Tobyhanna Army Depot
Defense Logistics Agency, 100th Training Brigade, United States Army Medical Materiel Agency, US Army Corps of Engineers
Main St & Midway Rd, Tobyhanna, PA 18466
Tobyhanna Army Depot is a logistics center for the United States Department of Defense (DoD), specializing in electronic systems. The depot is located in Coolbaugh Township, Monroe County, near Tobyhanna, Pennsylvania. Today it is a facility for the repair, upgrade and integration of Command, Control, Computer, Communications, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) systems for all branches of the Armed Forces.
Tobyhanna Army Depot is the largest, full-service electronics maintenance facility in the Department of Defense (DoD). The depot’s mission is total sustainment, including design, manufacture, repair and overhaul of hundreds of electronic systems. TYAD is DoD’s recognized leader in the areas of automated test equipment, systems integration, and downsizing of electronics systems. The Army has designated Tobyhanna as its Center of Industrial and Technical Excellence for communications involving electronics, radar, and missile guidance and control. The Air Force has designated Tobyhanna as its Technical Source of Repair for command, control, communications and intelligence systems.
There are over 11,652 Active Duty, Reserve, Guard, military families, DoD personnel, civilians, and retirees assigned to Tobyhanna Army Depot.
The closest airport is Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport located 29 miles from base.
Directions From Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport:
- Merge on I-81 North (8.6 miles).
- Take exit 187 toward 1-84 East / Mount Pocono / I-380 South / Milford / US-6 East / Carbondale (0.5 miles).
- Merge onto I-380 South / I-84 East toward Mont Pocono / Milford (3.8 miles).
- Keep right to take I-380 South via Exit 4 toward Mount Pocono (15.6 miles).
- Take exit 8 the PA-611 South exit ramp toward PA 423 / Tobyhanna ( 0.4 miles).
- Stay straight to entrance of depot.
All incoming personnel should report to the Military Personnel Office, Building 11, for sign-in and inprocessing paperwork. During your sign-in you should have your orders, 201 file and any other important papers. Soldiers reporting after duty hours should see the Staff Duty Officer at the Security Building, Building 20. Make sure your sponsor is aware of your arrival day and time.
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FOR THE CHILDREN
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FOR THE SERVICE MEMBER
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When moving to a new location, it is important to know who to call when you have an emergency or you need help. Below are some organizations you will find useful.
Child Care Aware:
Under the site’s “Child Care 101” tab you’ll find information related to locating quality child care, the types of child care available to you and how to evaluate the child care providers you visit.
There’s also a special section for the military child on the website covering topics such as military fee assistance, payments and provider services.
Pennsylvania Department of Human Services
The Pennsylvania Department of Human Services’s seven program offices administer services that provide care and support to Pennsylvania’s most vulnerable individuals and families.
Pennsylvania Department of Health
The Department’s mission is to promote healthy lifestyles, prevent injury and disease, and to assure the safe delivery of quality health care for all Commonwealth citizens.
Humane Society (412) 345-7300
Humane Animal Rescue continues the legacies of the Animal Rescue League & Western PA Humane Society, bringing greater efficiency in animal care processes, staff training, and cutting-edge practices to one cohesive organization. We strive to provide all aspects of care to abandoned, neglected, and injured animals; reunite lost pets with their caregivers or seek new families for them; educate the community on humane care and interactions with all animals with the goal of reducing pet overpopulation and negative relationships with native wildlife; reinforce a standard of living for animals and prevent cruelty; and provide assistance and medical care to injured, orphaned, or ill native Pennsylvania wildlife with a goal of returning them to their natural habitat. Our open door policy ensures that no animal is ever refused shelter.
Pennsylvania State Police (717) 783-5599
EFMP Family Support (315) 772-5476
Family Advocacy Program (570) 615-7509
ID/CAC Card Processing (570) 615-7409
Suicide Prevention Hotline (800) 273-8255
The Tobyhanna Army Depot Housing Office manages 28 Government-owned, on-post family quarters. These include 21 three-bedroom and 7 four-bedroom units with attached garages. Styles include both townhouses and duplexes. The waiting list usually ranges from 0-90 days, so be prepared to have alternate housing when moving to Tobyhanna.
Housing applicants must complete DD 1746, Application for Assignment to Housing, and send along with a copy of the soldiers new assignment orders to the Housing Office. Upon arrival report to Military Personnel and in process, then report to the Housing Office. At this time applicants will be placed on a waiting list. Email application to firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information call (570) 615-7888.
Barracks rooms are available for Permanent Party Personnel, E-5 and below, who receive Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) without dependents. The rooms are in the typical 1+1design with a shared bathroom. All individual rooms are furnished, and include a refrigerator and microwave. There is also a full kitchen, lounge area with flat screen TV and DVD player, game room, and exercise room available. There are wireless and hard wired Internet services.
7.6 miles from Base
Mt. Pocono is a very small town near base.
12.7 miles from Base
Cresco is a very small town near base.
In Mount Pocono, the summers are comfortable and wet, the winters are freezing, and it is partly cloudy year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 17°F to 79°F and is rarely below 2°F or above 86°F.
The warm season lasts for 3.6 months, from May 27 to September 16, with an average daily high temperature above 69°F. The hottest day of the year is July 21, with an average high of 79°F and low of 61°F. The cold season lasts for 3.3 months, from December 1 to March 12, with an average daily high temperature below 41°F. The coldest day of the year is January 29, with an average low of 17°F and high of 31°F.
The wetter season lasts 4.3 months, from April 12 to August 20, with a greater than 31% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 40% on June 15. The drier season lasts 7.7 months, from August 20 to April 12. The smallest chance of a wet day is 21% on January 27.
The overall cost of living in Mt. Pocono, PA is 3% lower than the Pennsylvania average and 3% lower than the U.S. average. The following categories are used to calculate the overall cost of living index: goods/services (33%), housing (30%), groceries (13%), utilities (10%), transportation (9%) and health care (5%). From the list, it is clear that the categories of goods/services and housing are responsible for the largest portions of the overall cost of living index. As a general rule, everyday goods and services provide an accurate measure of the general cost of goods in any given city. In the case of Mt. Pocono, PA, the city’s goods and services are 1% higher than the Pennsylvania average and 1% higher than the U.S. average.
Tobyhanna Army Depot is located in the Pocono Mountains of northeastern Pennsylvania, in Monroe County. Some of the major cities in the region include Scranton, Wilkes-Barre and Hazleton. It is a short drive to New York City and Philadelphia, and the region offers year-round activities for the entire family.
There are countless recreation opportunities available at the area’s seven state parks, 18 waterfalls, 150 lakes, 170 river miles and the 70,000 acre Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area. Lake Wallenpaupack, the largest lake in the Poconos, covers 5,700 acres and has 52-miles of uninterrupted shoreline. The Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area is home to 25 miles of the Appalachian Trail. Enjoy year-round outdoor recreation including golf, boating and fishing, hunting, and skiing.
If you are a sports fan, you will enjoy watching the areas minor-league professional baseball and hockey teams: AAA Scranton-Wilkes Barre Yankees, Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs, and the Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguins. Outdoor venues and indoor theaters attract top entertainers and Broadway plays. The area hosts NASCAR races, casinos, and a wide variety of museums, historical sites, and shopping centers.