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 of any vehicles. Sometimes this means you could have your helmet on most of the day. Working on a recovery team on a 38 hour mission your helmet becomes a huge problem that gives you an extreme headache. It’s hard to concentrate on the mission at hand when all that’s obvious mind is how uncomfortable your helmet pads are.. SGT, US Army