US Army

Helmet Upgrade Requests from US Army personnel – Soldiers

March 17, 2011: In a hearing of the House Armed Services Committee’ Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces, the Army’s PEO Soldier blamed helmet discomfort on inadequately fitted helmets not worn appropriately with all pads in place. See emails below for what troops who actually wear helmets in combat have to say about that.

And now, from the pointy end of the spear: emails from the heart: direct quotes with (most) expletives deleted

LISTEN TO YOUR TROOPS, ARMY!

Army Requests

Kits: 1. Hometown: Winder. Heard about us: . Duties: Engineering. Current Pads: green. sewn seam. smooth texture. Comments: Old and worn out. stink even after being washed. SGT, US Army Kits: 150. Hometown: Georgia. Heard about us: internet. Duties: Engineering. Current Pads: army issued, green/grey, sewn seam, smooth texture. Comments: in need of new pads…

Request

Kits: 3. Hometown: WASHINGTON, D.C.. Heard about us: INTERNET. Duties: EOD TECH. Current Pads: STANDARD ARMY ISSUE/ GREEN-GREY/ FUZZY POLYESTER/ 2 MEDIUM SIZE KEVLARS & 1 LARGE. Comments: THE EOD TECHS OF TEAM x IN xxxTH EOD COMPANY GREATLY APPRECIATE YOUR SUPPORT.. SGT, US Army

Soldier’s reply

Dr. Meaders, thank you very much for such a quick reply to my request. I know that these new pads will be quite the blessing to me and my team. The issues with the current pads vary greatly from user to user but the one common issue that we all have is that they are…

Request

Kits: 5. Hometown: Indianapolis, Indiana. Heard about us: Friend, word of mouth. Duties: Infantry. Current Pads: Unit Pad, Crown, Size 6, W911QY-07-F-0051, NSN8470-01-546-9415, 9U425, LOT 0577-2 The pads are Loam Green in color, Glued, and have a Felt like texture. Comments: The current pads usually are ok however the seems come unglued after putting them…

Army Request

Kits: 16. Hometown: Mount Wolf, PA. Heard about us: Internet. Duties: Security Force Advise and Assist Team. Current Pads: Pad, Helmet, Advanced Combat, Gray, sewn seam. Comments: Some are too bulky and hard for some of the soldiers.. LTC, US Army

2014 Army Requests

30 July 2014: Thank you very much for such a quick reply to my request. I know that these new pads will be quite the blessing to me and my team. The issues with the current pads vary greatly from user to user but the one common issue that we all have is that they…

2013 Army Requests

29 Dec 2013: Kits: 1. Hometown: Ypsilanti, MI. Heard About us: mymilitarysavings.com. Duties: Guard Duty/Network Operations. Current Pads: Grey, normal seam?, stiff. Comments: my current pads do not conform to my head correctly, and I often find myself pushing my helmet up. I have tried many different positions for the pads but they just dont…

2012 Army Requests

29 Dec 2012: Kits: 1. Heard About us: THROUGH THE MAIN WEB PAGE FOR SHINDAND. Duties: FIELD MEDIC. Current Pads: GREY,SMOOTH. Comments: THEY DO NOT FIT PROPERLY TO MY HEAD AND THEY CAUSE MY HELMET SIT BE UNCOMFORTABLE. SPC, US Army. 28 Dec 2012: Kits: 2.  Heard About us: Higher Ups. Duties: Recon & Survaillance.…