Tag Archive for airborne

They give our soldiers headaches

Gov’t Issue pads give our soldiers headachesKits: 90. Hometown: MARION, OHIO. Heard about us: PREVIOUS DEPLOYMENT. Duties: COMBAT PATROLS. Current pads: STANDARD ISSUE. Comments: I am the company commander of a [opsec] Company currently deployed to [opsec] Afghanistan. Back at FT Bragg we are only allowed to use the standard issue pads while jumping out…

Protect our Paratroopers!

Protect our Paratroopers!Kits: 4. Heard about us: Senior NCO at joint training.. Duties: Combat Medicine. Current Pads: ACH issue pads. Unit Pad -(Crown, Trapezoid, Oblong), Foliage/Sage Green. Glued Seam.. Comments: Treated several minor head/face injuries on drop zones and during other training. Individuals are loosening their helmet straps up because of the uncomfortable pads issued…

Another request for helmet pads (US Army)

Another request for helmet pads (US Army)Kits: 2. Hometown: New Braunfels, Texas. Heard about us: Google. Duties: Artillery. Current Pads: Issued. Comments: Mine pads are kinda thick. I think thinner is better. I also want them to cover the helmet screws so they pass a JMPI to jump in should I go to an airborne…

They’re like wearing styrofoam on my head

They’re like wearing styrofoam on my headKits: 2. Hometown: White Pine, Tennessee. Heard about us: Word of mouth. Duties: 11C. Current Pads: Unit Pad, green, glued, stiff, & kinda rough. Comments: They’re like wearing styrofoam on my head. I liked the old black ones but can’t find anymore of them. SGT, US Army Kits: 1.…

… standard issue and are uncomfortable

… standard issue and are uncomfortableKits: 4. Hometown: Houston. Heard about us: friend. Duties: Airborne infantry. Current Pads: Pad, Helmet, Advanced combat size SPM1C1-08-D-F006 3/4″ NSN 5470-01-546-9415 9U425 LOT TW0401-2. Comments: I recently got back from Afghanistan and would’ve killed for a better set of pads for me and my guys. The ones we have…

Army Aviators request upgrade kits

Kits: 10. Duties: Aviation flying outside FOB’s transporting troops. Current Pads: Gray issued pads. Comments: Pads wont stay in, and are extremly hard, so when having to wear helmet all day starts to give bad headache. SPC, US Army