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Operation Helmet Founder to Testify Before Congress

Washington, DC - June 6, 2006 - Dr Bob Meaders, founder and president of, a 501(c)3 charity and team member of, will testify before the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces at the request of Rep Curt Weldon (PA-R) on Jun 15th, 2006 at 3pm ET.  Dr. Meaders will be providing expert testimony on the current helmet needs of our soldiers, sailors, airmen, and marines.  He will discuss the four major types of helmets in use in the military today and the effect of using a pad system vs. a suspension system.  Dr. Meaders will testify to the benefits of such an upgrade in making our troop's helmets more stable, comfortable, and protective.

About Operation Helmet
Operation Helmet is a
nonpartisan, charitable grassroots effort that provides helmet upgrade kits free of charge to U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan.  These
helmet upgrade kits consist of shock-absorbing pads and a new strap system.  Operation Helmet depends on tax-deductible donations.  For $75-$100, depending on the manufacturer, added safety and comfort can be provided for a trooper.  But donations of any amount are welcome.  The donation can be designated for a specific branch of the military, a particular unit or an individual trooper.  100% of donations go toward helmet kits.  There are no administrative costs deducted and the Operationís books are available for inspection by anyone who wants to see them.  To date, Operation Helmet has sent upgrade kits to over 7,000 troops. For more information, see  


Dr. Bob Meaders, President, Operation Helmet,
(936) 449-9706