Tag Archive for combat

Biggest complaint on the current pads is headaches

Kits: 28. Hometown: Minneapolis, MN. Heard about us: Friend. Duties: Light Combat Engineer. Current Pads: Army issued pads, PAD, Helmet , Advanced combat, Gray 3/4″. Comments: The biggest complaint on the current pads is headaches even after adjusting pad locations. Removing pads for bare minimum amount still discomfort, with this then chin strap issues not…

Headaches

Kits: 185. Hometown: Cypress, TX. Heard about us: Friend. Duties: Infantry. Current Pads: Advanced Combat, SPM1C1-12-D-B014. NSN 8470-01-546-9356. Grey. Comments: The current issued pads give Marines headaches after prolonged wear specifically they provide no give and act more like a vice than provide relief. Distractions are never good when your focus is needed everywhere. MSgt,…

He ain’t heavy, he’s my brother

Kits: 2. Heard about us: Friend. Duties: Infantry. Current Pads: PAD, HELMET, ADVANCED COMBAT SPM1C1-12-D-B014. Comments: My brother and I are in the same unit and he gets headaches from the Kevlar pads he has now. Cpl, USMC

something better on our heads would help

Kits: 34. Hometown: Vista. Heard about us: friend. Duties: going out the wire as a route clearance and dismount patroll. Current Pads: basic army issue. Comments: deployed to Afghanistan which sucks and most of the guys are getting headaches and tired of the basic issue pads we have we r a route clearance company and…

I had no idea there were upgrades

I had no idea there were upgradesKits: 6. Hometown: Houston, TX. Heard about us: Internet. Duties: Convoy, Artillery. Current Pads: Normal Army issue, grey. Comments: I had no idea there were upgrades that could make wearing your helmet more comfortable. We are currenty deployed to northern Iraq enabling ISF forces to fight for their country…

massive headaches

massive headachesKits: 3. Hometown: el paso. Heard about us: friend. Duties: infantry. Current Pads: advanced combat trapezoidal. green. glued. suede. Comments: they pinch my head and give massive headaches. theyre really hard and dig into your skull.. lcpl, USMC Kits: 70. Hometown: Chicago IL. Heard about us: Word of mouth. Duties: Infantry Vertical Assault Company,…

Pads are not comfortable

Kits: 2. Hometown: Sonora, Ca. Heard about us: An NCO. Duties: Train RTU, constant field exercises/ Maintenance. Current Pads: Issued, foliage green, NSN on large round pad: 8470-01-546-9415. Comments: The problem with the issued pads: – pressure can be felt from a single pad throughout the day eventually causing headaches – constantly having to adjust…

more comfortable pads

more comfortable padsKits: 2. Hometown: St. Louis, MO. Heard about us: Marine Corps Times. Duties: I am the [opsec] advisor to the Afghan National Army. [opsec]. Current Pads: PAD, HELMET, ADVANCED COMBAT, GREEN, Looks like a glued seam which attaches to the velcro in the helmet. Comments: No major difficulties in terms of saying that…