Seventy linguists and 10 support personnel from the Utah Army National Guard's 142nd Military Intelligence Battalion are scheduled to leave the Guard's Draper headquarters Sunday evening for Fort Carson, Colo., before traveling to Saudi Arabia.

The linguists have been called to active duty mostly for their interrogation skills - none in the group speaks a Middle East language. Their departure will bring the number of Utah National Guard and Reserve soldiers participating in Operation Desert Shield to about 1,930.