Major headaches and sore heads

Major headaches and sore heads

Kits: 10. Hometown: Montgomery. Heard about us: A friend. Duties: Infantry. Current Pads: Cif issued. Comments: The pads we currently have cause major headaches and sore heads. My marines were standing post last deployment and most will be going back to that. They all have complained of having to take their helmets off while on post which we all know isn’t safe or what you are supposed to-do while standing. I’m trying to get a few marines of these for the marines so I can take to our company commander and show they are better and hopefully get purchased for our whole company. Sgt, USMC

Kits: 190. Hometown: Lincoln, Nebraska. Heard about us: Fellow officer in the battalion. Your pads are a night and day difference. Make wearing kevlar with NVGs for eight hours bearable. Duties: Deploying on [opsec], conducting patrolling operations [opsec]. Current Pads: Issued gray pads. Stiff, uncomfortable, fail to break-in and conform to the individuals head.. Comments: I apologize I could not articulate in the above line about the “current pads.” I was lucky enough to receive a pair of your pads that a fellow officer ordered for his platoon. The difference is night and day. With the issued Kevlar pads from the Marine Corps, clearly the inferior quality pads that are stiff and uncomfortable. There is always a degree of discomfort in full kit and Kevlar helmet, but add hours of continuous wear along with the weight of NVGs at night, the current pads fail to alleviate the pain, but rather, enhance it. The Oregon Aero pads are the opposite. They are durable, comfortable, and help conform to your head. I want everyone who wear a Kevlar helmet to wear these pads. Not one person I have talked to has given Oregon Aero pads a negative review. Thank you for what you are doing. It is humbling to see individuals and organizations that provide such unselfish support and services. 1stLt, USMC

Kits: 5. Hometown: Orem, UT. Heard about us: Friend. Duties: Infantry. Current Pads: Currently have ACH pads. Grey with glued seam. ACH, Ceradyne, size and numbers are written on the pads. Comments: Current pads are very hard and uncomfortable. They cause headaches and bruises after being worn for a short period of time. Along with that, they wear out very easily. I used these pads on my most recent deployment and I refuse to use my current pads for my next. CPL, USMC

Kits: 19. Duties: Engineering operations. Current Pads: Standard issue. Comments: Head pain, discomfort and ill fitting helmets. LCpl, USMC

Kits: 1. Hometown: Sault Ste. Marie MI. Heard about us: Friend. Duties: Infantry. Current Pads: issued grey pad with glued seams felt. Comments: The pads I have cause Horrible hedaches that made deployment rough as fuck. the issued pads really effect situational awareness which is a big no no so these new pads I hope they can fix my issue. LCpl, USMC