The new pads are “like wearing a pillow”
Kits: 19. Hometown: Belleville Illinois. Heard about us: Marine. Duties: Close Quarters Tactics and Marksmanship. Current pads: CIF issue. Comments: I’m filling out this request due to my recent email traffic with Dr. Robert Meaders. This request is for the 19 instructors here in Okinawa Japan teaching the force reconnaissance Marines to deploy on the [opsec] MEU. GySgt, US Marines
Soldier Feedback on the pads: Hello again, The helmet pads were received and we have all now had ample time to wear them out on mission. Some of my team members have commented that the pads are “like wearing a pillow”, “they don’t give you that feeling of constant pressure against your head”, and “there are no hot spots”. In terms of relief experienced from the upgrade, myself and my team members have noticed headache relief, a relief of pressure especially on long extended missions/convoys, and that pain in the neck area has also subsided, possibly due to no longer needing to over compensate for the uncomfortable and painful pads that were once worn. For me personally, the biggest relief is from the pressure. On convoys where we are outside the wire wearing our ACH all day, my head would start to hurt so bad that I would eventually take my helmet off and be unprotected. I no longer do that because I have no need to, my helmet no longer causes me pain. So thank you again for sending us the pads, we are putting them all to good use and truly appreciate it. Take care and thank you again for all that you do for our troops. SPC US Army.