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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 555-01
October 30, 2001

RESERVE FORCES CALLED TO ACTIVE DUTY - OCT. 30

An additional 490 members of the Naval Reserve are being called to active duty as part of the partial mobilization authorized by President Bush. The majority of these Naval reservists have been recalled individually based on specific skills, primarily law enforcement and security. Other skills as part of the mobilization include medical, supply, intelligence and other specialties. This brings the total Naval Reserve called to active duty to 5,240.

The Air Force Reserve Command has reduced its unit-related number called to active duty by 24 members. These reductions come from various units across the command. However, an additional 5,900 Air National Guard members have been called to active duty. This brings the total number of Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve Command called to active duty to 19,643.

At any given time, services may mobilize some units and individuals while demobilizing others, making it is possible for these figures to either increase or decrease.

Total number currently called to active duty for the Army National Guard and Army Reserve is 13,416; Naval Reserve, 5,240; Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve, 19,643; Marine Corps Reserve, 612; and the Coast Guard Reserve 2,481. This brings the total Reserve and National Guard called to active duty to 41,392 from 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and individual augmentees.

A list of the major duty units can be found at http://www.defenselink.mil/news/Oct2001/d20011030ngr.pdf.