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The pads cause headaches

The pads cause headachesKits: 35. Hometown: Plainville MA. Heard about us: Adjacent platoon received pads. Duties: Infantry, demolitions, counter IED. Current pads: Grey issued pads, smooth felt padding, glued seams. Comments: The pads cause headaches and require constant adjustment to prevent headaches. This means a lot of the Marines have to readjust before mounting night…

New ECH but no helmet pads

New ECH but no helmet padsKits: 34. Hometown: Merrimack, NH. Heard about us: Friend from previous deployment. Duties: Explosive Ordnance Disposal. Current Pads: Currently don’t have any for new ECH. My unit was issued the helmets but they did not have any pads to give out. Comments: A fellow EOD tech from my previous unit…

THE PADS I HAVE ARE HORRIBLE!

Kits: 1. Hometown: ALHAMBRA, CA. Heard about us: PLATOON SGT. Duties: ARMOR. Current Pads: BASIC/GREY. Comments: THE PADS I HAVE ARE HORRIBLE! THEY ARE UNCOMFORTABLE AND IRRITATING . I HATE THEM. SGT, US Army Kits: 15. Heard about us: Friend. Duties: Infantry operations, convoys, dismounted patrols. Current Pads: Issued hard gray pads. Comments: The pads…

Discomfort, Hotspots, and Headaches

Kits: 20. Hometown: Vancouver WA. Heard about us: From Oregon Aero. Duties: Medevac. Current Pads: Initial Issue. Comments: Thank you so much for offering these replacement pads for deployed soldiers. The initial issue pads have caused discomfort, hotspots, and headaches for many of my soldiers. SSG, US Army Kits: 1. Hometown: Meade county. Heard about…

Situational Awareness Reduced by Discomfort

happy troops

Kits: 30. Hometown: Fort Bragg. Heard about us: Google/previous experience. Duties: Infantry. Current Pads: Team Wendy pads. Comments: Hello, We are currently using the team wendy/Ceradyne pads right now. Despite the Army’s push for better helmets (ECH) we all have the Team Wendy/Ceradyne pads that cause massive headaches and discomfort. Our current situation has us…

Headaches

USMC Infantry

Kits: 185. Hometown: Cypress, TX. Heard about us: Friend. Duties: Infantry. Current Pads: Advanced Combat, SPM1C1-12-D-B014. NSN 8470-01-546-9356. Grey. Comments: The current issued pads give Marines headaches after prolonged wear specifically they provide no give and act more like a vice than provide relief. Distractions are never good when your focus is needed everywhere. MSgt,…

something better on our heads would help

Kits: 34. Hometown: Vista. Heard about us: friend. Duties: going out the wire as a route clearance and dismount patroll. Current Pads: basic army issue. Comments: deployed to Afghanistan which sucks and most of the guys are getting headaches and tired of the basic issue pads we have we r a route clearance company and…