Tag Archive for impact

2013 Army Requests

29 Dec 2013: Kits: 1. Hometown: Ypsilanti, MI. Heard About us: mymilitarysavings.com. Duties: Guard Duty/Network Operations. Current Pads: Grey, normal seam?, stiff. Comments: my current pads do not conform to my head correctly, and I often find myself pushing my helmet up. I have tried many different positions for the pads but they just dont…

2013 Marine Requests

17 Dec 2013: Kits: 50. Duties: INFANTRY. Current Pads: NSN. Comments: UNCOMFORTABLE FIT AND POOR QUALITY. 1st Lt, USMC. 13 Dec 2013: Kits: 50. Heard About us: other platoons. Duties: Infantry. Current Pads: Team Wendy (grey. Comments: Current pads create uncomfortable pressure points. Marines tend to remove pads and take their helmets off more often. …

2013 Navy Requests

6 Oct 2013: Kits: 8. Hometown: Seaford, NY. Heard About us: Another PLT CDR. Duties: EOD. Current Pads: MSA, 1″, Gray. Comments: The current pads are stiff as a board. PLT members frequently describe that the pads do not form to the head and cause headaches and uncomfortable fit.  LTJG, USN. 27 Aug 2013: Kits:…

2012 Army Requests

29 Dec 2012: Kits: 1. Heard About us: THROUGH THE MAIN WEB PAGE FOR SHINDAND. Duties: FIELD MEDIC. Current Pads: GREY,SMOOTH. Comments: THEY DO NOT FIT PROPERLY TO MY HEAD AND THEY CAUSE MY HELMET SIT BE UNCOMFORTABLE. SPC, US Army. 28 Dec 2012: Kits: 2.  Heard About us: Higher Ups. Duties: Recon & Survaillance.…

2012 Navy Requests

10 Dec 2012: Kits: 1. Heard About us: Senior Chief CORPSMAN. Duties: Direct interaction with civilian population. Foot Patrol, stability operations. Current Pads: Standard Helmet Padding. Comments: I feel my current pads accelerate my balding. But seriously, provides a stress point on the top of my head. LT, USN. 25 Nov 2012: Kits: 21. Hometown:…

2011 Army Requests

31 Dec 2011: Kits: 10, Heard About us: Internet. Duties: Mentoring ANA. Current Pads: sewn seam, glued, and other. Comments: headaches.  SSG, US Army. 31 Dec 2011: Kits: 40. Hometown: Fort Leonard Wood MO. Heard About us: Google. Duties: Route Clearance. Current Pads: Basic Issue pads. Green on back and black and kinda squishy. Gets…

2010 Marine Requests

31 Dec 2010: Duties: Infantry Current Pads: 3/4 BLU6 Comments: comfort/protection. LCpl, USMC. 29 Dec 2010: Duties: Infantry. Current Pads: MSA. Comments: Headaches. Cpl, USMC. 29 Dec 2010: Duties: infantry. Current Pads: standard grey pads. Comments: after extended use they harden from sweat and no longer are as useful.  Cpl, USMC. 24 Dec 2010:  Duties:…

2010 Skull Flexure

 Skull Flexure from Blast Waves- A New Mechanism for Brain Injury with Implications for Helmet Design  As discussed in the email to Congress and the Military below, the rigid skull AND the kevlar helmet shell actually flex under the impact of the supersonic blast wave from an IED. Such flexure causes significant brain injury with…