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Latest news from the front line:

These are some of the latest emails from troops in Afghanistan. Combat effectiveness, performance and safety are all being degraded by the poorly engineered/produced helmet pads now being issued by the military. The cost would be minimal to issue every single warrior in Afghanistan with the more wearable, comfortable, protective helmet pads that we now…

2010 Army Requests

31 Dec 2010: Duties: line medic. Current Pads: green and cloth like texture and sewn seams. Comments: army issue chin strap cause skin irritation; army issue pads are very uncomfortable wearing for extended time periods; deploying to war zone as line medic outside wire and need best pads possible; my parents are donating money to…

2009 Army Requests

29 Dec 2009: We came to Iraq with the old pads, most soldiers complained of headaches and other problems from our issued pads.  They were hard, uncomfortable, and fell apart fast after being cleaned a couple times.  I contacted operation helmet and received enough oregon aero pads for everyone in the platoon.   The difference was…

2009 Army Meetings

Non-answer from PEO Soldier when I forwarded email complaints (identifying data redacted) from Soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan and asked ‘what would you tell this trooper if they emailed you directly: “Bob, The Army’s position is that we will always test and challenge ourselves to ensure we provide the best products available to our Soldiers. Take…

2006 Army Requests

19 Nov 06 – I spoke to my son-in-law in Iraq. he says he is very satisfied with the Oregon Aero insert. he says it fits well, is soft and comfortable and is not too hot. the “Team Wendy” one always gave him a headache because it pressed against his temples. hope this helps. SPC…