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Tobyhanna Army Depot
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Aerial Photograph of Tobyhanna Army Depot

Tobyhanna Today
Tobyhanna Army Depot (TYAD) is the largest, full-service electronics maintenance facility in the Department of Defense (DoD). TYAD’s mission is total logistics support, including sustainment, design, manufacture, repair and overhaul of hundreds of electronic systems. TYAD is the DoD’s recognized leader in the areas of automated test equipment, systems integration and downsizing of electronics systems.


History
Tobyhanna has served our nation for over 59 years having opened on Feb. 1, 1953 following 2 years of construction. However, the Army has maintained a nearly continuous presence at TYAD since 1912, when the site was first used as a field artillery training camp. Tobyhanna was also used for a Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) camp, artillery training of West Point cadets and as a World War II prisoner of war camp and storage point for gliders used in the D-Day landings at Normandy in 1944. More detailed history of the depot.
Photo of Cannons Photos of Cavalry


Largest Employer
TYAD is the largest employer in the Pocono Northeast region of Pennsylvania. In addition, TYAD employs an additional 350 personnel who permanently work at Forward Repair Activities here and overseas. Total employment at the installation, including tenant activities and contractors, is about 4,300, drawing workers from the following counties:
Lackawanna 1,540 Pike 69
Luzerne 1,087 Wyoming 65
Monroe 575 Susquehanna 60
Wayne 386 Schuylkill 38
Carbon 157 Northampton 35
Lehigh 83 Other 220


Work Force
TYAD requires 130 job skills to perform its missions including engineers, electronics-mechanics, computer specialists and industrial trade workers.
Men 84% Average Age 45
Women 16% Average Service Years 12
Veterans 39% Average Salary $58,452



Annual Economic Impact
The Northeastern Pennsylvania Alliance’s (NEPA) certified economic model reports that TYAD’s total regional annual economic impact is $2.8 billion. The model shows that TYAD’s presence creates 12,100 regional jobs. NEPA is the region’s economic development organization.


Taxes
Tobyhanna personnel pay approximately $12.8 million annually in state and local taxes.

Real Estate
Total acreage: 1,296, including 398 acres in the industrial area. A large area of the depot is preserved as wetlands.

Buildings
159, with an estimated replacement value of $1.1 billion.

Labor Organizations
AFGE, Local 1647

For More Information
Call the Public Affairs Office, (570) 615-7308 or DISN 795-7308


Page Last Updated 17-Sep-2013