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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 558-01
October 31, 2001

RESERVE AND NATIONAL GUARD FORCES CALLED TO ACTIVE DUTY - OCT. 31

An additional 515 Army reservists and Army National Guard members are being called to active duty today as part of the partial mobilization authorized by President Bush. This brings the total Army reserve force soldiers called to active duty to 13,931 to date.

The soldiers called to active duty in this announcement serve in 19 different units from 13 states. Among the specialties represented by these units are military intelligence, military police, civil affairs, air defense, chemical and transportation.

An additional 208 members of the Naval Reserve are also being called to active duty as part of the partial mobilization authorized by President Bush. This brings the total Naval reservist called to active duty to 5,448.

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.

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 13,931; Naval Reserve, 5,448; Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve, 19,643; Marine Corps Reserve, 612; and the Coast Guard Reserve 2,450. 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/d20011031ngr.pdf.