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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 896-08
October 22, 2008

National Guard (In Federal Status) and Reserve Activated

             This week the Army and Coast Guard announced an increase, while the Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force announced a decrease.  The net collective result is 599 fewer reservists activated than last week.
 
            At any given time, services may activate some units and individuals while deactivating others, making it possible for these figures to either increase or decrease.  The total number currently on active duty from the Army National Guard and Army Reserve is 94,777; Navy Reserve, 6,334; Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve, 10,891; Marine Corps Reserve, 7,197; and the Coast Guard Reserve, 754. This brings the total National Guard and Reserve personnel who have been activated to 119,953, including both units and individual augmentees.
 
            A cumulative roster of all National Guard and Reserve personnel who are currently activated can be found at  
http://www.defenselink.mil/news/Oct2008/d20081021ngr.pdf .