Tag Archive for combat

A good officer helps his Marines

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…

The pads are rock hard

The pads are rock hardKits: 55. Hometown: Twentynine Palms. Heard about us: Cpl F. Duties: SCOUT PLT, TOW PLT, HEAVY REFUEL SECTION, SECURITY TEAM. Current Pads: NSN 8470-01-546-9415/GRAY/GLUED/SOFT EXTERIOR, HARD. Comments: The helmet issued to us is heavy and the chin strap causes chafing but its something we deal with. The biggest issue are the…

Anything that will increase their ability to wear their helmets for longer periods will definitely increase survivability

Anything that will increase their ability to wear their helmets for longer periods will definitely increase survivabilityKits: 5. Hometown: Clarksville Tn. Heard about us: Friend. Duties: Infantry. Current Pads: Standard issue, gray ones. Comments: One of the other squads in my platoon requested pads. I’m an infantry squad leader and proper helmet wear is the…

the issued pads are not very comfortable

the issued pads are not very comfortableKits: 30. Duties: BN S4. Current Pads: Issued grey pads. Comments: My Advise and Assist team is currently deployed in Iraq. We convoy out a couple times a week to visit our Iraqi Army counterparts. Most of us on the team are officers and we have to cover down…

Navy EOD asking for help

Navy EOD asking for helpKits: 8. Heard about us: friend. Duties: EOD. Current Pads: gentex corp. advanced combat pad 3/4 in. M67854-11-0-3024. Comments: The helmets we have are marine corp light weight LGE. EOD3, USN

The pads we have now just fall apart after a month

The pads we have now just fall apart after a monthKits: 22. Hometown: Albertville, AL. Heard about us: friend. Duties: Route clearance. Current Pads: green. Comments: The pads we have now just fall apart after a month or so of wearing. SSG, US Army Kits: 1. Hometown: South Bend Indiana. Heard about us: Internet search.…

cause headaches and discomfort

cause headaches and discomfortKits: 1. Hometown: Prior Lake, MN. Heard about us: My Staff Sergeant. Duties: MEU. Current Pads: Standard issue Grey pads. Comments: Uncomfortable and go flat after a while. Pfc, USMC Kits: 1. Hometown: Los Angeles. Heard about us: My Ssgt. Duties: Radio operation. Current Pads: Standard issue. Comments: They’re really stiff and…

Current pads keep head too hot and hurt

Current pads keep head too hot and hurtKits: 1. Hometown: Virginia Beach,Va. Heard about us: Friend. Duties: Artillery. Current Pads: Gray ,velcro , not sewn. Comments: Give me head aches, pull out hair, wont stay secured to helmet, does not give a comfortable fit. LCpl, USMC Kits: 1. Heard about us: Service member. Duties: Radio…