Tobyhanna rolls out red carpet for visiting general
May 7, 2009
TOBYHANNA ARMY DEPOT, Pa. - Joe Fantanarosa (left) and Mike Verrastro (far right) brief Brig. Gen. Thomas W. Spoehr, director of Integration, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, on the Bradley Fighting Vehicle Branch's Reset workload, during his visit to the depot on April 16. The branch is part of the Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Directorate.
Pictured here are two tube-launched, optically-tracked, wire guided (TOW) Visual Modules (TVM), which track the TOW missile that is fired from the Bradley Fighting Vehicle. The TVM on the right is before overhauling and the one on the left is after.
In addition to touring the depot, Spoehr visited Defense Distribution Depot-Tobyhanna and the U.S. Army Medical Materiel Agency's Medical Maintenance Operations Division.
Also pictured are (center from left) Sandra Newtown, deputy division chief of Force Development Operations, and Kathleen Batdorf, chief of U.S. Army CECOM Life Cycle Management Command's Logistics and Engineering Operations Directorate.
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 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.