By Mr. Anthony Ricchiazzi (AMC)March 18, 2008
TOBYHANNA ARMY DEPOT, Pa. -Richard Pace prepares a desktop computer hard drive for re-imaging. Re-imaging is loading the depot operating system and applications such as Word and Outlook. Pace is an information technology specialist in the Information Management Directorate's Customer Support Division. The division is the first stop when employees need any technical assistance with information management-related equipment and services. The Service Desk receives all information management related requests for assistance and can also be accessed through the intranet. The division provides services for desktop and laptop computers, printers, fax machines, Local Area Network (LAN) service, video teleconferences, telephone operator service, telephone and cellular telephone services and personal digital assistant devices, such as Blackberrys. Division technicians are also responsible for providing the information assurance updates to all peripheral equipment.
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 5,500 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 Communications-Electronics 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.