Release No: 1050-08
December 31, 2008
National Guard (In Federal Status) and Reserve Activated as of December 30, 2008
This week the Coast Guard and the Air Force announced an increase, while the Army, Navy and Marine Corps announced a decrease. The net collective result is 1,551 more reservists activated since 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 96,803; Navy Reserve, 5,910; Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve, 12,420; Marine Corps Reserve, 8,253; and the Coast Guard Reserve, 906. This brings the total National Guard and Reserve personnel who have been activated to 124,292, including both units and individual augmentees.