Monthly Archives: April 2018

A burning sensation all around my head

A burning sensation all around my head Kits: 1. Hometown: California. Heard about us: Battle buddy. Duties: Infantry. Current pads: Basic issue. Comments: Current pads are stiff. SSG, US Army Kits: 1. Hometown: Indianapolis/Noblesville, Indiana. Heard about us: Battle Buddy. Duties: Infantry/patrolling. Current pads: Grey sewn seam. Comments: The current pads I have tend to…

Everybody begins to experience pain after just a few minutes of wear

everybody begins to experience pain after just a few minutes of wear Kits: 40. Hometown: Livingston, AL. Heard about us: Friend. Duties: Infantry. Current pads: Standard issue gray pads. Comments: We’re constantly in the field and everybody begins to experience pain after just a few minutes of wear. It’s hard to watch an entire platoon…

Issued pads suck

Issued pads suck Kits: 6. Hometown: Hinesville, Ga. Heard about us: Cpl Michael [opsec]. Duties: Infantry. Current pads: Ceradyne Advanced Combat Pads. Comments: I am a Team Leader on an Advisor Team. We are tasked with going outside the wire to patrol the battle space. The six requested kits would outfit everyone in my truck.…

Pain in the A__: perhaps AIR? Not likely

Thank you for your response.  That request for 140 pads is not for our entire company, but for three of our reinforced platoons which for our current mission-set are transported by MV-22 Ospreys and can be wearing their helmet in the aircraft for 4-5 hours before potentially inserting into a landing zone to begin their…

Compression headaches

Kits: 10. Hometown: Redding California. Heard about us: Buddy. Duties: Infantry. Current pads: Standard issue. Comments: Many of my marines have complained to me about the issued pads and if I knew of any better ones. Until I used my buddies helmet I didn’t. Then he told me about this and I wanted to surprise…

Current pads that we are using now are old, ripped and discolored

Kits: 114. Heard about us: BATTLE BUDDY. Duties: AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE. Current pads: ACH PADS. RIPPED. Comments: Current pads that we are using now are old, ripped and dis-colored. We have the same pads from our prior deployment. SGT, US Army Kits: 40. Heard about us: Buddy. Duties: Artillery. Current pads: Basic issue. Comments: We are…

Wake up, PEO SOLDIER

4/4/18: Hey, thank you for the reply. I don’t see how they receive no complaints. The issues pads are too hard and cause headaches with any mission over an hour. Soldiers have to take pads out just so the Kevlar fits. I represent an advisor team that is detached from our battalion. All of our…

The current pads end up feeling like bricks

The current pads end up feeling like bricks Kits: 56. Hometown: Nevada. Heard about us: My Battalion Commander. Duties: Infantry/ Route clearance/ QRF. Current pads: Grey issued pads. Comments: The current pads we have get very hard after awhile of wearing them in the field and end up feeling like bricks. When we were doing…