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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 644-02
December 18, 2002

NATIONAL GUARD AND RESERVE MOBILIZED AS OF DECEMBER 18, 2002

This week the Army and Marine Corps each announce an increase of reservists on active duty in support of the partial mobilization. The Air Force announces a decrease, while the Navy reports no change. The net collective result is 4,704 more reservists than last week.

The total number currently reserve personnel on active duty in support of the partial mobilization for the Army National Guard and Army Reserve is 30,334; Naval Reserve, 4,931; Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve, 15,673; Marine Corps Reserve, 3,833; and the Coast Guard Reserve, 759. This brings the total Reserve and National Guard on active duty to 55,530 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/d20021218ngr.pdf .