US Air Force

Helmet Upgrade Requests from USAF personnel – Airmen

The emails below pretty well sum up what we hear from all branches.
What does it take for the military to FIX THE PROBLEM without comment? Each person requesting helmet pads should go to the Air Force website and let them know about the problems in addition to us.

improve operational effectiveness

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Improve operational effectiveness.Kits: 10. Hometown: St. Louis, Missouri. Heard about us: JTF Unit. Duties: Assault Landing Zone operations. Current Pads: USGI standard green bricks. Comments: We are a small team tasked with forward operations which necessitates wear of typical combat kit that the AF largely does not field. As such, the needs of the small…

ACH had rock hard pads

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Kits: 1. Hometown: Opelika, AL. Heard about us: Online. Duties: See Comments. Current Pads: Old Leather and web suspension. Comments: I am AD USAF and do not have a currently projected deployment. My last deployment to Kandahar I was issued the ACH but had rock hard pads that I could not wear more than 15…

Headaches overtime

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Headaches overtimeKits: 1. Hometown: Rockledge, FL. Heard about us: 1SGT. Duties: Counter Threat operations (AFOSI OTW mission). Current Pads: Helmet advanced combat, grey. Comments: Thickness and firmness. Headaches overtime. MSgt, USAF   OTW – Outside The Wire

Air Force Request

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Kits: 1. Hometown: TUCSON, AZ. Heard about us: GOOGLE. Duties: EXPEDITIONARY COMMUNICATIONS. Current Pads: SAGE/VELCRO/HARD. Comments: THANKS FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION IN THIS MATTER ! :). SSgt, USAF

very uncomfortable and don’t quite fit

very uncomfortable and don’t quite fitKits: 3. Hometown: Yuba City. Heard about us: Google. Duties: Security. Current Pads: Advance Combat Size 3/4″ – Gentex Corporation Lot Number 2973-2. Velcro. Comments: The pads that we are currently using are very firm and worn out. They are very uncomfortable and don’t quite fit for everyone. Please let…

my pads are crumbling

my pads are crumblingKits: 1. Hometown: Chicago. Heard about us: Operation We Are Here. Duties: Afghanistan National Army Advisor. Current Pads: Foliage Green, Unit Pad Oblong, SPM1C1-07-C-F101, NSN 8470-01-506-6454, Cage 5M888 LOT 04. Comments: Both my pads are crumbling and my chin strap/harness are falling apart. If able, receiving a new chin strap and harness…

The current pads are in very bad shape

The current pads are in very bad shapeKits: 2. Hometown: Omaha, Nebraska. Heard about us: Google. Duties: Advising Afghan Police. We commute back and forth to police facilities and various ministries multiple times per week. Current Pads: 1. ACH: Skydex DOM: G-11-06 3/4″, Black, seam glued, Fabric is felt-like. Missing one pad with no replacements…