Tag Archive for US Marines

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…

Actually makes the Kevlar comfortable

USMC Infantry

Actually makes the Kevlar comfortableKits: 40. Hometown: Meadville, PA. Heard about us: A marine in another company. Duties: Infantry. Current Pads: Blue cif pads. Comments: The current pads provided by cif are giving marines head aches and pains during long operations with Kevlars on. A marine in a different company I know recently showed me…

The pads that are issued are awful

USMC Infantry

The pads that are issued are awfulKits: 40. Heard about us: Friend. Duties: MEU. Current Pads: Grey Standard Issue. Comments: Trying to get my Platoon new pads and heard this was the place to go. The pads that are issued are awful. Thanks for the help!. 1stLT, USMC Kits: 1. Hometown: Reading. Heard about us:…

The issued pads are extremely hard and uncomfortable

The issued pads are extremely hard and uncomfortableKits: 1. Hometown: Springfield VA. Heard about us: friend. Duties: infantry. Current Pads: Ceradyne, grey, hard. Comments: The issued pads are extremely hard and uncomfortable to wear, and causes our helmets to not fit properly. Wearing a helmet with the issued pads for longs periods of time causes…

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…

The pads are rock hard

USMC Infantry

The pads are rock hardKits: 55. Hometown: Twentynine Palms. Heard about us: Cpl F. Duties: SCOUT PLT, TOW PLT, HEAVY REFUEL SECTION, SECURITY TEAM. Current Pads: NSN 8470-01-546-9415/GRAY/GLUED/SOFT EXTERIOR, HARD. Comments: The helmet issued to us is heavy and the chin strap causes chafing but its something we deal with. The biggest issue are the…