Armed Forces News

The Army is identifying Individual Ready Reserve soldiers with a statutory Military Service Obligation remaining for possible assignment to an Army Reserve unit. The IRR consists of over 118,000 trained soldiers who may be called upon to fill vacancies in Army Reserve units and may replace soldiers in Active and Reserve Units. IRR soldiers have had training, served previously in the Active Component or the Selected Reserve, and may have some period of military service obligation remaining. They are seasoned, experienced soldiers who can contribute significantly to Army readiness, according to officials. A member of the IRR who desires to volunteer to join a Reserve unit may call the Army’s Human Resources Command – St Louis at 1 (800) 318-5298, or visit and go to “Mobilization.”