Riggers gonna rig masks now

This is what it takes to stay relevant if you're airborne qualified.

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That’s right: in this first issue of the newsletter during the quarantine, I’m blowing right by that time a captain got relieved for some emails and talk about riggers making protective masks.

1st Special Forces Group (Airborne) medical professionals and logisticians stationed at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., manufactured personal protective equipment for routine care and protection against the COVID-19 pandemic March 31, 2020.

That’s because I don’t want to get into how Trump will one-up his acting secretary of the Navy and intervene in another Navy matter. Even though this time it’s not a Gallagher-esque event where there’s a dead Syrian involved. But again, the Department of Defense is going to have to fend off the Meddler-In-Chief because it’s 2020 and that’s how we do.

Not getting into that.

Instead, let’s talk about how the people who normally use sewing machines to fix parachutes for Green Berets are now putting their best home-ec skills to work making protective masks to fight off a virus.

Which is an easy way to not talk about how there’s a Navy hospital ship in New York’s harbor with only 20-something occupied beds because the federal response to the virus has been about as well-organized as a Jersey Shore line of laundromat/gyms.

So we’ll talk about masks, instead. And how instead of the White House leveraging the machinery of civilian production to make useful shit to help fight the virus, our lives are in the hands of the riggers again. And their non-industrial sewing machines.

It’s probably going to be fine.

And at least the super duper paratroopers can feel relevant for like a minute.