Tobyhanna observes Memorial Day
June 15, 2009
TOBYHANNA ARMY DEPOT, Pa. -A wreath honoring deceased Tobyhanna employees and their family members was placed by Janice Gimbi, chief of staff, and Anthony Ferreira, AFGE Local 1647, during the depot's Memorial Day observance ceremony on May 28. Carmen and Nicholas Canaii placed a wreath honoring veterans. Deputy Commander Frank Zardecki and Les Sharp of the Tobyhanna Veteran's Council gave remarks. Joseph Lilik read the names of employees who died last year. The Tobyhanna Chorus provided musical selections.
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.