View Full Version : Have Reserves been called in yet?
09-14-2001, 12:48 PM
I remember during the Gulf war that was the key indicator that things were about to happen - they started calling in the Reserves. Anyone here in the Reserves (or active duty)? I'm curious as to when it's going to start hitting the fan...
09-14-2001, 12:51 PM
I'm not in the reserves, but I think I heard a report on the radio that they are beginning to be called.
09-14-2001, 12:54 PM
I believe they said 50,000 were called in.
09-14-2001, 01:42 PM
By Bob Franken
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- The Pentagon has announced that after Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld's request for authorization to activate up to 50,000 National Guard and Reserve troops, and President's Bush's approval, U.S. military planners have assigned allotments for 35,500 of them.
The Army will supply 10,000, the Air Force 13,000, the Marines 7,500, the Navy 3,000 and the Coast Guard 2,000.
The specific units will be named, according to Pentagon sources, by the individual services, which are still formulating plans.
According to the Pentagon, "These reservists are being called upon to provide port operations, medical support, engineer support, general civil support and homeland defense."
Rumsfeld requested the callup as part of a Bush administration plan reacting to Tuesday's terror attacks on the Pentagon and New York's World Trade Center.
09-14-2001, 02:37 PM
Supposedly the US has already deployed numerous bombers and fighter jets. A co-worker's son is a pilot in the Air Force and was deployed to the middle east and was told their assignments would be announced en route. I'm sure the US has made many military moves without us knowing (which is a good thing).
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