TOBYHANNA ARMY DEPOT, Pa. - A crowd of over 550 attended Tobyhanna's annual Military Retiree Appreciation Day, Aug. 8, at the Mack Field House. The depot's Retirement Services Office (RSO) hosted the event.

The welcoming address was given by depot commander Col. Charles C. Gibson. Guest speaker was retired Capt. W. G. "Bud" Schneeweiss , United States Coast Guard, director of the Military Officers Association of America's Benefits Information and Financial Education Department. Pennsylvania Soldiers, Sailors and Marines participated in the color guard.

Groups that provided information to the military retirees include the Tobyhanna chapter of the Association of the United States Army, the Pocono Mountains Chapter of the Armed Forces Communications-Electronics Association, the American Red Cross, Uniformed Services Disabled Retirees and Tobyhanna's Army Community Services Retirees were also invited to attend a health benefits, retiree legal affairs information or medical seminar.

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.