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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 478-01
October 02, 2001

RESERVE, NATIONAL GUARD UNITS CALLED UP - OCT. 2

Approximately 1,414 Army reservists and Army National Guard members are being called to active duty as part of the partial mobilization authorized by President Bush. The soldiers called to active duty in this announcement serve in 13 different units from seven states. Among the specialties represented by these units are military police and engineering. This brings the total Army reserve force soldiers called to active duty to about 4,649 to date.

Also, approximately 619 more Air Force reservists, either individually or from 12 different major units in 10 states, are being called to active duty. The majority of these forces will provide security forces and intelligence. This brings the total number of Air Force reservists called to active duty to more than 12,700.

In addition, approximately 230 more members of the Naval Reserve are being called to active duty. The majority of these Naval reservists have been recalled individually based on specific skills, including law enforcement, security, medical, supply, intelligence and other specialties. This brings the total Naval Reserve called to active duty to approximately 2,120 to date.

The total National Guard and Reserves being called to active duty today is approximately 2,263, raising the total to date to more than 22,400, representing individual augmentees, 140 units, 44 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.

A list of the major duty units and locations can be found at http://www.defenselink.mil/news/Oct2001/d20011002ngr.pdf .

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