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.
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.
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:
TYAD requires 130 job skills to perform its missions including engineers, electronics-mechanics, computer specialists and industrial trade workers.
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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.
Tobyhanna personnel pay approximately $12.8 million annually in state and local taxes.
Total acreage: 1,296, including 398 acres in the industrial area. A large area of the depot is preserved as wetlands.
159, with an estimated replacement value of $1.1 billion.
AFGE, Local 1647
For More Information
Call the Public Affairs Office, (570) 615-7308 or DISN 795-7308
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