Heard about us: friend. Duties: Route clearance. Current Pads: green. Comments: The pads we have now just fall apart after a month or so of wearing. SSG, US Army Kits: 1. Hometown: South Bend Indiana. Heard about us: Internet search.…