Tag Archive for US Marines

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…

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…

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…