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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 592-01
November 16, 2001

RESERVE FORCES CALLED TO ACTIVE DUTY - NOV. 16

The Marine Corps has called an additional 55 individual reservists to active duty and reduced the number of personnel of a previously mobilized unit by 10 individuals. To date, the Marine Corps has called 657 reserves to active duty.

An additional 158 members of the Naval Reserve are also 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 7,835 to date.

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

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, 7,835; Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve, 30,694; Marine Corps Reserve, 657; and the Coast Guard Reserve 2,228. This brings the total Reserve and National Guard called to active duty to 56,450 from 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and individual augmentees.

Beginning Nov. 21st, each Wednesday afternoon, a cumulative roster of all National Guard and Reserve members currently serving on active duty in support of the partial mobilization will be released. Should interim newsworthy events occur, additional releases will be published.

As there are only individual call-ups today, there is no attached chart of major units.

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