NEWS | May 19, 2020

Cloth Face Masks Now Available

Soldiers are authorized to wear the neck gaiter and other cloth items, such as bandanas and scarves, as face coverings.
Photo courtesy Office of the Chief of Public Affairs
 
With COVID-19 upon us, taking care of your health and the health of your battle buddies means protecting yourself and others while the mission continues.

So here’s some good news! The supply system now has 3-ply cloth face masks with ear loops. Order the face masks with NSN 8415-01-687-7644. A case of 500 masks costs $120. Each case has 100 packs of five (5) masks, totaling 500 masks.
 
Wear a face mask when physical distancing isn’t possible

The face masks are 100-percent cotton with rubber inside binding for stretch. Here’s what the mask looks like, along with the measurements: 
 

The mask has three pleats on the right and left sides.  The pleats are evenly spaced between the top and bottom edges. The right and left sides of the mask are symmetrical. All binding width is .375 inches.