US Navy

Helmet Upgrade Requests from Navy personnel – Sailors

Cheaper is not always better when troops take their helmets off to relieve pressure points and are suddenly confronted with IED’s, RPG’s, and other forms of deadly ambush. Aside from the personal tragedy of combat injuries and deaths, the financial cost is staggering, passing $2,500,000 for the lifetime care of a brain-damaged warrior. Cheaper? I don’t think so.

Seabees are back in the fray asking for our help in replacing the painful pads they are issued with those that have stood the test of time.

We’d appreciate help in keeping our shipmates performing their dangerous and sometimes deadly missions with more comfort as well as better protection.

the pads are old and worn out

the pads are old and worn outKits: 12. Hometown: San Diego. Heard about us: Friend. Duties: Infantry. Current Pads: GREY Pads with MSA logo. Comments: The helmets we have are MSA Half Shells. I’m not sure what the name is for them. The helmets are used so the pads are old and worn out. EOD2,…

begins to hurt my head after extended wear

begins to hurt my head after extended wearKits: 1. Hometown: Honolulu, HI. Heard about us: Google. Duties: infantry, medical support. Current Pads: none. sling suspension. Comments: The sling suspension begins to hurt my head after extended wear. My PASGT also obstructs my field of vision when in the prone position. HM3, USN

Our helmet pads have become worn out and very hard

Our helmet pads have become worn out and very hardKits: 20. Heard about us: when i was deployed. Duties: Infantry. Current Pads: army issued. Comments: i need the set for a platoon our helmet pads have become worn out and very hard. We would greatly appreciate the help thank you. SGT, US Army. Kits: 3.…

Bad helmet fit

Bad helmet fit6 Apr 2015:Kits: 4. Duties: anti terrorism force protection. Current Pads: grey hard pads that came with the helmets. Comments: Loose ill fitting pads that allow the helmets to bounce and move on our heads when taking hard hits. We are in eight to ten foot seas tied into our weapons for 12…

Issued pads are uncomfortable

Issued pads are uncomfortableKits: 1. Hometown: New York. Heard about us: from a friend. Duties: Hospital Corpsman. Current Pads: gray foam pads that were issued with the Kevlar. Comments: Issued pads are uncomfortable, and do not hold form well. Retains sweats and heat making it impracticable for long movements. Issuing department refuses to replace or…

The sling system gives me a huge headache

The sling system gives me a huge headacheKits: 1. Heard about us: google. Duties: shipboard duties. Current Pads: sling suspension. Comments: i need some padding for my PASGT. i don’t like how the sling allows the helmet to move while on my head and the chin strap is not very comfortable. and the sling system…

Navy Corpsman needs “one less pain”

Kits: 1. Hometown: Upland,CA. Heard about us: Online. Duties: Corpsman deployed with marine units. Current Pads: Standard CIF issued pads. Comments: The pads they standard issue us are dreadfully uncomfortable. It would be nice to have pads that actually CUSHIONS the helmet as it rests on your head, just one less pain while being in…

Senior Chief looking for comfortable helmet

Kits: 1. Hometown: Reading, PA. Heard about us: Online. Duties: Delivering troops to the battle field. Current Pads: Standard issue black kevlar helmet pads.. Comments: Thank you for your time and generosity! New comfortable pads would boost my morale 100%!. OSCS, USN