Army civilians fabricate protective hardware for communications-electronics systems
By Mrs. Jacqueline Boucher (CECOM)June 24, 2014
TOBYHANNA ARMY DEPOT, Pa. -- Fabric Workers Phyllis Miller and David Smith inspect two backpack prototypes designed to support the tactical radio mission. The packs were also fabricated here.
The technicians and other members of Tobyhanna's Equipage Branch manufacture, repair and modify tarpaulins, carrying cases, protective covers and support equipment for Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) equipment using hot air welding and industrial sewing.
Their duties include recovering, relining and replacing hardware, fittings, trimmings and rubber on a variety of items. Employees also fabricate custom stamps using a computerized photopolymer process, plus install insulating material, floors, and electro-magnetic interference, radio frequency interference and environmental seals and gaskets in C4ISR equipment. The branch is part of the depot's Systems Integration and Support Directorate.
Tobyhanna Army Depot is a recognized leader in providing world-class logistics support for Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) Systems across the Department of Defense.
Tobyhanna's Corporate Philosophy, dedicated work force and electronics expertise ensure the depot is the Joint C4ISR provider of choice for all branches of the Armed Forces and industry partners. About 3,500 personnel are employed at Tobyhanna, which is located in the Pocono Mountains of northeastern Pennsylvania.