Monthly Archives: August 2017

smell terrible after the first use

smell terrible after the first use Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Kits: 5. Duties: Infantry mortar. Current Pads: US army standard issue pads.. Comments: The standard issue pads fall apart easily absorb sweat and smell terrible after the first use. Not only that they are stiff and with extended use give me headaches. Spc, US Army…

Way too hard on our heads

USMC Infantry

Way too hard on our heads Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Kits: 5. Hometown: Crystal City. Heard about us: Fellow Operators. Duties: Special Operations. Current Pads: stock junk ones. Comments: They are way too hard on our heads. SSgt, USMC Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn

Protect my Soldiers

Protect my Soldiers Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Kits: 35. Hometown: Fort Polk. Heard about us: NCO. Duties: Route Clearance. Current Pads: Pad, helmet, advanced combat, NSN 8470-01-546-9407, Ceradyne 52969, Grey, glued seam. Comments: My brigade is deploying to Iraq in the next couple of weeks. I am the [opsec] platoon that will be conducting route…

Helmets intended to protect cause INJURY!

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Duties: Combat Medicine. Current Pads: ACH issue pads. Unit Pad -(Crown, Trapezoid, Oblong), Foliage/Sage Green. Glued Seam.. Comments: Treated several minor head/face injuries on drop zones and during other training. Individuals are loosening their helmet straps up because of the uncomfortable pads issued with the ACH. This can cause the helmet…

Damfool pads causing needless distraction from mission. DANGER!

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Duties: We will be doing force protection, patrols, etc.. Current Pads: CIF/basic issue. Comments: Basic issue pads do not fit everyone as well as they should. Headaches are common. This causes soldiers to remove their helmet often and in situations when they need the protection. The issued pads are very hard…

Standard pads are a pain for constant wearing

Standard pads are a pain for constant wearing Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Kits: 9. Hometown: Oconomowoc, Wisconsin. Heard about us: Friend. Duties: Infantry. Current Pads: Standard issue pads, grey, glued seam. Comments: Standard pads are a pain for constant wearing of the ECH. Uncomfortable on the SM head. Looking to try these pads out, another…

Lots of headaches and discomfort

USMC Infantry

Lots of headaches and discomfort Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Kits: 60. Hometown: Farmington, IL. Heard about us: Fellow Co-Worker. Duties: Motor Transport support missions for the squadron. Current Pads: standard issued. Comments: Due to our op tempo, we do a lot of wearing of our Kevlar which brings on lots of headaches and discomfort. With…

Worn out, flat and uncomfortable

Worn out, flat and uncomfortable Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Kits: 24. Hometown: poulsbo wa. Heard about us: brigade leaders. Duties: 19k. Current Pads: from basic. Comments: Hoping to get enough to cover my whole platoon, most of our guys are using the basic issue pads that are worn out, flat and uncomfortable. The old pads…