Monthly Archives: May 2016

cause headaches and discomfort

USMC Infantry

cause headaches and discomfort Kits: 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…

Uncomfortable, constant irritant.

Uncomfortable, constant irritant. Kits: 8. Hometown: Indianapolis, IN. Heard about us: Team Chief. Duties: EOD. Current Pads: Pad, Helmet, Advanced Combat. Grey. Comments: Uncomfortable, constant irritant. Not ideal for helmet weight. PO3, USN

Current pads keep head too hot and hurt

USMC Infantry

Current pads keep head too hot and hurt Kits: 1. Hometown: Virginia Beach,Va. Heard about us: Friend. Duties: Artillery. Current Pads: Gray ,velcro , not sewn. Comments: Give me head aches, pull out hair, wont stay secured to helmet, does not give a comfortable fit. LCpl, USMC Kits: 1. Heard about us: Service member. Duties:…

Ever since we got the upgrade kit, wearing my ACH for long periods of time is the least of my worries

Ever since we got the upgrade kit, wearing my ACH for long periods of time is the least of my worries Kits: 35. Hometown: Clarksville. Heard about us: Last deployment in 2014. Duties: Route clearance. Current Pads: Upgrade kit. Comments: Before I got the upgrade kit 2 years ago on my last deployment I would…

Making helmets fit better

Remember that fine-tuning helmet fit is by varying the size of the helmet shell, not by the thickness of helmet pads. All such pads should be a minimum of 3/4″ thick to protect from impact forces as well as to decrease the impact of bullet strikes. 

New Enhanced Combat Helmet, same old foolish helmet pads

4/18/2016:  Heard about us: Another SSgt that you supported before. Duties: EOD work, TRAP response (Tactical Recovery of Aircraft and Personnel). Current Pads: Gentex made pad, grey color, glued seam, 3/4 inch thick hard pad. Comments: My fellow EOD Techs and I are currently deployed in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. Where we are involved and…

The issued pads are uncomfortable and hard

The issued pads are uncomfortable and hard Kits: 2. Hometown: Hamburg, PA. Heard about us: Friend. Duties: Infantry. Current Pads: Grey Marine Corps Issued pads.. Comments: For my job, we must wear Kevlar all night long in order to mount NVGs. The issued pads are uncomfortable and hard. When wearing Kevlar for several hours while…