Tag Archive for USMC

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

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

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

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…

the helmet literally will not buckle closed

Kits: 5. Hometown: Akron, OH. Heard about us: Google. Duties: Close Air Support (JTAC/TACP). Current Pads: Standard issue grey velcro pads, glued seam. Comments: First off, thank you for the work that you do! It’s definitely meeting a need. I was wondering if we could get some pads sent out to us. The ones that…

pads are very hard and give me a headache

pads are very hard and give me a headacheKits: 3. Hometown: Bakersfield. Heard about us: My teamleader. Duties: Infantry. Current Pads: Sh!t. Comments: urgent need them asap. LCpl, USMC Kits: 2. Hometown: Sandpoint, Idaho. Heard about us: Other Marines. Duties: Infantry. Current Pads: Grey Advanced Combat Pads. Comments: The pads I currently have are standard…

extreme headache

extreme headacheKits: 65. Heard about us: Google. Duties: Recovery, maintenance, convoy. Current Pads: Gray military issue, uncomfortable, hard headache causing. Comments: Wearing a combat helmet for more than an hour causes headaches, the pads start out comfortable but after about 10 minutes they begin to become uncomfortable. As maintenance we are required to wear our…

cause headaches and discomfort

cause headaches and discomfortKits: 1. Hometown: Prior Lake, MN. Heard about us: My Staff Sergeant. Duties: MEU. Current Pads: Standard issue Grey pads. Comments: Uncomfortable and go flat after a while. Pfc, USMC Kits: 1. Hometown: Los Angeles. Heard about us: My Ssgt. Duties: Radio operation. Current Pads: Standard issue. Comments: They’re really stiff and…