Mark Meaders

2010 Marine Requests

31 Dec 2010: Duties: Infantry Current Pads: 3/4 BLU6 Comments: comfort/protection. LCpl, USMC. 29 Dec 2010: Duties: Infantry. Current Pads: MSA. Comments: Headaches. Cpl, USMC. 29 Dec 2010: Duties: infantry. Current Pads: standard grey pads. Comments: after extended use they harden from sweat and no longer are as useful.  Cpl, USMC. 24 Dec 2010:  Duties:…

2005-2010 Navy Requests

13 Dec 2010: Duties: Forward Observer (FO). Current Pads: None. Comments: Issued old style Kevlar helmet, no pads. CW3, US Navy. 29 Sep 2010: Duties: Infantry. Current Pads: Don’t know. Comments: Hello Dr. Meaders I hope you remember me, weeks ago you sent me 10 pads for my fellow corpsmen in my company, they received…

2009 Army Requests

29 Dec 2009: We came to Iraq with the old pads, most soldiers complained of headaches and other problems from our issued pads.  They were hard, uncomfortable, and fell apart fast after being cleaned a couple times.  I contacted operation helmet and received enough oregon aero pads for everyone in the platoon.   The difference was…

2009 Marine Requests

12 December 09: SOME OF THE BEST KEVLAR PADS I HAVE USED. EVERY MARINE SHOULD BE ISSUED ONE. 26 July, 2009: The Marines have finally listened to the words of wisdom from warriors!  The latest Request for Information from vendors includes the mandate that new pads being sought for both current and future helmets  must “(3) Provide…

2008 Army Requests

31 Dec 08:  Doc,these pads are the best……this was the best gift the guys have received so far! We still need some more pads if you can send them…..we have someone with a large head and the size 6 pads didn’t fit but if you could get size 4 that would be awesome. total number of…

2007 Marine Requests

14 May 2007 – I wanted to thank you very much for sending me the two Kevlar inserts. When my grandpa had told me that he had talked to you and that you had designed them yourself we got into a long conversation about how I hated the old equipment that the Marines for compared…

2006 Army Requests

19 Nov 06 – I spoke to my son-in-law in Iraq. he says he is very satisfied with the Oregon Aero insert. he says it fits well, is soft and comfortable and is not too hot. the “Team Wendy” one always gave him a headache because it pressed against his temples. hope this helps. SPC…

2006 USMC Requests

 10/18/06:      Notice to donors intending to send kits to individual Marines or for ‘Marine Only’ usage:Some units in Iraq tell us they are receiving the new Marine-issued helmet upgrades. Prior to donating for a helmet upgrade for ‘your’ Marine, please contact them via email or via www.Motomail.us to see if they need you to provide one through Operation…