Depot exceeds $1 billion in new work orders


Tobyhanna, PA — For the first time in its history, Tobyhanna Army Depot reached $1 billion in new work orders.  The milestone was met on Sept. 16.  The depot finished fiscal year 2011 (Sept. 30) with $1.036 billion in new orders and began the new fiscal year with $600 million in work orders.

Also, employees executed 6.1 million direct labor hours for fiscal year 2011, close to the record of 6.7 million direct labor hours set in fiscal year 2008.

Tobyhanna Army Depot is the Defense Department’s largest center for the repair, overhaul and fabrication of a wide variety of electronics systems and components, from tactical field radios to the ground terminals for the defense satellite communications network.  Tobyhanna’s missions support all branches of the Armed Forces.

About 5,600 personnel are employed at Tobyhanna, which is located in the Pocono Mountains of northeastern Pennsylvania.  Tobyhanna Army Depot is part of the U.S. Army CECOM Life Cycle Management Command.  Headquartered at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., the command’s mission is to research, develop, acquire, field and sustain communications, command, control computer, intelligence, electronic warfare and sensors capabilities for the Armed Forces.

Photo Caption: Electronics Mechanics Cliff Jones (left), a resident of Waymart, and Donald Jones, a resident of Jeffersonville, prepare to test the AN/GSC-52 Satellite Communications Terminal parabolic antenna at Tobyhanna Army Depot.  Tobyhanna personnel work on antenna groups for the AN/TSC-86 Satellite Communications Terminal at locations around the world.  Technicians also support the AS-3199 light terminal and GSC-52 and OE-222 medium terminals.  Employees install cables, wiring harnesses, electronic assemblies and test prototype terminals. (U.S. Army photo)