COLUMBUS, Ind. – Indiana National Guard parachute riggers with the 338th Quartermaster Company executed a unique mission making protective face masks for fellow members of the Guard.

Members of the six-man team typically don their uniforms to pack parachutes and jump out of aircraft during their required military duty. However, these Citizen-Soldiers set aside their parachutes and enthusiastically volunteered to participate in the COVID-19 response by collectively sewing approximately 200 face masks a day.

“This is a different goal and mission set, and definitely a unique one,” said Sgt. Mark Monson, parachute rigger with the 338th Quartermaster Company. “It is more of a civil duty.” Read More