Tag Archive for troop support

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…

We will get helmet pads once in-country … in-country none

We will get helmet pads once in-country … in-country noneKits: 28. Hometown: Fort Carson, Colorado. Heard about us: Google. Duties: Infantry. Current pads: Issued pads. Comments: During RFI issue, a lot of soldiers, myself including were not issued new pads, we were told we would get them in country, but once in country we were…

A burning sensation all around my head

A burning sensation all around my headKits: 1. Hometown: California. Heard about us: Battle buddy. Duties: Infantry. Current pads: Basic issue. Comments: Current pads are stiff. SSG, US Army Kits: 1. Hometown: Indianapolis/Noblesville, Indiana. Heard about us: Battle Buddy. Duties: Infantry/patrolling. Current pads: Grey sewn seam. Comments: The current pads I have tend to bring…

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…

The current pads end up feeling like bricks

The current pads end up feeling like bricksKits: 56. Hometown: Nevada. Heard about us: My Battalion Commander. Duties: Infantry/ Route clearance/ QRF. Current pads: Grey issued pads. Comments: The current pads we have get very hard after awhile of wearing them in the field and end up feeling like bricks. When we were doing cold…