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.

Why we keep on going. Lives depend on us and YOU.

Oct 25 2016: Kits: 40. Hometown: Hamilton, Ohio. Heard about us: Have purchased your helmet pads previously to use in Iraq & Afghanistan. Duties: INFANTRY, SSP(Scout Sniper Platoon), CONVOY OPERATIONS. Current Pads: Oregon Aero MICH/ACH Helmet Padding. Comments: For over a decade through 3 combat deployments, I have used your helmet pads in replace to the…

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…