WST PPE Grant Recipient Highlight - James Ahn

James Ahn and his Maryland-based group of volunteers were recently selected for a WST PPE Grant, which supports projects using 3D printing to create personal protective equipment (PPE) for frontline workers. These projects play a huge role in equipping communities affected by PPE shortages due to COVID-19.

Members of James' team include volunteers from the Aberdeen Proving Ground (Maryland) and soldiers from the 20th Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosives Command.

"The group came together through an explosive ordnance disposal Facebook group, where Army Staff Sgt. James Ahn, an Army Logistics University EOD small group leader, saw a critical need and an interested and capable group of people who could help him.

"Because our group is filled with first responders and people who support first responders at a national level, it was an easy transition of our current skill sets to be able to work such a strong grassroots effort," Ahn said." (US DOD)

An article shared by the U.S. Department of Defense featured James' team and their efforts to supply PPE to healthcare workers and first responders across the country. Read it HERE.

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Image credit: Rebecca Nappi, Army (VIRIN: 200420-A-HF386-1000M)

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