Basic Organization Information
OPERATION HELMET INCORPORATED
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W Public, Society Benefit
W30 Military/Veterans' Organizations
Q International, Foreign Affairs, and National Security
Q43 Domestic National Security (includes Military and Defense Issues)
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1000s of Great American Patriots - $2,500,000
Increase personal safety of US Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines and Coast Guardsmen beyond what government-supplied helmet systems provide.
Dr. Robert Meaders
We get emails from troops every day, asking for upgrade replacement pads for the poorly-designed government-issued shock-absorbing pads. All branches of Service now use these inferior pads. Uncomfortable helmets simply aren't worn as much as those you can 'forget about'. Hard to concentrate on a dangerous job when you are distracted by pain. And IED's, RPG's and ambushes pop up anytime, anywhere. The life you save may save another!
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- Population Served:
Provide compbat helmets to US troops at no cost to them
Program Long-Term Success:
Program has upgraded the helmets of over 37,000 service men and women in Iraq, Afghanistan, and the Horn of Africa. Cost to the taxpayer: $0; potential savings hundreds of millions on dollars in health care for the prevention of traumatic brain injuries.
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Impact Summary from the Nonprofit
These helmet upgrades do three 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. 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.