Additional reservists from the Army, Navy and Air National Guard in Utah are being mobilized in the most recent call-ups from the state in support of Operation Desert Storm.
The 96th Army Reserve Command's 244th Personnel Services Company at Fort Douglas was put on active duty Friday and is expected to leave Utah for Fort Lewis, Wash., Monday morning, even though ARCOM officials have not officially released the company's destination. About 110 soldiers are affected by the activation.Third Circuit Judge Roger Livingston, a major in the Army Reserve, commands the 244th and said he had already made arrangements with the state court administrator's office to have other circuit judges hear his cases while he is gone. He plans to take care of cases in progress over the telephone.
Livingston said the court administrator's office has been very supportive and that he will be on unpaid military leave during the activation.
The mission of the 244th is to provide records maintenance and process personnel going to and coming from active duty service.
From the Navy Reserve in Utah, 16 reservists are being called up to naval medical facilities in Bremerton, Wash., and San Diego beginning Feb. 8.
The Naval Reserve personnel are trained in a wide range of medical inpatient, outpatient and emergency services.
To date, about 850 Army reservists and 192 Navy reservists from Utah have been activated from the state in support of Operation Desert Storm.
From the Utah Air National Guard, five members of the 169th Electronic Security Squadron have been added to those on active duty. Four of the five are already overseas and have been serving in a volunteer status since early in the Persian Gulf crisis. The fifth member will be on active duty beginning Feb.4.