Around the Depot-Excellence in Electronics
December 17, 2007
Ed Guaschino performs fiberglass work on a radar antenna.
As a carpentry worker, Guaschino and 59 coworkers assigned to the Woodworking/Fabric Application Branch, System Integration and Support Directorate, fabricate multiple compartment cabinets, chests and cases, which involve cutting, shaping and assembling wooden parts as well as complex pattern making. They also mold, shape and assemble non-metallic and non-wood items such as composite materials, epoxies, fiberglass resins and Kevlar. Custom stamps are fabricated using a computerized photopolymer processing.
The branch executes the requirements of overhaul, special fabrication and manufacturing for Command, Control, Computer, and Communications, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) systems, subassemblies and components as well as a wide variety of weapons systems, equipment and associated components for the Armed Forces and other government agencies.
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 ground terminals for the defense satellite communications network. Tobyhanna's missions support all branches of the Armed Forces.
About 5,300 personnel are employed at Tobyhanna, which is located in the Pocono Mountains of northeastern Pennsylvania.
Tobyhanna Army Depot is part of the C-E LCMC. Headquartered at Fort Monmouth, N.J., C-E LCMC's mission is to research, develop, acquire, field and sustain communications, command, control computer, intelligence, electronic warfare and sensors capabilities for the Armed Forces.