Monthly Archives: March 2018

How can we help them if we can’t help ourselves?

3/30/18:  Duties: Training the afghan army to win their war. Current pads: Pad, Helmet, ACH. Comments: When we operate in the cold, we have to build a fire just to warm up the pads so they aren’t painfully pressing against our head. We wear the bare minimum of padding during our operations. One guy almost lost…

I’ve worn my pads for four years – and they were used by others before me…

I’ve worn my pads for four years – and they were used by others before me… Kits: 25. Hometown: Hico, Texas. Heard about us: Battle Buddy. Duties: 0311 Infantry. Current pads: The pads I have is CIF issued. They are ripping and greenish color. I can not read what’s on them. Comments: I have had…

The “pads” the army issues us might as well be concrete

The crap the Army issues us might as well be concrete Kits: 130. Hometown: Grove City, MN. Heard about us: One of the Squad Leaders in my company told me about it. Duties: Infantry company on a Rotational deployment, all Infantry tasks. Current pads: issued, sage in color. Comments: Hard to configure for proper helmet…

Cheap is NOT less expensive: in lost lives and futures!

3/18/18: Yes I have expressed these issues with higher ups ever since I was a private in the Army. Nothing has changed and I’ve found myself having to pay out of pocket for upgraded pads just to feel comfort while wearing my ACH. It seems as though the Army just wants the cheapest product so…

Helmet pads don’t fit correctly, are uncomfortable, and make helmet unbalanced

Helmet pads don’t fit correctly, are uncomfortable, and make helmet unbalanced Kits: 15. Hometown: Fort campbell. Heard about us: Friend. Duties: Convoy, maintenance, support. Current pads: Standard issue. Comments: My soldiers have issues with the pads not fitting correctly, being uncomfortable, or sitting too high on their heads for good balance. 1LT, US Army Kits:…

We have the worst Kevlar pads … super uncomfortable

We have the worst Kevlar pads … super uncomfortable Kits: 46. Hometown: Asheville North Carolina. Heard about us: Heard of you guys from a fellow Marine who has the pads in his Kevlar. Duties: Counter mobility, mobility, and survivability. Current pads: Grey pads that were issued. Comments: The current pads are giving us headaches and…