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Release No: 628-09
August 19, 2009

National Guard (In Federal Status) and Reserve Activated as of August 18, 2009

This week the Army, Marine Corps and Air Force announced an increase in activated reservists, while the Navy and Coast Guard announced a decrease.  The net collective result is 692 more 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 112,758; Navy Reserve, 6,618; Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve, 14,332; Marine Corps Reserve, 8,773; and the Coast Guard Reserve, 624.  This brings the total National Guard and Reserve personnel who have been activated to 143,105, including both units and individual augmentees.


A cumulative roster of all National Guard and Reserve personnel who are currently activated may be found at http://www.defenselink.mil/news/Aug2009/d20090818ngr.pdf .

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