I often catch my soldiers removing helmets for brief relief from pain

I often catch my soldiers removing helmets for brief relief from pain

Kits: 26. Hometown: Moore, OK. Heard about us: Google. Duties: Guardian Angel. Current pads: Solid black foam, 17 with an arrow in the center surrounded by 1-12. Comments: My unit is currently in Afghanistan. My soldiers and myself are required to wear our helmets constantly for mission. It could be a few hours or all day. We have a mix of current set ups we use. There are the old green felt pads, the new black hard foam, and a suspension system (made for a different helmet). These current pads cause headaches and general discomfort. I often catch my soldiers removing helmets for brief relief from pain. We all experience discomfort and would be more than thrilled to try a safer, more comfortable system. We will be in theatre for several more months and will get much use of the kits. The number of units requested is to supply my platoon, if possible. SSG, US Army

Kits: 6. Hometown: I am from Augusta, Georgia. My company is located in Memphis. Heard about us: Google. Duties: Route Clearance, QRF. Current pads: Standard issue from CIF, greenish grey color. Comments: We have roughly 60 Soldiers that leave the wire on a daily basis. I am the Senior Medic for my company. I am requesting specifically for my medics. Being in Route Clearance wearing a helmet with the headset for hours gets extremely uncomfortable. Repositioning pads to allow the headset to fit comfortably is a challenge, especially when it is cold and the pads harden. Thank you so much. SGT, US Army

Kits: 1. Hometown: Redding CA. Heard about us: Online. Duties: Light infantry aerial reaction force. Current pads: Standard issue. Comments: I have the old nods on my helmet and my kevlar is very heavy. I would like some new pads so the weight of my helmet doesnt give me migraines. PV2, US Army

Kits: 21. Hometown: Columbus, GA. Heard about us: Reddit/google. Duties: Training the afghan army to win their war. Current pads: Pad, Helmet, ACH. Comments: When we operate in the cold, we have to build a fire just to warm up the pads so they aren’t painfully pressing against our head. We wear the bare minimum of padding during our operations. One guy almost lost his helmet because he loosened the straps just to relieve the pressure during a convoy. Sergeant, US Army

Kits: 1. Hometown: Long Beach. Heard about us: Battle buddy. Duties: Infantry. Current pads: Issued pad. Comments: Current pads are causing major headaches, after helmet being worn for more than 30 minutes. I was looking for more comfortable pads and a battle buddy of mine recommended this site. Pfc, US Army