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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 192-95
April 10, 1995

MILITARY STRENGTH FIGURES FOR FEBRUARY 28, 1995 SUMMARIZED BYTHE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Total numerical strength of the Armed Forces on February 28, 1995, based on preliminary reports was 1,574,515. This is a decrease of 4,275 from January 31, 1995, and a decrease of 93,329 from the same time in 1994.

These figures represent full-time military personnel comprising both regular and reserves on active duty and officer candidates, including cadets at the three military academies.

Excluded from these figures are approximately 65,000 full-time military personnel who are paid from other than active duty military personnel appropriations. This group is funded from appropriations for reserve components and Corps of Engineers civil functions. A comparable figure for Fiscal Year 1994 was approximately 68,500.

February 1995 strength figures for each service with month-ago and year-ago figures for comparison are:

                2/28/95        01/31/95        Change from Prev. Month
			    
			    
               (Preliminary)    (Actual)       Actual          Percent          02/28/94
Total DoD      1,574,515       1,578,790      - 4,275          -0.27%          1,667,844
Army             532,335         532,944      -   609          -0.11%            566,318      
Navy             454,777         456,230      - 1,453          -0.32%            490,007
Marine Corps     174,033         175,011      -   978          -0.56%            175,838
Air Force        413,370         414,605      - 1,235          -0.30%            435,681
	


			

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