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The issued pads are uncomfortable and hard

The issued pads are uncomfortable and hardKits: 2. Hometown: Hamburg, PA. Heard about us: Friend. Duties: Infantry. Current Pads: Grey Marine Corps Issued pads.. Comments: For my job, we must wear Kevlar all night long in order to mount NVGs. The issued pads are uncomfortable and hard. When wearing Kevlar for several hours while patrolling,…

The issued pads in these … ECH’s are horrible

The issued pads in these … ECH’s are horribleKits: 4. Heard about us: Google Search on ECH. Duties: Tactical Intelligence. Current Pads: Pad, Helmet, Advanced Combat, NSN 8470-01-546-9407, Ceradyne 52969, Green cloth cover. Comments: My unit is getting ready to deploy and we just received the new Enhanced Combat Helmets. Upon trying on the helmets,…

Outside the wire

Outside the wireKits: 14. Hometown: Ft. Hood Texas. Heard about us: Previous Team. Duties: Human Intelligence Collector (HUMINT). Current Pads: PAD, HELMET ADVANCED COMBAT, CERADYNE 52969 SIZE 3/4. Comments: Hello, I just received information on your program and I was wondering what I would need to do in order to receive items from your program…

The pads are way to hard

The pads are way to hardKits: 70. Hometown: Holtville, California. Heard about us: First Sergeant. Duties: Engineer. Current Pads: velcro grey pads in the new ECH 3 in the front 3 in the rear and one in the bottom of the ECH. Comments: Thanks for your support. CSM, US Army Kits: 15. Hometown: Tacoma Washington.…

more functional and safe than the standard issue ones

more functional and safe than the standard issue onesKits: 20. Heard about us: First Sergeant. Duties: Personal Security Detachment (PSD). Current Pads: Standard Green Issued Pads. Comments: My Platoon will be deploying to RC-East later this year. We are a Combat Engineer Platoon attaching to our BDE’s Cavalry Squadron to conduct a PSD mission. As…

New helmet; same unwearable pads

New helmet; same unwearable padsNEW Enhanced Combat Helmet (ECH): better ballistic protection, same old unwearable helmet pads Troops are emailing us for the helmet pads we buy and send free, as their new ECH helmets have the same problems with ‘shrink-wrapped rocks’ for helmet pads. They tell us the headache from the new, larger helmet…

Security is what keeps us alive

Security is what keeps us aliveKits: 32. Duties: Infantry. Current Pads: NSN 8470-01-546-9407 Glued seam, gray. Comments: We wear our ECH every day for 12 plus hours at a time. They are causing my guys to have headaches and they are constantly adjusting there helmets. This is detracting a significant amount of attention from security.…