TOBYHANNA ARMY DEPOT, PA. - From left, Col. Charles Gibson, depot commander, presents an Achievement Medal for Civilian Service to John Mellow, who recently retired from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP). Mellow was a key partner in the depot's environmental restoration program for more than 20 years. His efforts contributed significantly to timely and cost-effective remedial actions at 65 sites that led to Tobyhanna's partial delisting from the EPA Superfund list. He was saluted for working closely with federal, state and local officials, as well as with local residents on projects that protected human health and the environment. Also participating in the award ceremony was Joseph Maciejewski, (center) the depot's director of Industrial Risk Management, and Mellow's wife (second from right), Michelle, and his sister-in-law Laura Prutisto-Angehr. In attendance at the ceremony were Lorie Baker, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, PADEP officials, members of the depot's command group and environmental team, and Gwen Stettler, district manager for State Rep. Mario Scavello. She presented Mellow with a resolution of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives sponsored by Scavello. 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 5,700 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.

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