Doc Bob’s Blog

The unfiltered postings of a retired Navy Captain and Medical Doctor – fellow with the American Board of Preventative Medicine (Aerospace) and Ophthalmology and is certified with the American Board of Ophthalmology, the American College of Surgeons, and the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Born and raised in Glen Rose, Texas, Meaders received a bachelor of science degree from Southern Methodist University and his medical degree from the University of Texas’ Southwestern Medical School. Vietnam Veteran.

Looking for a better helmet pad option

Kits: 90. Hometown: Enterprise, Al. Heard about us: Google. Was looking up better options for issued pads.. Duties: Route Clearance, PSD, Convoy escort. Current pads: 3m ceradyne 52969. Foliage Green. Glued seam.. Comments: The issued pads are incredibly stiff. They barely compress. This is causing our personnel to have headaches every mission.. SFC, US Army…

SAME SONG, 99,000 VERSES LATER! WHY IN HELL WON’T THE MARINES FIX IT?

12/16/2020 Kits: 15. Hometown: Destin, Florida. Heard about us: Crusty old man. Duties: EOD SOF Enablers/ Humanitarian demining mission. Current pads: Grey IIF issue, some glued, some sewn, cheap nubuck like texture. Comments: Currently everyone in our small section who is assisting in the Humanitarian demining missing or supporting SOF operations abroad are experiencing discomfort…

Too tough, feel like bricks.

Kits: 4. Hometown: Bronx. Heard about us: Army. Duties: Civil Affairs Medic. Current pads: Glued. Comments: Need pads that last during airborne operations as well.. SSG, US Army Kits: 2. Duties: Medic. Current pads: Green issued. Comments: Too tough, feel like bricks. Top pad gets hot. CPT, US Army Kits: 1. Hometown: Clarksville. Heard about…

Helmets save lives…when worn (properly)

7/25/2020: The mortar section received our Oregon Aero pads early into our deployment, and everyone is very impressed with the quality of the pads. Compared to the standard pads in our IHPS helmets, these feel like pillows. The issued helmet pads are too firm and don’t contour to your head well. As a result, a…

And the hits just keep on coming …

Kits: 16. Hometown: Olympia WA. Heard about us: friend. Duties: intel collection. Current pads: standard army green pads. Comments: I am requesting these kits for the team that will be deploying with mine in tandem. They all have the issue helmet pads. These guys all hate their helmet pads. One guy put pads from a…