Monthly Archives: September 2016

Hurts my head

Hurts my headKits: 10. Hometown: Houston. Heard about us: on the net just looking around. Duties: Artillery. Current Pads: gray pads. Comments: Pads and chin strap hurt my head and that of my Soldiers.. SSG, US Army

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…

improve operational effectiveness

Improve operational effectiveness.Kits: 10. Hometown: St. Louis, Missouri. Heard about us: JTF Unit. Duties: Assault Landing Zone operations. Current Pads: USGI standard green bricks. Comments: We are a small team tasked with forward operations which necessitates wear of typical combat kit that the AF largely does not field. As such, the needs of the small…

Why our warriors have to ask for help or else buy their own combat equipment

9/15/2016: “Dr. Meaders, Our leadership has been informed that we are fielding unsuitable equipment, but due to the tight fiscal considerations and inexplicable racking and stacking of purchase requests resulting in new office furniture over deployable assets, in the past the requests have fallen on deaf ears. We have recently had a rather large change in…

ACH had rock hard pads

Kits: 1. Hometown: Opelika, AL. Heard about us: Online. Duties: See Comments. Current Pads: Old Leather and web suspension. Comments: I am AD USAF and do not have a currently projected deployment. My last deployment to Kandahar I was issued the ACH but had rock hard pads that I could not wear more than 15…

Marines complaining of headaches and the helmets not fitting right

USMC Infantry

Kits: 50. Hometown: Glide, OR. Heard about us: friend. Duties: Infantry. Current Pads: gray pads, nsn 8470-01-546-9407. Comments: Most of us just got brand new ECHs and pads from IIF. People have already been complaining of headaches and the helmets not fitting right. Capt, USMC

Ten days worth of requests from the Army

Army helmet upgrade requestsKits: 141. Hometown: Fort Knox, KY. Duties: Route Clearance(look for IEDs). Current Pads: standard issue grey combat helmet pads. Comments: No huge issues as of now. Just attempting to get Soldiers better products to minimize the possibility of TBI if an IED goes off on their vehicle. SFC, US Army Kits: 40.…