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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 1039-08
December 24, 2008

National Guard (In Federal Status) And Reserve Activated As Of December 23, 2008

            This week the Coast Guard announced an increase, while the Army, Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force announced a decrease.  The net collective result is 993 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 96,979; Navy Reserve, 5,914; Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve, 10,713; Marine Corps Reserve, 8,276; and the Coast Guard Reserve, 859. This brings the total National Guard and Reserve personnel who have been activated to 122,741, 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/Dec2008/d20081223ngr.pdf .