Tag Archive for soldier

The pads get sweaty, fill with the grit of countless miles of rucking around, and mold into a nasty grey rock of pain and pressure in all the worst spots

Kits: 8. Hometown: HASTINGS NE. Heard about us: Soldier within SQDN. Duties: PLT SGT. Current pads: Standard issue, act gesy, glued seam. Comments: The current helmet when worn with PVS-14s is very uncomfortable and when worn for long periods causes soldiers to fatigue quickly. In addition the newest version of the chin strap which is…

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…

Prolonged discomfort throughout the day that immediately starts the second that you put the ECH on with the issued pads.

Prolonged discomfort throughout the day that immediately starts the second that you put the ECH on with the issued pads. Kits: 12. Hometown: Savannah Georgia. Heard about us: A buddy of mine that is in the unit that we are replacing downrange. Duties: Air mobile Artillery in support of Special Forces. Current pads: Issued. Comments:…

Current GI pads are too solid

Current GI pads are too solidKits: 15. Hometown: Guyton. Heard about us: Battle buddy. Duties:Artillery. Current pads: Currently have standard issue pads, hard and solid…. Comments: The problem with the current GI pads are that they are too solid and squeezes Joe’s heads. During pre-mobility training my soldiers were complaining about the pads and how…

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…