Monthly Archives: January 2018

The issued pads are a horrible combination with our communication headsets

The issued pads are a horrible combination with our communication headsets Kits: 22. Hometown: Holtville, CA. Heard about us: Researching for a better alternative to our current pads.. Duties: We are the new Army unit dedicated to advise and assist Afghan National Army and Police Force in order to gain ground against enemy forces. Current…

Current pads cause headaches and inflammation making Soldiers remove the helmet for relief

The current pads cause headaches and inflammation to the forehead making Soldiers remove the helmet for relief Kits: 24. Hometown: Lake Placid, Fl. Heard about us: AKO. Duties: Combat Field Artillery. Current pads: Gray, hard and falling apart 3/4 inch. Comments: [opsec deleted] The Soldiers are so excited ever since I told them about your…

Constantly adjust the pads to reduce headaches

Constantly adjust the pads to reduce headaches Kits: 3. Hometown: Kalamazoo, Michigan. Heard about us: Friend. Duties: Combat Engineer; Demolitions, CIED. Current pads: PAD, HELMET, ADVANCED COMBAT SIZE. Gray, glued seam, felt texture. Comments: A guy in my platoon in 2011 had some pretty amazing kevlar pads that DID NOT give the wearer headaches, or…

Deadly Distraction

1/18/18: Duties: IED Sweeping, Airfield Damage Repair, Security, Patrols. Current pads: Standard issue, Team Wendy Pads. Comments: While training for the Special MAGTF my Marines often have pain from the standard issue pads after wearing their helmets for long amounts of time. When my Marines should be concentrating on detecting IEDs at the front of a…

Heading overseas

Heading overseas Kits: 30. Hometown: Greenville sc. Heard about us: Google. Duties: Infantry. Current pads: Issued pads. Comments: We are going to ntc [national training center] and the possibility of going to Korea. Sgt, US Army

Helmet Pads causing problems in the field

1/13/187: The current cif issued pads are terrible. They  are way too thick and not soft. It would be great to get me and my platoon some more pads that work better. Helmets can be an issue in the field. They constantly are uncomfortable. We need something better. It would improve our proficiency and overall well…

current pads are old and worn out

Current pads we use are so old and worn out my soldiers were taking them out of there helmets Kits: 7. Hometown: Boise, ID. Heard about us: Friend from work. Duties: Infantry. Current pads: Gray ach pads from cif/rfi. Comments: The current pads we use are so old and worn out my soldiers were taking…

I keep taking my helmet off: danger!

1/1/18:HQ Element for an infantry battalion: QRF, security, presence patrols, tactical convoys. Current pads: Issued gray 3/4″ Ceradyne pads. Comments: My battalion is leaving for Afghanistan next month. Personally, I have never been able to get my ACH to fit well with the issue pads, and I have suffered recurring headaches, hotspots, and discomfort after…