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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 590-01
November 15, 2001

RESERVE FORCES CALLED TO ACTIVE DUTY - NOV. 15

An additional 759 Army reservists and Army National Guard members are being called to active duty today as part of the partial mobilization authorized by President Bush. This brings the total Army reserve force soldiers called to active duty to 15,036 to date.

The soldiers called to active duty in this announcement serve in 38 different units from 21 states. Among the specialties represented by these units are military intelligence, special forces, medical, military police and transportation.

Also, an additional 16 members from previously called organizations and 51 individual mobilization augmentees of the Air Force Reserve Command were called to active duty. This brings the total Air Force called to active duty to 30,694.

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 15,036; Naval Reserve, 7,677; Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve, 30,694; Marine Corps Reserve, 612; and the Coast Guard Reserve 2,227. This brings the total Reserve and National Guard called to active duty to 56,246 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/d20011115ngr.pdf.