Tag Archive for combat

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

USMC Infantry

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…

improve operational effectiveness

Improve operational effectiveness.Kits: 10. Hometown: St. Louis, Missouri. Heard about us: JTF Unit. Duties: Assault Landing Zone operations. Current Pads: USGI standard green bricks. Comments: We are a small team tasked with forward operations which necessitates wear of typical combat kit that the AF largely does not field. As such, the needs of the small…

The issued pads are extremely hard and uncomfortable

The issued pads are extremely hard and uncomfortableKits: 1. Hometown: Springfield VA. Heard about us: friend. Duties: infantry. Current Pads: Ceradyne, grey, hard. Comments: The issued pads are extremely hard and uncomfortable to wear, and causes our helmets to not fit properly. Wearing a helmet with the issued pads for longs periods of time causes…

A good officer helps his Marines

USMC Infantry

A good officer helps his MarinesKits: 18. Heard about us: Sniper in the platoon. Duties: infantry. Current Pads: grey, hard, uncomfortable. Comments: I am the platoon commander for [opsec]. My platoon recently received an issue of improved ECH kevlars. It is a big improvement mainly due to the smaller cut but the pads are not…