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Release No: 398-12
May 18, 2012

National Guard (in Federal Status) and Reserve Activated as of May 15, 2012

            This week the Army, Air Force and Marine Corps announced a decrease in activated reservists while the Navy announced an increase.  The Coast Guard announced no change.  The net collective result is 1,046 fewer reservists activated in comparison to last week.

            At any given time, services may activate some units and individuals while deactivating others, making it possible for these figures to either increase or decrease.  The total number currently on active duty from the Army National Guard and Army Reserve is 48,928; Navy Reserve, 4,506; Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve, 9,890; Marine Corps Reserve, 4,566, and the Coast Guard Reserve, 844.  This reduces the total National Guard and Reserve personnel who have been activated to 68,734, including both units and individual augmentees.

            A cumulative roster of all National Guard and Reserve personnel who are currently activated may be found online at http://www.defense.gov/news/d20120515ngr.pdf .

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