Montgomery, TX, June 07, 2006 --(PR.com
)-- Dr. Bob Meaders, founder and president of Operation-Helmet.org, a 501(c)3 charity and team member of AmericaSupportsYou.mil, will testify before the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces at the request of Rep Curt Weldon (PA-R) on Jun 15th, 2006 at 3pm ET. Dr. Meaders will be providing expert testimony on the current helmet needs of our soldiers, sailors, airmen, and marines. He will discuss the four major types of helmets in use in the military today and the effect of using a pad system vs. a suspension system. Dr. Meaders will testify to the benefits of such an upgrade in making our troop's helmets more stable, comfortable, and protective.
Operation Helmet is a nonpartisan, charitable grassroots effort that provides helmet upgrade kits free of charge to U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Operation Helmet depends on tax-deductible donations. For $70-$100, depending on the manufacturer, added safety and comfort can be provided for a trooper.
100% of donations go toward helmet kits. There are no administrative costs deducted and the Operation’s books are available for inspection by anyone who wants to see them.
To date, Operation Helmet has sent upgrade kits to over 7,000 troopers.
For more information, please go to www.Operation-Helmet.org