Tag Archive for combat

A burning sensation all around my head

A burning sensation all around my headKits: 1. Hometown: California. Heard about us: Battle buddy. Duties: Infantry. Current pads: Basic issue. Comments: Current pads are stiff. SSG, US Army Kits: 1. Hometown: Indianapolis/Noblesville, Indiana. Heard about us: Battle Buddy. Duties: Infantry/patrolling. Current pads: Grey sewn seam. Comments: The current pads I have tend to bring…

Issued pads suck

Issued pads suckKits: 6. Hometown: Hinesville, Ga. Heard about us: Cpl Michael [opsec]. Duties: Infantry. Current pads: Ceradyne Advanced Combat Pads. Comments: I am a Team Leader on an Advisor Team. We are tasked with going outside the wire to patrol the battle space. The six requested kits would outfit everyone in my truck. The…

Compression headaches

Kits: 10. Hometown: Redding California. Heard about us: Buddy. Duties: Infantry. Current pads: Standard issue. Comments: Many of my marines have complained to me about the issued pads and if I knew of any better ones. Until I used my buddies helmet I didn’t. Then he told me about this and I wanted to surprise…

The current pads end up feeling like bricks

The current pads end up feeling like bricksKits: 56. Hometown: Nevada. Heard about us: My Battalion Commander. Duties: Infantry/ Route clearance/ QRF. Current pads: Grey issued pads. Comments: The current pads we have get very hard after awhile of wearing them in the field and end up feeling like bricks. When we were doing cold…

Standard issue pads are garbage

Standard issue pads are garbage – uncomfortableKits: 40. Hometown: Quincy, MA. Heard about us: A friend that was in my last unit that got us the helmet pads. Duties: Light infantry. Current pads: Standard GI issued. Worn out, ripped, uncomfortable. Comments: Tons of our soldiers in my platoon have the standard issue helmet pads CIF…

current pads are old and worn out

Current pads we use are so old and worn out my soldiers were taking them out of there helmetsKits: 7. Hometown: Boise, ID. Heard about us: Friend from work. Duties: Infantry. Current pads: Gray ach pads from cif/rfi. Comments: The current pads we use are so old and worn out my soldiers were taking them…

Issued pads are extremely uncomfortable; often result in severe headaches

Issued pads are extremely uncomfortable; often result in severe headachesKits: 28. Duties: Infantry. Current pads: Gray issued. Comments: The pads we are currently issued are extremely uncomfortable, and often result in severe headaches.. SGT, US Army Kits: 33. Hometown: Soddy Daisy. Heard about us: Google. Duties: Guard Duty, ECP. Current pads: Green velcro CIF issued.…