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58th SOW Airmen apply job skills to make 2,000 face coverings

photo of Airman working on a sewing machine

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Sydney Hulme, 58th Operations Support Squadron air crew flight equipment journeyman, sews face coverings at Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico, April 27, 2020. A workforce of 12 Airmen from the 58th Operations Support Squadron sewed more than 1,775 face coverings for the 58th Special Operations Wing (and its units geographically separated) and 200 for the 377th Air Base Wing Airmen living in the dorms on Kirtland Air Force Base. In addition to ensuring perfectly functioning flight and safety equipment for the 58 SOW, the air crew flight equipment Airmen used their existing sewing proficiencies required for their job and applied those to sewing much needed face coverings. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Austin J. Prisbrey)

hands of an Airman at a sewing machine

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Sydney Hulme, 58th Operations Support Squadron air crew flight equipment journeyman, sews face coverings at Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico, April 27, 2020. A workforce of 12 Airmen from the 58th Operations Support Squadron sewed more than 1,775 face coverings for the 58th Special Operations Wing (and its units geographically separated) and 200 for the 377th Air Base Wing Airmen living in the dorms on Kirtland Air Force Base. In addition to ensuring perfectly functioning flight and safety equipment for the 58 SOW, the air crew flight equipment Airmen used their existing sewing proficiencies required for their job and applied those to sewing much needed face coverings. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Austin J. Prisbrey)

Airman with hands at a sewing machine.

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Sydney Hulme, 58th Operations Support Squadron air crew flight equipment journeyman, sews face coverings at Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico, April 27, 2020. A workforce of 12 Airmen from the 58th Operations Support Squadron sewed more than 1,775 face coverings for the 58th Special Operations Wing (and its units geographically separated) and 200 for the 377th Air Base Wing Airmen living in the dorms on Kirtland Air Force Base. In addition to ensuring perfectly functioning flight and safety equipment for the 58 SOW, the air crew flight equipment Airmen used their existing sewing proficiencies required for their job and applied those to sewing much needed face coverings. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Austin J. Prisbrey)

photo of two Airmen working on sewing machines

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Sydney Hulme and Airman 1st Class Wayland Zerbel, 58th Operations Support Squadron air crew flight equipment journeymen, sew face coverings at Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico, April 27, 2020. A workforce of 12 Airmen from the 58th Operations Support Squadron sewed more than 1,775 face coverings for the 58th Special Operations Wing (and its units geographically separated) and 200 for the 377th Air Base Wing Airmen living in the dorms on Kirtland Air Force Base. In addition to ensuring perfectly functioning flight and safety equipment for the 58 SOW, the air crew flight equipment Airmen used their existing sewing proficiencies required for their job and applied those to sewing much needed face coverings. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Austin J. Prisbrey)

Airman at a sewing machine

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Wayland Zerbel, 58th Operations Support Squadron air crew flight equipment journeyman, sews face coverings at Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico, April 27, 2020. A workforce of 12 Airmen from the 58th Operations Support Squadron sewed more than 1,775 face coverings for the 58th Special Operations Wing (and its units geographically separated) and 200 for the 377th Air Base Wing Airmen living in the dorms on Kirtland Air Force Base. In addition to ensuring perfectly functioning flight and safety equipment for the 58 SOW, the air crew flight equipment Airmen used their existing sewing proficiencies required for their job and applied those to sewing much needed face coverings. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Austin J. Prisbrey)

Airman working on a sewing machine

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Sydney Hulme, 58th Operations Support Squadron air crew flight equipment journeyman, sews face coverings at Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico, April 27, 2020. A workforce of 12 Airmen from the 58th Operations Support Squadron sewed more than 1,775 face coverings for the 58th Special Operations Wing (and its units geographically separated) and 200 for the 377th Air Base Wing Airmen living in the dorms on Kirtland Air Force Base. In addition to ensuring perfectly functioning flight and safety equipment for the 58 SOW, the air crew flight equipment Airmen used their existing sewing proficiencies required for their job and applied those to sewing much needed face coverings. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Austin J. Prisbrey)

Hands of an Airman at a sewing machine

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Wayland Zerbel, 58th Operations Support Squadron air crew flight equipment journeyman, sews face coverings at Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico, April 27, 2020. A workforce of 12 Airmen from the 58th Operations Support Squadron sewed more than 1,775 face coverings for the 58th Special Operations Wing (and its units geographically separated) and 200 for the 377th Air Base Wing Airmen living in the dorms on Kirtland Air Force Base. In addition to ensuring perfectly functioning flight and safety equipment for the 58 SOW, the air crew flight equipment Airmen used their existing sewing proficiencies required for their job and applied those to sewing much needed face coverings. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Austin J. Prisbrey)

Group photo of Airman wearing face coverings

Airmen from the 58th Operations Support Squadron stand in open formation for a photo at Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico, April 27, 2020. A workforce of 12 Airmen from the 58th Operations Support Squadron sewed more than 1,775 face coverings for the 58th Special Operations Wing (and its units geographically separated) and 200 for the 377th Air Base Wing Airmen living in the dorms on Kirtland Air Force Base. In addition to ensuring perfectly functioning flight and safety equipment for the 58 SOW, the air crew flight equipment Airmen used their existing sewing proficiencies required for their job and applied those to sewing much needed face coverings. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Austin J. Prisbrey)

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A workforce of 12 Airmen from the 58th Operations Support Squadron sewed more than 1,775 face coverings for the 58th Special Operations Wing (and its units geographically separated) and 200 for the 377th Air Base Wing Airmen living in the dorms on Kirtland Air Force Base. In addition to ensuring perfectly functioning flight and safety equipment for the 58 SOW, the air crew flight equipment Airmen used their existing sewing proficiencies required for their job and applied those to sewing much needed face coverings.