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5th Special Forces Group Riggers sew face masks to support COVID-19 response

 

5th Special Forces GroupFort Campbell, KY – Parachute Riggers from the 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) are no longer sewing chutes, but masks instead, at Fort Campbell, April 15th, 2020.

With Airborne operators and operations at a Mission Essential stance due to the COVID-19 Coronavirus Pandemic, the 5th Group Riggers, normally tasked with maintaining parachutes, are now using their skills to sew required face masks for members of the Group.

“Naturally riggers are professional sewers,” said Staff Sgt. Ryan, the noncommission officer in charge of the Rigger section. “We all go through sewing school while we are in Advanced Individual Training.”

Coronavirus.

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