Tag Archive for oohrah

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…

Game-changing pads

Game-changing padsKits: 12. Hometown: Fort Worth, Texas. Heard about us: My senior enlisted leaders. Duties: infantry. Current Pads: stock DOD garbage. Comments: Hey man, a few years ago my Seniors got us these great new kevlar pads during my first deployment (OEF 10-2). Now it’s my turn to be a senior NCO, and I’d like…

Need something more comfortable

USMC Infantry

Kits: 1. Heard about us: Friend. Duties: Infantry. Current Pads: Gentex Corporation, Color: gray, Advanced Combat, Size: 3/4″. Comments: We work in the rain a lot here and the moisture is starting to deteriorate the pads I have. Looking to replace them with something more comfortable for the upcoming deployment since we can spend a…

A good officer helps his Marines

USMC Infantry

A good officer helps his MarinesKits: 18. Heard about us: Sniper in the platoon. Duties: infantry. Current Pads: grey, hard, uncomfortable. Comments: I am the platoon commander for [opsec]. My platoon recently received an issue of improved ECH kevlars. It is a big improvement mainly due to the smaller cut but the pads are not…

Current pads keep head too hot and hurt

USMC Infantry

Current pads keep head too hot and hurtKits: 1. Hometown: Virginia Beach,Va. Heard about us: Friend. Duties: Artillery. Current Pads: Gray ,velcro , not sewn. Comments: Give me head aches, pull out hair, wont stay secured to helmet, does not give a comfortable fit. LCpl, USMC Kits: 1. Heard about us: Service member. Duties: Radio…

Having problems with the current kevlar pads

Having problems with the current kevlar padsKits: 7. Hometown: BellBuckle TN. Heard about us: From another Marine in my plt. Duties: Security Forces/ Infantry rifleman. Current Pads: Gray pads. Say advanced combat. BPM1C1-12- D-B014.NSN 8470-01-546-9407. 9U425 LOT TW 3174-2. Glued seam. Soft fabric Feels very fragile.. Comments: Our job requires us to stand security for…

the helmet pads which are issued just don’t work

the helmet pads which are issued just don’t workKits: 20. Duties: Intelligence. Current Pads: advanced combat pad set, grey in color. Comments: the helmet pads which are issued just don’t work. They are extremely hard and inflict severe headaches. I luckily have never been involved in a blast, but I have some serious reservations about…

Very hard and uncomfortable to wear

Very hard and uncomfortable to wear Kits: 6. Hometown: Neodesha. Heard about us: friend. Duties: Infantry. Current Pads: Advance combat, color of pad is light grey, the seam is glued. Comments: Very hard and uncomfortable to wear at longer period of time. Also helmet is very heavy and doesn’t support NVGs. SGT, USMC