Monthly Archives: December 2018

Prolonged discomfort throughout the day that immediately starts the second that you put the ECH on with the issued pads.

Prolonged discomfort throughout the day that immediately starts the second that you put the ECH on with the issued pads. Kits: 12. Hometown: Savannah Georgia. Heard about us: A buddy of mine that is in the unit that we are replacing downrange. Duties: Air mobile Artillery in support of Special Forces. Current pads: Issued. Comments:…

Just a minute while I try to adjust my brain bucket…don’t shoot!

12/18/18: Doc, We just received these helmets (and GI helmet pads) on our way out the door to Afghanistan. After the first couple missions, the Marines were complaining of headaches and migraines. Also, while operating, the Marines become OCD about constantly adjusting their Kevlar due to how uncomfortable the pads are. Trying to acquire better…

Current GI pads are too solid

Current GI pads are too solid Kits: 15. Hometown: Guyton. Heard about us: Battle buddy. Duties:Artillery. Current pads: Currently have standard issue pads, hard and solid…. Comments: The problem with the current GI pads are that they are too solid and squeezes Joe’s heads. During pre-mobility training my soldiers were complaining about the pads and…

A small distraction-induced error in calculation costs lives. Come ON, Army.

12/15/18: Heard about us: Battle buddy. Duties: Artillery. Current pads: Currently have standard issue pads, hard and solid…. Comments: The problem with the current GI pads are that they are too solid and squeezes Joe’s heads. During pre-mobe training my soldiers were complaining about the pads and how it gives them headaches, and I can’t afford…

Which is more important, your troops or your ego? MAKE CHANGES!

12/13/18: Duties: Infantry. Current pads: Grey issued pads. Comments: Operation resolute support:  the current pads we have are hard so they tend to give us headaches while we are out the wire. It makes the helmet loose no matter how tight you tighten it which than makes not only makes it unsafe by not staying on…

Current pads are so hard they give us headaches

Current pads are so hard they give us headaches Kits: 10. Hometown: Tucson. Heard about us: Google. Duties: Infantry. Current pads: army issue gray sewn seam. Comments: Very uncomfortable hard cheaply made. SPC, US Army Kits: 18. Hometown: Arizona. Heard about us: Google. Duties: Infantry.Current pads: Grey issued pads. Comments: Operation resolute support the current…

Pain is causing a lack of focus

Pain is causing a lack of focus Kits: 9. Hometown: Atlanta. Heard about us: Battle buddy. Duties: Artillery mission in support of Special Forces. Current pads: Grayish army basic issue. Comments: The current pads are causing unnecessary pain to my gun section as we process fire mission. To the extent that my soldiers are having…