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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 473-01
October 01, 2001

RESERVE, NATIONAL GUARD UNITS CALLED UP - OCT. 1

Approximately 2,328 Army reservists and Army National Guard members are being called to active duty as part of the partial mobilization authorized by President Bush. This brings the total Army reserve force soldiers called to active duty to about 3,235.

The soldiers called to active duty in this announcement serve in 31 different units from 15 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. Among the specialties represented by these units are military police, transportation, air defense, military historian, supply, ordnance, infantry and special operations.

Also, approximately 929 more Air National Guard and Air Force reservists from five different units in four states are being called to active duty. This brings the total number of Air Force reservists called to active duty to more than 12,000.

In addition, approximately 170 more members of the Naval Reserve are also being called to active duty as part of the partial mobilization. This brings the total Naval Reserve called to active duty to approximately 1,890 to date.

The majority of these Naval reservists have been recalled individually based on specific skills predominantly law enforcement and security. Other skills being called to active duty include medical, supply, intelligence and other specialties.

The total National Guard and Reserves being called to active duty has surpassed 20,000, representing individual augmentees, 115 units, 43 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.

A list of the major duty units can be found at http://www.defenselink.mil/news/Oct2001/d20011001ngr.pdf.