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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 564-01
November 02, 2001

RESERVE FORCES CALLED TO ACTIVE DUTY - NOV. 2

An additional 178 members of the Naval Reserve are being called to active duty as part of the partial mobilization authorized by President Bush. This brings the total Naval Reserve called to active duty to 5,626 to date.

The majority of these Naval reservists have been recalled individually based on specific skills, primarily law enforcement and security. Other skills as part of the mobilization include medical, supply, intelligence and other specialties.

Also, an additional 112 members from organizations and 555 individual mobilization augmentees of the Air Force Reserve Command were called to active duty. Concurrently, the Air Force Reserve Command reduced 18 members from various other units. This brings the total Air Force called to active duty to 20,292.

At any given time, services may mobilize some units and individuals while demobilizing others, making it is possible for these figures to either increase or decrease.

Total number currently called to active duty for the Army National Guard and Army Reserve is 13,931; Naval Reserve, 5,626; Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve, 20,292; Marine Corps Reserve, 612; and the Coast Guard Reserve 2,479. This brings the total Reserve and National Guard called to active duty to 42,940 from 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and individual augmentees.

A list of the major duty units can be found at http://www.defenselink.mil/news/Nov2001/d20011102ngr.pdf.