Tag Archive for Air Force

Pressure points on different parts of your head

Kits: 4. Hometown: Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Heard about us: A friend in the unit.. Duties: Base Defense/Force Protection. Current Pads: Factory ACH pads. Comments: The factory ACH pads are too thick and then when you modify them, they breakdown after a while. The material used to fill the pads also don’t hold the shape well.…

Overall urge to immediately remove the ACH due to pain

Kits: 16. Heard about us: Google. Duties: OTW construction, security, convoys. Current Pads: MSA 08/2007 1″. Green color, glued seam, fabric cover.. Comments: Significant headaches, “dimples” and red-marks from the pads, improper fit of the helmet, and for most, an overall urge to immediately remove the ACH due to pain. The existing pads provide about…

causing my head more pain than comfort

causing my head more pain than comfortKits: 2. Heard about us: other website. Duties: Infantry. Current Pads: MSA 3/4″ they are grey and they appear to be glued together. Very stiff, and very uncomfortable.. Comments: I have been looking for intuitive ways to boost the comfort of wearing my kevlar for years now. It wasn’t…

improve operational effectiveness

Improve operational effectiveness.Kits: 10. Hometown: St. Louis, Missouri. Heard about us: JTF Unit. Duties: Assault Landing Zone operations. Current Pads: USGI standard green bricks. Comments: We are a small team tasked with forward operations which necessitates wear of typical combat kit that the AF largely does not field. As such, the needs of the small…

Headaches overtime

Headaches overtimeKits: 1. Hometown: Rockledge, FL. Heard about us: 1SGT. Duties: Counter Threat operations (AFOSI OTW mission). Current Pads: Helmet advanced combat, grey. Comments: Thickness and firmness. Headaches overtime. MSgt, USAF   OTW – Outside The Wire

very uncomfortable and don’t quite fit

very uncomfortable and don’t quite fitKits: 3. Hometown: Yuba City. Heard about us: Google. Duties: Security. Current Pads: Advance Combat Size 3/4″ – Gentex Corporation Lot Number 2973-2. Velcro. Comments: The pads that we are currently using are very firm and worn out. They are very uncomfortable and don’t quite fit for everyone. Please let…

my pads are crumbling

my pads are crumblingKits: 1. Hometown: Chicago. Heard about us: Operation We Are Here. Duties: Afghanistan National Army Advisor. Current Pads: Foliage Green, Unit Pad Oblong, SPM1C1-07-C-F101, NSN 8470-01-506-6454, Cage 5M888 LOT 04. Comments: Both my pads are crumbling and my chin strap/harness are falling apart. If able, receiving a new chin strap and harness…