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OPERATION HELMET INCORPORATED

 
Montgomery, TX
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Basic Organization Information

OPERATION HELMET INCORPORATED
Physical Address: Montgomery, TX 77356 
EIN: 20-1756585
Web URL: www.operation-helmet.org 
NTEE Category: 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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Ruling Year: 2005 
How This Organization Is Funded: 1000s of Great American Patriots - $2,500,000


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Mission Statement

Increase personal safety of US Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines and Coast Guardsmen beyond what government-supplied helmet systems provide.

Legitimacy Information

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Fiscal Year Starting: January 1, 2011
Fiscal Year Ending: December 31, 2012

Total Revenue $175,794
Total Expenses $232,935

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Fiscal Year Ending: December 31, 2012

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Dr. Robert Meaders

Leadership Statement:

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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Program Description:

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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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.
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