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Army issued pads are poorly built and fail under constant use

Army issued pads are poorly built and fail under constant useKits: 23. Heard about us: From a soldier in the out going unit we are ripping out with. Duties: Infantry/reconnaissance. Current Pads: The loan green standard issue pads. Comments: my plt recently got in theatre and the standard issue pads are causing repeated headaches and…

smell terrible after the first use

smell terrible after the first useKits: 5. Duties: Infantry mortar. Current Pads: US army standard issue pads.. Comments: The standard issue pads fall apart easily absorb sweat and smell terrible after the first use. Not only that they are stiff and with extended use give me headaches. Spc, US Army OpHelm note: if the pads…

Protect my Soldiers

Protect my SoldiersKits: 35. Hometown: Fort Polk. Heard about us: NCO. Duties: Route Clearance. Current Pads: Pad, helmet, advanced combat, NSN 8470-01-546-9407, Ceradyne 52969, Grey, glued seam. Comments: My brigade is deploying to Iraq in the next couple of weeks. I am the [opsec] platoon that will be conducting route clearance in north/west region [opsec]…

Standard pads are a pain for constant wearing

Standard pads are a pain for constant wearingKits: 9. Hometown: Oconomowoc, Wisconsin. Heard about us: Friend. Duties: Infantry. Current Pads: Standard issue pads, grey, glued seam. Comments: Standard pads are a pain for constant wearing of the ECH. Uncomfortable on the SM head. Looking to try these pads out, another guy in our battalion was…

Worn out, flat and uncomfortable

Worn out, flat and uncomfortableKits: 24. Hometown: poulsbo wa. Heard about us: brigade leaders. Duties: 19k. Current Pads: from basic. Comments: Hoping to get enough to cover my whole platoon, most of our guys are using the basic issue pads that are worn out, flat and uncomfortable. The old pads fit poorly and cause many…

New ECH but no helmet pads

New ECH but no helmet padsKits: 34. Hometown: Merrimack, NH. Heard about us: Friend from previous deployment. Duties: Explosive Ordnance Disposal. Current Pads: Currently don’t have any for new ECH. My unit was issued the helmets but they did not have any pads to give out. Comments: A fellow EOD tech from my previous unit…

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…

Amazing Pads

Amazing PadsKits: 30. Hometown: SEMINOLE, OK. Heard about us: YOU SENT ME SOME WHILE OVERSEAS WITH THE [opsec] RANGERS. Duties: TEAM LEADER. Current Pads: ARMY ISSUED. Comments: I AM REQUESTING PADS FOR MY PLATOON BECAUSE YOU GUYS SENT ME SOME AMAZING PADS LIKE 6 YEARS AGO WHILE I WAS ON A DEPLOYMENT. CPL, US Army…