Monthly Archives: July 2018

They have turned into bricks that are constantly giving my guys headaches.

They have turned into bricks that are constantly giving my guys headaches. Kits: 12. Hometown: Selmer, TN. Heard about us: battle buddy. Duties: Cavalry scout. Current pads: basic issue. Comments: A lot of my joe’s, self included, have had the issued pads for a long time. They have turned into bricks that are constantly giving…

Distraction = Death

Kits: 1. Hometown: Pennsylvania. Heard about us: Buddy. Duties: OPSEC. Current pads: COF issue. Comments: Issue pads give me headaches. CPT, US Army Follow up note: 7/21/18: Sir, I greatly appreciate your quick response to my inquiry as well as you running this amazing program.  Regarding your statement about how the issue pads affect mission performance and safety;…

Grey Shrink Wrapped Gravel, with a tacky glued outer seam that only gets worse in the humidity and heat.

Grey Shrink Wrapped Gravel, with a tacky glued outer seam that only gets worse in the humidity and heat. Kits: 40. Hometown: Most from Nebraska, California, Oregon, Washington, and Texas. We’re all Americans ready to get our jobs done right the first time. Heard about us: Website, and recommendations through Oregon Aero. Duties: Reconnaissance. Current…

Why the bloody HELL can’t the military/congress get their act together to save lives?

7/8/2018:. Duties: Infantry. Current pads: gray velcro pads. Comments: We are an Infantry unit and our job requires intense training and even more work when it comes to missions. The section sergeant (myself) and the platoon sergeant and another E-5 have had the same helmet pads since before our 09-10 deployment. Our 3 brand new…

Its difficult to properly fit a helmet to a troop’s head, and when we get it right, it almost always creates headaches.

Its difficult to properly fit a helmet to a troop’s head, and when we get it right, it almost always creates headaches. Kits: 1. Hometown: Los Ángeles CA. Heard about us: Other website. Duties: Convoy. Current pads: The standard issue pads. Comments: They are stiff and get stiffer over time that’s sometimes causes headaches .…