Tag Archive for USMC

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:…

Lots of headaches and discomfort

USMC Infantry

Lots of headaches and discomfortKits: 60. Hometown: Farmington, IL. Heard about us: Fellow Co-Worker. Duties: Motor Transport support missions for the squadron. Current Pads: standard issued. Comments: Due to our op tempo, we do a lot of wearing of our Kevlar which brings on lots of headaches and discomfort. With these upgraded helmet pads my…

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…

Pressure points on different parts of your head

Kits: 4. Hometown: Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Heard about us: A friend in the unit.. Duties: Base Defense/Force Protection. Current Pads: Factory ACH pads. Comments: The factory ACH pads are too thick and then when you modify them, they breakdown after a while. The material used to fill the pads also don’t hold the shape well.…

THE PADS I HAVE ARE HORRIBLE!

Kits: 1. Hometown: ALHAMBRA, CA. Heard about us: PLATOON SGT. Duties: ARMOR. Current Pads: BASIC/GREY. Comments: THE PADS I HAVE ARE HORRIBLE! THEY ARE UNCOMFORTABLE AND IRRITATING . I HATE THEM. SGT, US Army Kits: 15. Heard about us: Friend. Duties: Infantry operations, convoys, dismounted patrols. Current Pads: Issued hard gray pads. Comments: The pads…

Current Pads Do Not Allow For Adjustment

USMC Infantry

Kits: 20. Hometown: Huntingdon, PA. Heard about us: Google. Duties: infantry operations both mounted on vehicles and dismounted. Current Pads: Issued grey pads, held in with hook and loop. Comments: The current pads we have do not allow for any adjustment to each Marine, some are too tight, some too loose. Many have purchased epic…