They give our soldiers headaches

Gov't Issue pads give our soldiers headaches

Kits: 90. Hometown: MARION, OHIO. Heard about us: PREVIOUS DEPLOYMENT. Duties: COMBAT PATROLS. Current pads: STANDARD ISSUE. Comments: I am the company commander of a [opsec] Company currently deployed to [opsec] Afghanistan. Back at FT Bragg we are only allowed to use the standard issue pads while jumping out of planes, because of this not many of my Paratroopers have any type of pads other than the standard issue. At our current location the weather is starting to dip into the 20s and my paratroopers often have their helmets on for hours and hours at a time. I received a set of these helmet pads on a previous deployment and I know how well they work in the cold. I would love to get these pads for all my Paratroopers conducting combat operations, but I know 90 is a large quantity. Any amount you can provide is appreciated. CPT, US Army

Kits: 31. Hometown: CLEVELAND, TN. Heard about us: Battle Buddy. Duties: Route Clearance. Current pads: Basic Army Issue. Comments: They are awful. They give our soldiers headaches and I always catch Joe Snuffy taking his ACH off while we’re out on mission. Which is a huge danger for dismounted Clearance operations. SGT, US Army

Kits: 6. Hometown: Mentor, Ohio. Heard about us: Google. Duties: Advising Afghan Police; re-establishing a FOB. Current pads: Grey-green pads issued with ECH. Comments: The issue pads don’t have any give in them at all, which results in no shock absorption and discomfort during wear. CPT, US Army