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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.…

2011 ECH

Enhanced Combat Helmet (ECH)To Be Available ‘Soon’. New date is perhaps May or June 2012?? There is light glimmering at the end of the tunnel but we’re not dancing for joy until we are certain it’s not another trainwreck in the long history of promises that have not come to pass. The company that makes…