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Press Release
September 14, 2001
No word of call up for Oregon National Guard
 
Salem, Ore.-There is no indication at this time that Oregon soldiers will be called up to assist in the relief efforts in New York and Washington, D.C.

In light of the recent call-up of Reservists by President Bush and Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, 50,000 Reservists will be called to active duty.
 
Each service has reviewed its missions and thus far identified personnel requirements up to 35,000 Reservists as followed: Army, 10,000; Air Force, 13,000; Navy, 3,000; Marines, 7,500; and Coast Guard 2,000.
 
These Reservists are being called upon to provide port operations, medical support, engineer support, general civil support and homeland defense.
 
The Ready Reserve most recently underwent a partial mobilization on Jan. 18, 1991, for Operation Desert Storm, when 265,322 Guard and Reserve members were activated, including 266 Oregon soldiers.
 
This partial mobilization demonstrates the vital role of Reserve forces in our national military strategy. The 1.3 million men and women who serve in the seven Reserve forces make up nearly one half of the US armed forces, and are an integral part of our nation's military.
 
For more information contact:
 
Maj. Jeff Julum
(503) 584-3885
Cell: (503) 551-8323
 
Kay Fristad
(503) 584-3917
Cell: (503) 931-5179