Tag Archive for US Marines

Constantly adjust the pads to reduce headaches

Constantly adjust the pads to reduce headachesKits: 3. Hometown: Kalamazoo, Michigan. Heard about us: Friend. Duties: Combat Engineer; Demolitions, CIED. Current pads: PAD, HELMET, ADVANCED COMBAT SIZE. Gray, glued seam, felt texture. Comments: A guy in my platoon in 2011 had some pretty amazing kevlar pads that DID NOT give the wearer headaches, or the…

The pads cause headaches

The pads cause headachesKits: 35. Hometown: Plainville MA. Heard about us: Adjacent platoon received pads. Duties: Infantry, demolitions, counter IED. Current pads: Grey issued pads, smooth felt padding, glued seams. Comments: The pads cause headaches and require constant adjustment to prevent headaches. This means a lot of the Marines have to readjust before mounting night…

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.…