Mark Meaders

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:…

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…

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…

Pads falling apart, mold on the inside, cannot get replacements from supply

Pads falling apart, mold on the inside, cannot get replacements from supply Kits: 140. Heard about us: Platoon Commander from another Battalion. Duties: Artillery, Convoys, Provisional Infantry. Current pads: Issued IIF pads. Comments: Good Morning, I received your info from a fellow Platoon Commander who recently returned from deployment. I am currently serving as a…

My Soldiers really dislike the pads they were issued … painful for long convoys

My Soldiers really dislike the pads they were issued … painful for long convoys Kits: 15. Hometown: Detroit mi. Heard about us: From a fellow service member. Duties: Convoy operations artillery fire missions and qrf. Current pads: They are the issue grey pads with MSA written in them. Comments: I have Tbi from previous deployments…

Issued pads are VERY hard and cause migraines daily

Issued pads are VERY hard and cause migraines daily Kits: 15. Hometown: Boise Idaho. Heard about us: a friend. Duties: Special Operations. Current pads: MSR I believe. Most are worn out.. Comments: Our detachment is preparing to deploy to Syria. We are having problems with headaches and discomfort during prolonged wearing of the ACH with…

I hope to provide my Marines with the best gear I can

I hope to provide my Marines with the best gear I can Kits: 30. Hometown: Rural Hall, NC. Heard about us: [battle buddies]. Duties: Infantry. Current pads: Standard issue grey Marine Corps pads. Comments: Many of my Marines experience headaches during continuous operations. As the Platoon Sergeant I understand the importance of wearing full PPE…