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Marine Recruits Now Using Improvised Skivvy Shirt PPE Masks During Boot Camp

SAN DIEGO, CA-Marines onboard the San Diego Marine Corps Recruit Training Depot and their drill instructors are now using improvised face masks made from their “skivvy” t-shirts.  This comes after Marine Corps leadership directed all Marines to wear face masks whenever social distancing is not possible.

“Effective immediately, to the extent practical, all individuals on DoD property, installations, and facilities will wear cloth face coverings when they cannot maintain six feet of social distance in public areas or work centers (this does not include in a Service member’s or Service family member’s personal residence on a military installation),” read a memo sent from Marine Corps leadership.

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One hard-charging Marine Corps unit down at Marine Corps Combat Service Support School, Camp Johnson, North Carolina made a quick instruction manual to show Marines how to use the bottom of their skivvy shirt (t-shirt) to make a useful PPE.

This method can also be used at home by civilians, of course.



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