This week the Marine Corps and Coast Guard announced a decrease in activated reservists, while the Army and Air Force announced an increase. The Navy announced no change. The net collective result is 501 more reservists activated than last week.
At any given time, services may activate some units and individuals while deactivating others, making it possible for these figures to either increase or decrease. The total number currently on active duty from the Army National Guard and Army Reserve is 70,506; Navy Reserve, 4,454; Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve, 10,204; Marine Corps Reserve, 5,970, and the Coast Guard Reserve, 734. This brings the total National Guard and Reserve personnel who have been activated to 91,868, including both units and individual augmentees.
A cumulative roster of all National Guard and Reserve personnel who are currently activated may be found on line at http://www.defense.gov/news/d20110823ngr.pdf .
U.S. Department of Defense
Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Public Affairs)
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