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the pads are hard

the pads are hardKits: 16. Heard about us: Squad Leader. Duties: Infantry/Security Forces. Current Pads: I believe we currently have the SkyDex pads. They have PAD, HELMET, ADVANCED COMBAT SIZE written on the back of them. They are grey cloth and are glued. Comments: The main issue that I have are in line with the…

Wearing Kevlar is extremely uncomfortable

Wearing Kevlar is extremely uncomfortableKits: 1. Hometown: Las Vegas, NV. Heard about us: Word of mouth. Duties: Artillery-EFSS. Current Pads: Grey CIF issued. Comments: Request one set of upgraded pads. Using the Expeditionary Fire Support System (EFSS, 120mm Mortars) we are required to use over-ear ear protection. It is almost impossible to use the ear…

15 minutes wearing helmet, I get headache & migraines

15 minutes of wearing helmet, I develop headache and migrainesKits: 5. Hometown: Fontana California. Heard about us: Friend. Duties: Convoy security. Current Pads: Grey issued pads. Comments: After 15 minutes of wearing helmet, I develop headache and migraines. and we are always wearing our ach [helmet] for our job. SPC, US Army

constant headaches caused directly by the pads

constant headaches caused directly by the padsKits: 11. Hometown: Dallas Texas. Heard about us: Google and AR15.com. Duties: Convoy, security, and maintanace. Current Pads: GI pads. PAD,HELMET,ADVANCED, COMBAT SIZE 3/4″ SPM1C1-08-C-B100. SM888 LOT 2. Comments: Will be the first deployment for many in our unit and I can see how much these GI pads are…

The current issued pads give me headaches

The current issued pads give me headaches Kits: 1. Hometown: Wilmington, NC. Heard about us: fellow soldier. Duties: Convoy/Brigade Engineer Driver. Current Pads: gray issued velcro pads. Comments: The current issued pads give me headaches when worn for more than an hour. On a weekly basis I drive the brigade engineer around [opsec] every other…

Pads are too large causing headaches and discomfort

Pads are too large causing headaches and discomfortKits: 1. Hometown: Houston, TX. Heard about us: Internet. Duties: Infantry/convoy/patrol. Current Pads: Issue/foliage green. Comments: Pads are too large causing headaches and discomfort. This is my fourth deployment and the issue still persists. Most of my day is spent wearing my helmet and I’d like to change…