Congressmen tours depot facilities
April 22, 2009
TOBYHANNA ARMY DEPOT, Pa. -U.S. Rep. Paul E. Kanjorski, Pa. 11th District, toured the Child Development Center (CDC) as part of his April 8 visit to the depot.
Also during his visit, Col. Ron Alberto, depot commander, and other depot officials briefed him on plans for the almost $2.8 million in economic stimulus funding the depot has received for military family housing renovations and construction, and other infrastructure improvements.
"These service members have given a great sacrifice for their country by joining the military, and I am pleased to know that they and their families receive the care they deserve," said Kanjorski. "As the area's only military installation, these housing units provide a valuable service to the military personnel at Tobyhanna."
The new CDC facility opened its doors less than a year ago. It's equipped with computer labs and a multi-purpose room. Active duty parents, DoD employees, DoD contractors and military retirees are eligible to enroll their children in the CDC programs. Anne Wombacker, Child, Youth and School Services (CYSS) coordinator, escorted the congressman through facility.
Tobyhanna Army Depot is the largest full-service Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) maintenance and logistics support facility in the Department of Defense. Employees repair, overhaul and fabricate 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. The depot is the Army Center of Industrial and Technical Excellence (CITE) for Communications-Electronics, Avionics, and Missile Guidance and Control Systems and the Air Force Technology Repair Center (TRC) for ground communications and electronics.
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 Fort Monmouth, N.J., 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.