Tag Archive for Artillery

Pads are very uncomfortable and almost unbearable

Pads are very uncomfortable and almost unbearableKits: 1. Hometown: Pomona,Ca. Heard about us: Chain of command. Duties: Artillery. Current Pads: Pad helmet, advanced combat, grey, velcro. Comments: Being in an Artillery unit, we wear our kevlars almost 24/7 while training. Whether it be during our actual training or during convoys. The pads are very uncomfortable…

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…

The pads are hard and uncomfortable

The pads are hard and uncomfortableKits: 1. Hometown: Madison, WI. Heard about us: Friend. Duties: Artillery. Current Pads: Hard, Grey, Glued, Hard, Uncomfortable. Comments: My Marines take their kevlars off whenever they can be use the pads are hard and uncomfortable. With better pads we would have one less thing to worry about. SSgt, USMC…

Wearing Kevlar is extremely uncomfortable

Wearing Kevlar is extremely uncomfortableKits: 1. Hometown: Las Vegas, NV. Heard about us: Word of mouth. Duties: Artillery-EFSS. Current Pads: Grey CIF issued. Comments: Request one set of upgraded pads. Using the Expeditionary Fire Support System (EFSS, 120mm Mortars) we are required to use over-ear ear protection. It is almost impossible to use the ear…

gashes and blood on my head

gashes and blood on my headKits: 5. Hometown: Colorado Springs. Heard about us: Marine Friend. Duties: Artillery. Current Pads: Green, velcro, very stiff and worn down. Comments: I am currently deployed to [opsec] with my Army platoon at a Marine fob. A Marine pointed out that he could see gashes and blood on my head. I…