Tag Archive for combat

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…

The pads are rock hard

USMC Infantry

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…