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Current pads give headaches

Current pads give headachesKits: 9. Hometown: Hawkinsville Georgia. Heard about us: Battle buddy. Duties: Infantry. Current pads: Standard issue. Comments: Current pads give headaches. Lance Corporal, US Marines Kits: 1. Hometown: Mesa Az. Heard about us: Buddy in my platoon. Duties: Infantry. Current pads: Green. Comments: I’m deploying in 2 months and would like to…

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…

I get a headache every time I wear my helmet

I get a headache every time I wear my helmetKits: 45. Hometown: Manassas, VA. Heard about us: Battle Buddy. Duties: Infantry. Current pads: Grey Advanced Helmet COmbat Pad, Glued. Issued from IIF. Comments: Anytime significant time wearing the helmet (every time I wear a helmet), results in headaches. The same complaints from all of my…

Some soldiers don’t have any at all

Some soldiers don’t have any at allKits: 22. Hometown: Stuart fl. Heard about us: A friend. Duties: Route clearance. Current pads: Regular grey pads. Comments: I’m the medic for my platoon, a lot of my guys are complaining of headaches that start at the temples from wearing the current helmets. Specialist, US Army Kits: 15.…

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…

Keeps in a lot of heat, doesn’t protect well against head injury

Keeps in a lot of heat, doesn’t protect well against head injuryKits: 8. Hometown: Hebron. Heard about us: Friend. Duties: Infantry. Current Pads: Advanced Combat. Comments: Current pads are overused, uncomfortable, and stiff. They also are not form fitting and Kevlar will not sit correctly on marines heads when in use. Lcpl, USMC Kits: 9.…

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