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 Platoon Commander with a Battalion Landing Team that is set to deploy in the near future. I am requesting 140 kit for the Marines in my battery. As Artillerymen, we will routinely conduct convoy operations in our AOR, mounted and dismounted patrols, and artillery live fire. These kits will greatly enhance our ability to conduct long duration operations. Please feel free to reach out to me for any other information you may need. Added info: Sorry for the late reply. The most common problems reported by Marines is that the issued pads cause migraines due to now fitting properly, or that their Kevlar does not fit completely on their head as a result of the smaller helmet pads being too firm to form to an individual’s head. 1stLt, US Marines.
Kits: 5. Hometown: PA. Heard about us: friend. Duties: infantry. Current pads: unit pad, tan, glued together, stick to helmet with some sort of Velcro. Comments: falling apart, mold on the inside, can not get replacements from supply, don’t stay in helmet. lcpl, US Marines
Kits: 46. Hometown: Prescott, AZ. Heard about us: Outgoing Unit. Duties: Security Force Assistance Brigades. Current pads: Standard Army OCIE Issued. Comments: Hello, My name is SSG Robert … I am the Supply Sergeant for the unit that replaced the current unit at this location. They gave me the information to request a better helmet pad from this organization. We currently have 46 troops that continually travel between the FOB and various locations around the FOB. They are in KIT for extended periods of time. The more focused I can make them on mission and not worry about equipment being uncomfortable to wear the better. Thank you for your time & support. SSG, US Army
Kits: 1. Heard about us: Buddy. Duties: Chemical. Current pads: Issued Pads. Comments: Testing them out so I can recommend them to more people in my Unit. The ones now give me a headache. 1LT, US Army
Kits: 27. Hometown: . Heard about us: Previous requestor. Duties: infantry, convoy, mortars. Current pads: pad, helmet, advanced combat. grey. glued. felt. Comments: Stiffness that doesn’t form to our heads. Causes headaches. The glue seam doesn’t seem to last too long before it starts falling apart. Specialist, US Army
Kits: 2. Hometown: Attica oh. Heard about us: Battle buddy. Duties: Infantryman, deployment. Current pads: 1 set of standard issued. Comments: The pad that the army gave me itches and is starting to fall apart. PFC, US Army
Kits: 17. Hometown: Austin, TX. Heard about us: BLC. Duties: Downed Aircraft Recovery Team. Current pads: Original green army pads. Comments: I have used these pads before and they are a complete game changer. The original pads are like rocks on your head. I am trying to get these pads in support of our upcoming deployment and really appreciate the support. keep it up and ill keep spreading the word! SGT, US Army