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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 127-03
March 19, 2003

NATIONAL GUARD AND RESERVE MOBILIZED AS OF MARCH 19, 2003

This week, the Army, Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps each announce an increase of reservists on active duty in support of the partial mobilization. The net collective result is 24,025 more reservists than last week.

The total number of reserve personnel currently on active duty in support of the partial mobilization for the Army National Guard and Army Reserve is 148,612; Naval Reserve 9,875; Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve, 30,783; Marine Corps Reserve, 19,711; and the Coast Guard Reserve, 3,636. This brings the total Reserve and National Guard on active duty to 212,617 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/Mar2003/d20030319ngr.pdf.