Tag Archive for Infantry

Current combat helmet pads: “They suck”

Current combat helmet pads: “They suck”Kits: 1. Hometown: Massachusetts. Heard about us: Known about it for a while. Duties: NTC. Current pads: Issued foliage green rock garbage. Comments: They suck. They’re hard as rocks and are painful to the point they give you a headache even if heated up to try and make them softer..…

Issued pads are causing headaches which make people less effective

Kits: 29. Hometown: Kansas City. Heard about us: Reddit. Duties: Infantry. Current pads: Issued army. Comments: The standard issued are just too stiff Using Peltors/over the head ear protection with the standard issued pads are causing headaches which make people less effective. Myself personally as a RTO need peltors to communicate and also as ear…

Current pads are so hard they give us headaches

Current pads are so hard they give us headaches Kits: 10. Hometown: Tucson. Heard about us: Google. Duties: Infantry. Current pads: army issue gray sewn seam. Comments: Very uncomfortable hard cheaply made. SPC, US Army Kits: 18. Hometown: Arizona. Heard about us: Google. Duties: Infantry.Current pads: Grey issued pads. Comments: Operation resolute support the current…

Pain is causing a lack of focus

Pain is causing a lack of focusKits: 9. Hometown: Atlanta. Heard about us: Battle buddy. Duties: Artillery mission in support of Special Forces. Current pads: Grayish army basic issue. Comments: The current pads are causing unnecessary pain to my gun section as we process fire mission. To the extent that my soldiers are having to…

Pads falling apart, mold on the inside, cannot get replacements from supply

Pads falling apart, mold on the inside, cannot get replacements from supplyKits: 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…

Issued pads are VERY hard and cause migraines daily

Issued pads are VERY hard and cause migraines dailyKits: 15. Hometown: Boise Idaho. Heard about us: a friend. Duties: Special Operations. Current pads: MSR I believe. Most are worn out.. Comments: Our detachment is preparing to deploy to Syria. We are having problems with headaches and discomfort during prolonged wearing of the ACH with issued…

I hope to provide my Marines with the best gear I can

I hope to provide my Marines with the best gear I canKits: 30. Hometown: Rural Hall, NC. Heard about us: [battle buddies]. Duties: Infantry. Current pads: Standard issue grey Marine Corps pads. Comments: Many of my Marines experience headaches during continuous operations. As the Platoon Sergeant I understand the importance of wearing full PPE [OH:…