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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


US Army Medical Company requests helmet upgrades

Kits: 55. Hometown: San Marcos, Texas. Heard about us: [opsec] Area Support Medical Company currently forward deployed to the Middle East Theatre. One of my Soldiers had found your information, and thought it would be a good idea to tell me about it, so I could contact you. Duties: Provide Medical Care and the point of…

Army Aviators request upgrade kits

Kits: 10. Duties: Aviation flying outside FOB’s transporting troops. Current Pads: Gray issued pads. Comments: Pads wont stay in, and are extremly hard, so when having to wear helmet all day starts to give bad headache. SPC, US Army

Army NCOs Request Kits for Their Troops

Kits: 5. Heard about us: friends and our MWR. Duties: CONVOY. Current Pads: COLOR IS GREEN, THEY ARE VELCRO. Comments: My pads we have now are very comfortable, and they are small, they fall apart very easily, I’ve had these awhile I hope u can send some good ones for me and my troops thank…

LT takes care of his troops

LT takes care of his troops Kits: 20. Hometown: Gloucester, Massachusetts. Heard about us: Online. Duties: n/a. Current Pads: Standard Issue Pads. Comments: A few of my soldiers helmet pads are worn and some soldiers could use an upgrade of pads. Also if you have the one pad that goes around the inside front of…

Three Soldiers Asking for Help

These Three Soldiers Are Asking for Help 29 Sep 2014: Kits: 1. Hometown: Foothill Ranch, CA. Heard about us: Duties: Infantry. Current Pads: Army issue pads.. Pad, Helmet, Advanced Combat. Comments: Thank you for your support. SGT, US Army 28 Sep 2014: Kits: 9. Hometown: red bluff, CA. Heard about us: Duties: line…

Soldiers Asking for Helmet Pad Kits

17 Sep 2014: Kits: 45. Hometown: FT Bragg. Heard about us: google. Duties: Pers/Air craft Recovery, QRF, Medevac Sec, Pers Security Detail, Pathfinder Ops. Current Pads: Sewn Green. Comments: The current pads are very unfitting. They become hard from sweat soaks and produce a fowl smell. The GI pads are horrible for our many night…