Tag Archive for helmet kit request

Pain and discomfort

Kits: 9. Hometown: Statesboro, GA. Heard about us: Peer, coworker. Duties: Infantry, patrols, QRF, BDOC. Current Pads: Standard issue ACH pads. Comments: The biggest problems my squad faces with our current ACH pads are pain and discomfort. Which forces us to want to take our ACHs off at every opportunity. Also with our current pads…

Army issued pads are poorly built and fail under constant use

Army issued pads are poorly built and fail under constant useKits: 23. Heard about us: From a soldier in the out going unit we are ripping out with. Duties: Infantry/reconnaissance. Current Pads: The loan green standard issue pads. Comments: my plt recently got in theatre and the standard issue pads are causing repeated headaches and…

Protect my Soldiers

Protect my SoldiersKits: 35. Hometown: Fort Polk. Heard about us: NCO. Duties: Route Clearance. Current Pads: Pad, helmet, advanced combat, NSN 8470-01-546-9407, Ceradyne 52969, Grey, glued seam. Comments: My brigade is deploying to Iraq in the next couple of weeks. I am the [opsec] platoon that will be conducting route clearance in north/west region [opsec]…

Standard pads are a pain for constant wearing

Standard pads are a pain for constant wearingKits: 9. Hometown: Oconomowoc, Wisconsin. Heard about us: Friend. Duties: Infantry. Current Pads: Standard issue pads, grey, glued seam. Comments: Standard pads are a pain for constant wearing of the ECH. Uncomfortable on the SM head. Looking to try these pads out, another guy in our battalion was…

Overall urge to immediately remove the ACH due to pain

Kits: 16. Heard about us: Google. Duties: OTW construction, security, convoys. Current Pads: MSA 08/2007 1″. Green color, glued seam, fabric cover.. Comments: Significant headaches, “dimples” and red-marks from the pads, improper fit of the helmet, and for most, an overall urge to immediately remove the ACH due to pain. The existing pads provide about…

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,…

He ain’t heavy, he’s my brother

USMC Infantry

Kits: 2. Heard about us: Friend. Duties: Infantry. Current Pads: PAD, HELMET, ADVANCED COMBAT SPM1C1-12-D-B014. Comments: My brother and I are in the same unit and he gets headaches from the Kevlar pads he has now. Cpl, USMC

I had no idea there were upgrades

I had no idea there were upgradesKits: 6. Hometown: Houston, TX. Heard about us: Internet. Duties: Convoy, Artillery. Current Pads: Normal Army issue, grey. Comments: I had no idea there were upgrades that could make wearing your helmet more comfortable. We are currenty deployed to northern Iraq enabling ISF forces to fight for their country…