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.

2014 US Navy Requests

1 Jul 2014: Kits: 6. Hometown: Staten Island NY. Heard about us: google. Duties: convoy. Current Pads: black sewn seam. Comments: n/a. PO2, USCG 21 Mar 2014: Kits: 1. Hometown: texas. Heard About us: friend. Duties: EOD tech in support of [deleted] Current Pads: MSA. Comments: friend has your pads and loves them. would love…

2013 Navy Requests

6 Oct 2013: Kits: 8. Hometown: Seaford, NY. Heard About us: Another PLT CDR. Duties: EOD. Current Pads: MSA, 1″, Gray. Comments: The current pads are stiff as a board. PLT members frequently describe that the pads do not form to the head and cause headaches and uncomfortable fit.  LTJG, USN. 27 Aug 2013: Kits:…

2012 Navy Requests

10 Dec 2012: Kits: 1. Heard About us: Senior Chief CORPSMAN. Duties: Direct interaction with civilian population. Foot Patrol, stability operations. Current Pads: Standard Helmet Padding. Comments: I feel my current pads accelerate my balding. But seriously, provides a stress point on the top of my head. LT, USN. 25 Nov 2012: Kits: 21. Hometown:…

2011 Navy Requests

6 Nov 2011: Duties: Hospital Corpsman. Current Pads: NSN. Comments: They give me a headache. they don’t completely cover the velcro so it presses into my forehead. HMC, USN. 20 Oct 2011: Hometown: OCEANSIDE, CA. Heard About us: INTERNET ARTICLE. Duties: RECONSTRUCTION. Current Pads: NONE. Comments: N/A.  LTJG, USN. 12 Oct 2011: Heard About us:…

2005-2010 Navy Requests

13 Dec 2010: Duties: Forward Observer (FO). Current Pads: None. Comments: Issued old style Kevlar helmet, no pads. CW3, US Navy. 29 Sep 2010: Duties: Infantry. Current Pads: Don’t know. Comments: Hello Dr. Meaders I hope you remember me, weeks ago you sent me 10 pads for my fellow corpsmen in my company, they received…