Tag Archive for US Marines

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…

The issued pads quickly tear and rip

The issued pads quickly tear and ripKits: 40. Hometown: Wynnewood. Heard about us: Friend. Duties: Infantry. Current Pads: The gray current pads with sewn seams. Comments: Current pads lead to helmet removal during training. This is dangerous and possibly life threatening. 2ndLt, USMC Kits: 1. Hometown: SELMA, AL. Heard about us: FACEBOOK. Duties: Infantry Squadleading.…

Keeps in a lot of heat, doesn’t protect well against head injury

Keeps in a lot of heat, doesn’t protect well against head injuryKits: 8. Hometown: Hebron. Heard about us: Friend. Duties: Infantry. Current Pads: Advanced Combat. Comments: Current pads are overused, uncomfortable, and stiff. They also are not form fitting and Kevlar will not sit correctly on marines heads when in use. Lcpl, USMC Kits: 9.…

Your head will start to go numb

Your head will start to go numbKits: 11. Hometown: Londonderry NH. Heard about us: Scout sniper friend. Duties: Infantry deploying soon. Current Pads: Basic IIF issue pads that are grey/hard. Comments: My squad and I have always hated these helmet pads. After a while your head will start to go numb, especially if you have…

The pads turn to stone in the cold

USMC Infantry

The pads turn to stone in the coldKits: 30. Duties: Infantry. Current Pads: Issued. Comments: Issued pads increase possibility of head ache and more importantly brain injury in the event of fragmentation striking the surface of the Kevlar helmet. These pads help reduce that possibility. 2ndLT, USMC Kits: 35. Hometown: Cleveland, OH. Heard about us:…

Way too hard on our heads

USMC Infantry

Way too hard on our headsKits: 5. Hometown: Crystal City. Heard about us: Fellow Operators. Duties: Special Operations. Current Pads: stock junk ones. Comments: They are way too hard on our heads. SSgt, USMC

Major headaches and sore heads

USMC Infantry

Major headaches and sore headsKits: 10. Hometown: Montgomery. Heard about us: A friend. Duties: Infantry. Current Pads: Cif issued. Comments: The pads we currently have cause major headaches and sore heads. My marines were standing post last deployment and most will be going back to that. They all have complained of having to take their…