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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 616-02
December 04, 2002

NATIONAL GUARD AND RESERVE MOBILIZED AS OF DEC. 4, 2002

This week the Navy and Air Force each announce decreases of reservists on active duty in support of the partial mobilization, while the Army and Marine Corps each announce increases. The net collective result is 318 fewer reservists than last week.

The total number of personnel currently on active duty in support of the partial mobilization for the Army National Guard and Army Reserve is 24,913; Naval Reserve, 5,118; Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve, 16,159; Marine Corps Reserve, 3,858; and the Coast Guard Reserve, 707. This brings the total reserve and National Guard on active duty to 50,755 including both units and individual augmentees.

At any given time, services may mobilize some units and individuals while demobilizing others, making it possible for these figures to either increase or decrease. A cumulative roster of all National Guard and Reserve who are currently on active duty can be found at http://www.defenselink.mil/news/Dec2002/d20021204ngr.pdf .