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Constantly adjust the pads to reduce headaches

Constantly adjust the pads to reduce headachesKits: 3. Hometown: Kalamazoo, Michigan. Heard about us: Friend. Duties: Combat Engineer; Demolitions, CIED. Current pads: PAD, HELMET, ADVANCED COMBAT SIZE. Gray, glued seam, felt texture. Comments: A guy in my platoon in 2011 had some pretty amazing kevlar pads that DID NOT give the wearer headaches, or the…

The pads cause headaches

The pads cause headachesKits: 35. Hometown: Plainville MA. Heard about us: Adjacent platoon received pads. Duties: Infantry, demolitions, counter IED. Current pads: Grey issued pads, smooth felt padding, glued seams. Comments: The pads cause headaches and require constant adjustment to prevent headaches. This means a lot of the Marines have to readjust before mounting night…

Hard as rocks

Hard as RocksKits: 32. Hometown: Bessemer City, NC. Heard about us: Battle buddy. Duties: Train/Advise/Assist. Current pads: Stock rock. Comments: The pads that come with our CIF issue hurt the scalp, cause headaches and never form to our heads! Because of the stiffness of the pads, the helmets sit high on most heads! SSgt, US…

The issued pads quickly tear and rip

The issued pads quickly tear and ripKits: 40. Hometown: Wynnewood. Heard about us: Friend. Duties: Infantry. Current Pads: The gray current pads with sewn seams. Comments: Current pads lead to helmet removal during training. This is dangerous and possibly life threatening. 2ndLt, USMC Kits: 1. Hometown: SELMA, AL. Heard about us: FACEBOOK. Duties: Infantry Squadleading.…

The pads turn to stone in the cold

USMC Infantry

The pads turn to stone in the coldKits: 30. Duties: Infantry. Current Pads: Issued. Comments: Issued pads increase possibility of head ache and more importantly brain injury in the event of fragmentation striking the surface of the Kevlar helmet. These pads help reduce that possibility. 2ndLT, USMC Kits: 35. Hometown: Cleveland, OH. Heard about us:…

Way too hard on our heads

USMC Infantry

Way too hard on our headsKits: 5. Hometown: Crystal City. Heard about us: Fellow Operators. Duties: Special Operations. Current Pads: stock junk ones. Comments: They are way too hard on our heads. SSgt, USMC