Mission: OPERATION HELMET provides helmet upgrade kits free of charge to troops in Afghanistan and other dangerous areas, as well as to those ordered to deploy in the near future. These helmet upgrades do four primary things:
Protection – Shock-absorbing pads keep the helmet from slapping the skull when hit with blast forces, fragments, or being tumbled along the ground or inside a vehicle. Keeps blast-wave from transmitting flexure of the Kevlar shell directly to the skull via too-stiff pads. This decreases the chance of brain injury from IED’s, bombs, RPG’s, vehicle accidents, falls, etc.
Comfort – If it is comfortable, it will stay on troop’s head longer and more often.
Stability – Keeps the helmet firmly on the head and out of the eyes.
Durability – Doesn’t need to be replaced after one month of wear – hard to do when at a Combat Outpost or Forward Operating Base an eternity from a logistics supply point.
Results: Over 80,000 kits sent!
Target demographics: our Troops keep their heads protected, comfortable, and stable
Direct beneficiaries per year: 1000s of Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines, and Coast Guardsmen.
Geographic areas served: the U.S. and the world supporting U.S. combat troops
Programs: helmet upgrade kits free of charge to troops in Afghanistan and other dangerous areas, as well as to those ordered to deploy in the near future
I asked for a few upgraded helmet pad kits to be sent to my son and his Army Humvee crew in Kuwait and not only did they respond right away with a nice note, they sent extra for others in his company. Great organization that truly cares about all our soldiers with their boots on the ground. Thanks to Bob and crew at Operation Helmet. I donated to the cause, how about you?
I ordered a number of helmet liners for friends' sons, grandsons, etc. who were deployed. 100% raved about the comfort and being able to wear them more, thus increasing their safety. This charity is an act of love for our troops. It deserves the highest rating for service.
I'm an avid supporter of Operation Helmet and the good work they do in providing safe, comfortable upgraded helmet pads to members of our Armed Services operating in combat enviroments. Reading the requests and comments on Operation Helmet's website from troops representing every branch of our military should be enough to motivate anyone to donate if they have the means to do so.
Operation Helmet is a 100% volunteer, non-partisan, charitable organization headquartered in Montgomery, Texas (near Houston) with volunteer operations around the country. 99.96% of all contributions are used to send upgrade kits to our troops! We have less than one-half of one percent overhead which is used to for very limited expenses related to bank charges or resending upgrade kits that didn’t reach the addressee. This is a labor of love and duty to our fellow Service members.
It has been very rewarding working as a volunteer helping our Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines, and Coast Guardsmen receive the best combat helmet pad systems that we can find. Read the notes from the troops on the OpHelmet website.