Monthly Archives: September 2015

Wishing a Happy Birthday to …

Wishing a Happy Birthday to … Doc Bob Meaders’ birthday is today. In lieu of gifts for a guy who has everything, consider a gift to our troops by way of a donation to Operation-Helmet.org.

Current pads offer minimal protection when just slightly worn

Current pads offer minimal protection when just slightly worn Kits: 2. Hometown: Philadelphia. Heard about us: Coworker. Duties: Infantry. Current Pads: Pads, helmet, advanced combat – NSN 8470-01-546-9407 ), grey, glued seam. Comments: Constant use wears out issued pads faster than we can replace them. Current pads offer minimal protection when just slightly worn. SSG,…

need new helmet pads

need new helmet pads Kits: 1. Hometown: Orlando,FL. Heard about us: friend in other unit. Duties: infantry. Current Pads: issued pads. Comments: need new helmet pads. E-4, USMC

Marines need better head protection

I am an infantry officer and fully appreciate the need for better pads. I see my Marines taking their hands off their weapons and playing with their kevlars all the time, and the first chance they get to pop tops, they take it. I also noticed on your homepage a plea to have people speak…

constant headaches caused directly by the pads

constant headaches caused directly by the pads Kits: 11. Hometown: Dallas Texas. Heard about us: Google and AR15.com. Duties: Convoy, security, and maintanace. Current Pads: GI pads. PAD,HELMET,ADVANCED, COMBAT SIZE 3/4″ SPM1C1-08-C-B100. SM888 LOT 2. Comments: Will be the first deployment for many in our unit and I can see how much these GI pads…

the helmet pads which are issued just don’t work

the helmet pads which are issued just don’t work Kits: 20. Duties: Intelligence. Current Pads: advanced combat pad set, grey in color. Comments: the helmet pads which are issued just don’t work. They are extremely hard and inflict severe headaches. I luckily have never been involved in a blast, but I have some serious reservations…

Help get us home a little safer

Help get us home a little safer Kits: 1. Hometown: Chesapeake, VA. Heard about us: Google. Duties: Repairing Comms towers and fiber links between FOBs. Current Pads: standard issue, foliage green. Comments: Thanks for all that yall do to help get us home a little safer. SFC, US Army

more functional and safe than the standard issue ones

more functional and safe than the standard issue ones Kits: 20. Heard about us: First Sergeant. Duties: Personal Security Detachment (PSD). Current Pads: Standard Green Issued Pads. Comments: My Platoon will be deploying to RC-East later this year. We are a Combat Engineer Platoon attaching to our BDE’s Cavalry Squadron to conduct a PSD mission.…