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.

Current pads are too firm

Current pads are too firmKits: 2. Heard about us: Another Air Force Officer. Duties: Logistics. Current Pads: Standard Air Force Issue. Comments: Current pads are too firm and uncomfortable and can cause headaches during prolonged wear. A friend of mine recommended I try these pads during my last deployment… I’d like to request a new…

The current pads breakdown quickly and become hard.

The current pads breakdown quickly and become hard.Kits: 1. Hometown: Cabool, MO. Heard about us: Co-worker. Duties: Air Advisor to Afghan Air Force Engineers. Current Pads: NSN: 8470-01-546-9415 – sage green – secured w/velcro. Comments: The current pads breakdown quickly and become hard. Wicks the moisture away from head and causes itching. At least that’s what…

Our current pads are so uncomfortable

Kits: 2. Duties: Ammo Troop. Current Pads: green zelcro very hard pads. I use socks instead. Comments: Our current pads are so uncomfortable, we now use 4-5 socks stuck to the velcro on the inside. A thinner and softer pad would be heaven. A1C, USAF

Causes headaches after 5 minutes every time

Kits: 2. Hometown: Syracuse. Heard about us: SSgt X from my unit. Duties: Convoy/HumV patrol. Current Pads: MSA/Green/Glued/Original issued pads. Comments: With the original pads, the helmet does not sit right on my head and causes headaches after 5 minutes every time, without fail. SSgt X recommended these pads and said they worked great. A1C, USAF Kits:…

Airman Needs Upgraded Helmet Pads

Kits: 1. Hometown: Buffalo NY. Heard about us: Google search. Duties: Air Base Defense, FOB defense, transport security. Current Pads: 3/4″ pads, green, standard issue, glued. Comments: All of the small pads backings have come off and they don’t stick to the inside of my helmet anymore, i switched to a smaller helmet and the…

Air Force Medical Team Request

Kits: 9. Hometown: Lackland AFB. Heard about us: My Military Savings website. Duties: Forward Surgical Team. Current Pads: Standard issues ACH; nothing written on them (old/worn). Grey/black in color.. Comments: They are cumbersome to use, uncomfortable, and are not shock absorbent. Given OPSEC concerns, I cannot specify particular issues, but we would likely have more…