Doc Bob’s Blog

The unfiltered postings of a retired Navy Captain and Medical Doctor – fellow with the American Board of Preventative Medicine (Aerospace) and Ophthalmology and is certified with the American Board of Ophthalmology, the American College of Surgeons, and the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Born and raised in Glen Rose, Texas, Meaders received a bachelor of science degree from Southern Methodist University and his medical degree from the University of Texas’ Southwestern Medical School. Vietnam Veteran.

Troops wonder why the military doesn’t provide the best!

From a Marine Lt: Dr. Meaders, Sorry for the delay. Just got the pads and they feel great. Can’t wait to distribute them to the guys. The discomfort of our current pads has definitely been brought up. Not sure why they are still issued when it appears to be just as cheap to issue more comfortable ones.…

We don’t need this distraction!

7/20/2016: Duties: PSD, convoy, air flights. Current Pads: Green pad, glued, NSN 6470-01-546-9356. Comments: The issued green helmet pads provided to our small team are causing headaches, discomfort, and are causing distractions by having to adjust the ACH all the time. The green pads make the ACH unreliable to our mission.. SGT, US Army

Still fightin’ after all these years

July 13, 2016: Comments: On my last deployment you guys were nice enough to send my platoon 30+ kits for our deployment to Afghanistan. Your pads did their job the night my blackhawk crashed on May 28, 2014 in the Ma’ruf district of Afghanistan. Your pads likely played a huge role in the the lack of…

More from Afghanistan

Hey sir great news! We just received the helmet pads you sent out to us. On behalf of entire platoon we thank you so much. The new pads are great and extremely comfortable, the guys love them. We couldn’t be more pleased with your product and now that’s one less issue I have to worry…

Thanks from those we all should thank

7/1/16: I am writing to thank you for the awesome helmet pads my platoon received here in Afghanistan. The pads are lighter, more breathable, and definitely cleaner than our old pads. We have used them for over a week now and the difference between old and new hasn’t faded at all. Operation Helmet is one of the rare…

Painful helmet Pads break mission concentration

6/15/2016: Duties: Infantry. Current Pads: Shitty ones that come standard. Comments: They’re uncomfortable, most of the soldiers in my squad can’t even concentrate on the mission at hand; because they’re too busy trying to get relief on their foreheads or the backs of their heads. Just want my everyone in my squad to be comfortable…