Parachute riggers with 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne), Group Support Battalion, sew surgical masks for medical patients at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., April 1, 2020. Parachute riggers play an important role in airborne and Special operations.

Additionally, 1st SFG mechanics used 3D printing capabilities to make re-usable respirator mask prototypes for routine care and protection against the COVID-19 pandemic. Left, is a standard off the shelf N95 protective respirator mask and right, is a prototype respirator mask made of a hard plastic material and will allow for re-use with proper sterilization.