Tag Archive for combat

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…

No budget to buy helmet pads

No budget to buy helmet padsKits: 75. Hometown: Autaugaville,AL. Heard about us: Friend. Duties: We will be QRF port security in Kuwait. Current Pads: Not sure of brand but they’re gray. The material attaches to Velcro. Comments: I’m the unit supply and I have been trying to purchase helmet pads through unit funds but they…

Helmet wear creates a lot of pressure … on the forehead

Helmet wear creates a lot of pressure … on the foreheadKits: 30. Hometown: Clare, MI. Heard about us: Google. Duties: Combat Engineer. Current Pads: Unit pad. Comments: We have been to NTC twice this year and have an upcoming deployment and extended wear of the helmet creates a lot of pressure, especially on the forehead.…

Hard pads cause headaches

Hard pads cause headachesKits: 2. Hometown: Los angeles. Heard about us: Blog. Duties: Convoy. Current Pads: Issued, grey. Comments: Hard pads, causes headaches while conducting extended convoy operations. Spc, US Army

The pads we use now are rocks

Rock padsKits: 25. Hometown: Austin, Texas. Heard about us: Airborne Infantrymen I went to a school with. Duties: D.A.R.T DOWNED AIRCRAFT RECOVERY TEAM. Current Pads: Grey rock hard pads NSN 8470-01-046-9407. Comments: The pads we use now are rocks. they give soldiers migraines and are awful to use for a long period of time. You…