The Army National Guard, Army Reserve, and Navy Reserve announced a decrease in activated National Guard members and reservists this week, while the Marine Corps Reserve, Air National Guard, Air Force Reserve, and Coast Guard Reserve announced an increase of activated National Guard members and reservists. The net collective result is a decrease of 98 activated National Guard members and reservists in comparison to 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 18,782; Navy Reserve, 3,031; Marine Corps Reserve, 977; Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve, 3,098; and the Coast Guard Reserve, 300. This brings the total National Guard and reserve personnel who have been activated to 30,050, including both units and individual augmentees.
A cumulative roster of all National Guard and reserve personnel who are currently activated may be found online at: http://www.defense.gov/pubs/Mobilization-Weekly-Report-141125.pdf.
DoD Identifies Navy Casualty
The Department of Defense announced today the death of a sailor who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.
Cmdr. Christopher E. Kalafut, 49, of Oceanside, California, died Oct. 24, in Doha, Qatar, of a non-combat related incident at Al Udeid Air Base. The incident is under investigation.
He was assigned to Naval Amphibious Liaison Element, Combined Forces Air Component Center, U.S. Central Command.
For more information the media may contact Cmdr. Charles Summers at 207-252-8121.
DoD Identifies Marine Casualty
The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Inherent Resolve.
Lance Cpl. Sean P. Neal, 19, of Riverside, California, died Oct. 23, in Baghdad, Iraq, from a non-combat related incident. The incident is under investigation.
He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force – Crisis Response – Central Command, whose headquarters element deploys from Camp Pendleton, California.
For more information, media may contact the I Marine Expeditionary Force Public Affairs Office at (760) 763-7039 or after hours at (760) 207-5865.
DoD Identifies Army Casualty
The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.
Sgt. 1st Class Andrew T. Weathers, 30, of DeRidder, Louisiana, died Sept. 30, at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Germany, from wounds sustained when the enemy attacked his unit with small arms fire Sept. 28, in Helmand Province, Afghanistan.
He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Eglin Air Force Base, Florida.
For more information the media may contact the U.S. Army Special Forces Command public affairs office at 910-689-6187.