Mark Meaders

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…

Protect our Paratroopers!

Protect our Paratroopers!Kits: 4. Heard about us: Senior NCO at joint training.. 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…

Major headaches and sore heads

USMC Infantry

Major headaches and sore headsKits: 10. Hometown: Montgomery. Heard about us: A friend. Duties: Infantry. Current Pads: Cif issued. Comments: The pads we currently have cause major headaches and sore heads. My marines were standing post last deployment and most will be going back to that. They all have complained of having to take their…

Amazing Pads

Amazing PadsKits: 30. Hometown: SEMINOLE, OK. Heard about us: YOU SENT ME SOME WHILE OVERSEAS WITH THE [opsec] RANGERS. Duties: TEAM LEADER. Current Pads: ARMY ISSUED. Comments: I AM REQUESTING PADS FOR MY PLATOON BECAUSE YOU GUYS SENT ME SOME AMAZING PADS LIKE 6 YEARS AGO WHILE I WAS ON A DEPLOYMENT. CPL, US Army…

Pressure points on different parts of your head

Kits: 4. Hometown: Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Heard about us: A friend in the unit.. Duties: Base Defense/Force Protection. Current Pads: Factory ACH pads. Comments: The factory ACH pads are too thick and then when you modify them, they breakdown after a while. The material used to fill the pads also don’t hold the shape well.…