Monthly Archives: August 2017

Helmets intended to protect cause INJURY!

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 to fall over eyes…

Damfool pads causing needless distraction from mission. DANGER!

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 and often times do…

Standard pads are a pain for constant wearing

Standard pads are a pain for constant wearingKits: 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 guy in our battalion was…

Lots of headaches and discomfort

USMC Infantry

Lots of headaches and discomfortKits: 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 these upgraded helmet pads my…

Worn out, flat and uncomfortable

Worn out, flat and uncomfortableKits: 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 fit poorly and cause many…

New ECH but no helmet pads

New ECH but no helmet padsKits: 34. Hometown: Merrimack, NH. Heard about us: Friend from previous deployment. Duties: Explosive Ordnance Disposal. Current Pads: Currently don’t have any for new ECH. My unit was issued the helmets but they did not have any pads to give out. Comments: A fellow EOD tech from my previous unit…