Six depot workers have been chosen from a list of 80 employees who volunteered for Rwandan relief duty and will be leaving Utah Tuesday.
The Army solicited volunteers from its seven depots, including Tooele, last week. Tooele's command screened the initial list to see which of the employees it could do without temporarily and sent 31 names to its headquarters in Rock Island, Ill. The Rock Island command chose from that list the six who will leave Tuesday, said TAD spokesman Jeff Lindblad."They are mechanics with experience in power generation equipment - vehicles, trucks and trailers," Lindblad said.
The volunteers will spend a day at Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland and will then travel to Mombassa, Kenya, an eastern African seaport, where the six men will process equipment arriving in Africa as part of the Rwandan relief effort.
The mission will last a minimum of 30 days, possibly longer if the men choose to extend their volunteer duty.