Tag Archive for Infantry

Issued pads are extremely uncomfortable; often result in severe headaches

Issued pads are extremely uncomfortable; often result in severe headachesKits: 28. Duties: Infantry. Current pads: Gray issued. Comments: The pads we are currently issued are extremely uncomfortable, and often result in severe headaches.. SGT, US Army Kits: 33. Hometown: Soddy Daisy. Heard about us: Google. Duties: Guard Duty, ECP. Current pads: Green velcro CIF issued.…

The current pads hurt our heads

The current pads hurt our headsKits: 300. Hometown: Los Angeles, Ca. Heard about us: Fellow 1stSgt. Duties: Foot patrols, mounted patrols. Current pads: BA851 Lot- TW 1325-2, gray, attached with Velcro. Comments: The current issues pads that we get are pretty hard and they do not form to the person head. I did notice that…

Migraines and pain after wearing their helmets

Kits: 120. Hometown: Watertown. Heard about us: Battle buddy. Duties: Patrols, QRF, Training Local Forces. Current pads: Standard issue foliage green pads. Comments: Headaches, become hard after short period of use. Im trying to outfit my company before we go down range, and if you guys could help us id really appreciate it. CPL, US Army…

Hard as rocks

Hard as RocksKits: 32. Hometown: Bessemer City, NC. Heard about us: Battle buddy. Duties: Train/Advise/Assist. Current pads: Stock rock. Comments: The pads that come with our CIF issue hurt the scalp, cause headaches and never form to our heads! Because of the stiffness of the pads, the helmets sit high on most heads! SSgt, US…

I can’t focus with a headache this intense

Kits: 4. Hometown: Camden, Michigan. Heard about us: Sniper buddy from [opsec] Marines. Current pads: Shrink Wrapped Rocks. Glued. Grey. Ones black. All the words are worn off.. Comments: My issued pads are starting to rub my hair out of my head but more so I get headaches and would almost rather risk getting hit/possibly…

you can barely think to yourself without the headache bothering you

you can barely think to yourself without the headache bothering youKits: 60. Hometown: Gilbert, AZ. Heard about us: Friend. Duties: Infantry Mortars. Current Pads: Standard issue gray advanced combat size 3/4”. Comments: With 60 Marines in our platoon and shooting mortars we constantly receive complaints about headaches due to having to wear kevlars at all…