Tag Archive for Upgrade request kit

2010 Army Requests

31 Dec 2010: Duties: line medic. Current Pads: green and cloth like texture and sewn seams. Comments: army issue chin strap cause skin irritation; army issue pads are very uncomfortable wearing for extended time periods; deploying to war zone as line medic outside wire and need best pads possible; my parents are donating money to…

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:…

2005-2010 Navy Requests

13 Dec 2010: Duties: Forward Observer (FO). Current Pads: None. Comments: Issued old style Kevlar helmet, no pads. CW3, US Navy. 29 Sep 2010: Duties: Infantry. Current Pads: Don’t know. Comments: Hello Dr. Meaders I hope you remember me, weeks ago you sent me 10 pads for my fellow corpsmen in my company, they received…

2009 Army Requests

29 Dec 2009: We came to Iraq with the old pads, most soldiers complained of headaches and other problems from our issued pads.  They were hard, uncomfortable, and fell apart fast after being cleaned a couple times.  I contacted operation helmet and received enough oregon aero pads for everyone in the platoon.   The difference was…

2009 Marine Requests

12 December 09: SOME OF THE BEST KEVLAR PADS I HAVE USED. EVERY MARINE SHOULD BE ISSUED ONE. 26 July, 2009: The Marines have finally listened to the words of wisdom from warriors!  The latest Request for Information from vendors includes the mandate that new pads being sought for both current and future helmets  must “(3) Provide…

2009 Army Meetings

Non-answer from PEO Soldier when I forwarded email complaints (identifying data redacted) from Soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan and asked ‘what would you tell this trooper if they emailed you directly: “Bob, The Army’s position is that we will always test and challenge ourselves to ensure we provide the best products available to our Soldiers. Take…

2008 Army Requests

31 Dec 08:  Doc,these pads are the best……this was the best gift the guys have received so far! We still need some more pads if you can send them…..we have someone with a large head and the size 6 pads didn’t fit but if you could get size 4 that would be awesome. total number of…

2007 Marine Requests

14 May 2007 – I wanted to thank you very much for sending me the two Kevlar inserts. When my grandpa had told me that he had talked to you and that you had designed them yourself we got into a long conversation about how I hated the old equipment that the Marines for compared…