Tag Archive for Army

Uncomfortable Helmet

Kits: 9. Hometown: Austin, TX (Fort Hood). Heard about us: Google. Duties: Scout. Current Pads: Green issued pad. Comments: The pads that we’ve been issued are extremely uncomfortable, and we weren’t issued fresh ones at RFI so if I can get fresh ones for my entire squad that’d be awesome.. SGT, US Army. Kits: 2.…

Helmet hurts

Kits: 9. Duties: Convoy security, force protection patrols. Current Pads: GI issue pads, nsn, Foliage green, glued seam. Comments: My section is currently using the standard GI issue pads or sometimes the single black pad meant for a coms headset. In garrison we are a field artillery firing section utilizing 105mm light howitzers in either…

Army Requests

Kits: 1. Hometown: Winder. Heard about us: . Duties: Engineering. Current Pads: green. sewn seam. smooth texture. Comments: Old and worn out. stink even after being washed. SGT, US Army Kits: 150. Hometown: Georgia. Heard about us: internet. Duties: Engineering. Current Pads: army issued, green/grey, sewn seam, smooth texture. Comments: in need of new pads…

Request

Kits: 3. Hometown: WASHINGTON, D.C.. Heard about us: INTERNET. Duties: EOD TECH. Current Pads: STANDARD ARMY ISSUE/ GREEN-GREY/ FUZZY POLYESTER/ 2 MEDIUM SIZE KEVLARS & 1 LARGE. Comments: THE EOD TECHS OF TEAM x IN xxxTH EOD COMPANY GREATLY APPRECIATE YOUR SUPPORT.. SGT, US Army

Soldier’s reply

Dr. Meaders, thank you very much for such a quick reply to my request. I know that these new pads will be quite the blessing to me and my team. The issues with the current pads vary greatly from user to user but the one common issue that we all have is that they are…

Request

Kits: 5. Hometown: Indianapolis, Indiana. Heard about us: Friend, word of mouth. Duties: Infantry. Current Pads: Unit Pad, Crown, Size 6, W911QY-07-F-0051, NSN8470-01-546-9415, 9U425, LOT 0577-2 The pads are Loam Green in color, Glued, and have a Felt like texture. Comments: The current pads usually are ok however the seems come unglued after putting them…

Army Request

Kits: 16. Hometown: Mount Wolf, PA. Heard about us: Internet. Duties: Security Force Advise and Assist Team. Current Pads: Pad, Helmet, Advanced Combat, Gray, sewn seam. Comments: Some are too bulky and hard for some of the soldiers.. LTC, US Army

Latest news from the front line:

These are some of the latest emails from troops in Afghanistan. Combat effectiveness, performance and safety are all being degraded by the poorly engineered/produced helmet pads now being issued by the military. The cost would be minimal to issue every single warrior in Afghanistan with the more wearable, comfortable, protective helmet pads that we now…