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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 716-12
August 30, 2012

National Guard (in Federal Status) and Reserve Activated as of August 29, 2012

            The Coast Guard and Marine Corps announced this week a decrease in activated reservists while the Army, Navy and Air Force announced an increase.  The net collective result is 1,031 additional reservists and National Guard members 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 46,887; Navy Reserve, 4,262; Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve, 9,241; Marine Corps Reserve, 3,241; and the Coast Guard Reserve, 813.  This brings the total National Guard and Reserve personnel who have been activated to 64,444, 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/d20120829ngr.pdf .

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