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Here’s how to make a face mask out of that Marine green skivvy shirt.

If you saw the Defense Department memo directing service members to wear a face covering over COVID-19 concerns, fear not, you can make one out of your green skivvy shirt with no sewing skills required.

Marine Corps Combat Service Support Schools headquartered out of Camp Johnson, North Carolina, posted a short image tutorial showing Marines stationed aboard Camp Johnson how they can make a skivvy shirt face mask.

“For military members aboard Camp Johnson, a no sew mask design is provided. Utilize an olive green T-shirt for the mask,” MCCSSS posted to Facebook.

Marine Corps Combat Service Support Schools posted an image showing a no-sew skivvy shirt facemask. (Marine Corps)
Marine Corps Combat Service Support Schools posted an image showing a no-sew skivvy shirt facemask. (Marine Corps)

MCCSSS develops and conducts formal training in personnel administration, ground supply support and distribution, financial management and logistics operations.

The DoD directed service members and military personnel to wear some type of face covering when they’re not able to maintain proper six feet of social distancing.

“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),” the memo reads.

Exceptions to the face covering requirement can be submitted up the chain of command.

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