Tag Archive for combat

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…

Game-changing pads

Game-changing padsKits: 12. Hometown: Fort Worth, Texas. Heard about us: My senior enlisted leaders. Duties: infantry. Current Pads: stock DOD garbage. Comments: Hey man, a few years ago my Seniors got us these great new kevlar pads during my first deployment (OEF 10-2). Now it’s my turn to be a senior NCO, and I’d like…

Hurts my head

Hurts my headKits: 10. Hometown: Houston. Heard about us: on the net just looking around. Duties: Artillery. Current Pads: gray pads. Comments: Pads and chin strap hurt my head and that of my Soldiers.. SSG, US Army

Actually makes the Kevlar comfortable

Actually makes the Kevlar comfortableKits: 40. Hometown: Meadville, PA. Heard about us: A marine in another company. Duties: Infantry. Current Pads: Blue cif pads. Comments: The current pads provided by cif are giving marines head aches and pains during long operations with Kevlars on. A marine in a different company I know recently showed me…