Tag Archive for medic

GI pads give us headaches

GI pads give us headachesKits: 10. Hometown: Marinette, WI. Heard about us: Internet. Duties: Combat Medic. Current Pads: standard issue, no writing, green in color, glued, fake fleece texture. Comments: Heard that you guys sent out improved helmet pads. I would love to get some for my soldiers and I as wearing the ACH all…

Issued pads are uncomfortable

Issued pads are uncomfortableKits: 1. Hometown: New York. Heard about us: from a friend. Duties: Hospital Corpsman. Current Pads: gray foam pads that were issued with the Kevlar. Comments: Issued pads are uncomfortable, and do not hold form well. Retains sweats and heat making it impracticable for long movements. Issuing department refuses to replace or…

My issued pads fell apart

My issued pads fell apartKits: 1. Duties: Logistics. Current Pads: Foliage Green, issued. Comments: My issued pads fell apart, cannot get new ones without purchasing myself. CPT, US Army Kits: 2. Heard about us: google. Duties: medic. Current Pads: green felt like. Comments: Not sure what kind of pads, generally issued ones. SGT, US Army

They’re like wearing styrofoam on my head

They’re like wearing styrofoam on my headKits: 2. Hometown: White Pine, Tennessee. Heard about us: Word of mouth. Duties: 11C. Current Pads: Unit Pad, green, glued, stiff, & kinda rough. Comments: They’re like wearing styrofoam on my head. I liked the old black ones but can’t find anymore of them. SGT, US Army Kits: 1.…

Constant headache

Kits: 1. Duties: infantry. Current Pads: basic. Comments: Constant headache with my pads now. LCpl, USMC Kits: 2. Hometown: Fort Bragg, NC. Heard about us: Friend. Duties: Basic mission force protection. Current Pads: Army issue pads. Comments: I have difficulties with the original pads and using my hearing protection. It gives me a headache stuffing…

Current Pads: Standard Issue bricks

Kits: 1. Heard about us: Google. Duties: Combat Medic. Current Pads: Standard Issue bricks. Comments: After long wear during patrols, the headache and pressure points were horrible. Once the standard issue pads get soaked with sweat, they’re done. SGT, US Army Kits: 3. Hometown: Las Vegas. Heard about us: PA [Physician’s Assistant] . Duties: Evac…

New helmet pads please – Old ones fall apart

Kits: 2. Heard about us: Thru a deployed Battle Buddy. Duties: Maintenance. Current Pads: Old original issue. Comments: The pads get wet from sweat then fall apart when you wash them. SPC, US Army. Kits: 76. Hometown: Philadelphia, PA. Heard about us: Google. Duties: Battery Commander, Field Artillery. Current Pads: Issue, black, stick in pads..…

Navy Corpsman needs “one less pain”

Kits: 1. Hometown: Upland,CA. Heard about us: Online. Duties: Corpsman deployed with marine units. Current Pads: Standard CIF issued pads. Comments: The pads they standard issue us are dreadfully uncomfortable. It would be nice to have pads that actually CUSHIONS the helmet as it rests on your head, just one less pain while being in…