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


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…

Current Pads Are Falling Apart

Current Pads Are Falling ApartKits: 12. Duties: infantry. Current Pads: green sewn pads. Comments: The current pads my squad and I have are falling apart from the constant sweat and then heat. They are the standard green sewn pads and full of sand and rock particles. Any help you can offer would be greatly appreciated!…

Very hard and uncomfortable pads

6 Sep 2014: Kits: 17. Hometown: Buckeye, AZ. Heard about us: Friend referred. Duties: Maintenance, recovery, fire fighting. Current Pads: Army basic issue grey pads. Comments: Very hard and uncomfortable. They get old and fall out easy. SPC, US Army 7 Sep 2014: Kits: 3.Hometown: Los Angeles California. Heard about us: online. Duties: Chaplain Assistant. Current…

Thank you from Army EOD

704th EOD Aug 2014

Thanks from the 704th Explosive Ordinance Platoon.

These helmet pads are pretty epic! I want to thank you for them on behalf of Army EOD team!  Thank you for your support.

Need to be replaced

Kits: 40. Hometown: Manchester, NH. Heard about us: Online. Duties: Infantry. Current Pads: Issued, Foliage Green, 3/4″, NSN 8470-01-546-3407. Comments: We conduct patrols each day and our helmets are obviously getting a lot of use due to basic wear/tear. I am a platoon leader responsible for 40 paratroopers and due to the extended use and…

More Headaches

29 Aug 2014: Kits: 12. Heard about us: NCO. Duties: reporting. Current Pads: pad, helmet, advanced combat oblong/oval size 3/4 color green. Comments: looking to get some for my whole squad, total 12 soldiers. they are wearing out, no support or cushion. PFC, US Army 28 Aug 2014: Kits: 5. Hometown: Roseburg, Oregon. Heard about us:…

74 Kits Requested

74 Kits Requested Kits: 4. Hometown: Houston TX. Heard about us: google. Duties: PSD and PAD team work basaiclly driving around kabul 16 hours a day.. Current Pads: issued crap grey velcro cloth. Comments: once you sweat so much in them they turn into rocks they suck if you have hair. they are extremely hot…