Monthly Archives: April 2017

Overall urge to immediately remove the ACH due to pain

Kits: 16. Heard about us: Google. Duties: OTW construction, security, convoys. Current Pads: MSA 08/2007 1″. Green color, glued seam, fabric cover.. Comments: Significant headaches, “dimples” and red-marks from the pads, improper fit of the helmet, and for most, an overall urge to immediately remove the ACH due to pain. The existing pads provide about…

Biggest complaint on the current pads is headaches

Kits: 28. Hometown: Minneapolis, MN. Heard about us: Friend. Duties: Light Combat Engineer. Current Pads: Army issued pads, PAD, Helmet , Advanced combat, Gray 3/4″. Comments: The biggest complaint on the current pads is headaches even after adjusting pad locations. Removing pads for bare minimum amount still discomfort, with this then chin strap issues not…

Headaches

Kits: 185. Hometown: Cypress, TX. Heard about us: Friend. Duties: Infantry. Current Pads: Advanced Combat, SPM1C1-12-D-B014. NSN 8470-01-546-9356. Grey. Comments: The current issued pads give Marines headaches after prolonged wear specifically they provide no give and act more like a vice than provide relief. Distractions are never good when your focus is needed everywhere. MSgt,…

Why did they change pad providers? Politics?

Good Afternoon Sir, We just received your helmet pads and wanted to provide some feedback.  In order to ensure our gratitude is effectively transcribed, I am typing a play-by-play reenactment: Received the box and looked at the shipping label, identified the sender, and immediately gathered a few of our deployers for the unboxing. Sliced open…

Headaches make missions less safe

4/5/17:  In regards to higher ups knowing about our problems with the current GI helmet pads, our commander is most definitely aware, as he is exceptionally disappointed in the fit of his helmet.  We are working with Supply, but they were clear in that they could not order different pads, and the ACH shell sizes…