The pads are rock hard

The pads are rock hard

Kits: 55. Hometown: Twentynine Palms. Heard about us: Cpl F. Duties: SCOUT PLT, TOW PLT, HEAVY REFUEL SECTION, SECURITY TEAM. Current Pads: NSN 8470-01-546-9415/GRAY/GLUED/SOFT EXTERIOR, HARD. Comments: The helmet issued to us is heavy and the chin strap causes chafing but its something we deal with. The biggest issue are the pads, they are rock hard and become even harder with time and operations tempo. While operating in a training environment this helmet creates pressure point on your head and after time you have a overwhelming headache. This is a big issue especially if we are conducting training and this pressure and pain is distracting you from the current mission. As a leader it is part of my job to create a realistic training environment for my marines and this helmet issue is a never ending obstacle we endure every time we train. SGT, USMC