Monday, October 8, 2001

Remember 9-11-01

Two Isle reserve
soldiers part
of mobilization

They are among 30 special-operations
soldiers called to active duty

By Gregg K. Kakesako

Two Army Reserve soldiers belonging to a special operations reserve unit in Hawaii were part of the 618 Army Reservists and Army National Guard members called to active duty today as part of the partial mobilization authorized by President Bush.

The special operations specialists were among the 30 mobilized from different areas on the mainland.

To date only Navy, Air Force and Army reservists in Hawaii have been activated for the war on terrorism. As yet, no Hawaii Army or Air National Guard units have received orders to go on active duty.

The Pentagon said this brings the total Army reserve force soldiers called to active duty to 9,087 to date. This total includes 453 individual mobilization augmentee (IMA) soldiers called today and 251 more soldiers assigned to units previously called to active duty, but not included in the original count.

So far, the total Reserve and National Guard called to active duty is 27,025 from 194 units, 44 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and individual augmentees.

Total number currently called to active duty for the Army National Guard and Army Reserve are 9,087; Naval Reserve, 2,250; Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve, 12,722; Marine Corps Reserve, 258; and the Coast Guard Reserve 2,708.

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