Lower than the average for all major U.S. cities. Base Operator: 570-615-7000 or 800-892-0502.
Tobyhanna Army Depot is the largest industrial employer in Northeastern PA. The Depot has received numerous awards for excellence in manufacturing.
Defense Service Network (DSN) Dialing Instructions
The DSN is the provider of long-distance communications service for the Department of Defense (DoD). Every installation has a special DSN number and the numbers vary by world-wide location. In order to place a call using DSN, the caller must be using a military phone on an installation. Cell phones cannot dial DSN numbers. When dialing a DSN number from a United States installation to another United States installation, it is unnecessary to dial the DSN 312 area code. When dialing a DSN number to/from overseas locations, the DSN area code must be included. The operator can be reached at commercial (719) 567-1110. Please note that long distance charges may be incurred.
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.
The depot has served our nation for more than 60 years, opening on February 1, 1953. The US Army has maintained a nearly continuous presence in Tobyhanna since 1912, when the site was first used as a field artillery training camp. Other uses include a Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) camp, artillery training of West Point cadets, and in World War II as a prisoner-of-war camp and storage point for gliders used in the D-Day landings at Normandy in 1944. For a more detailed history, go to the Tobyhanna Army Depot homepage.
Growth rate -.09% according to the most recent United States census data
The largest employer in northeastern Pennsylvania, TYAD employs approximately 3,000 civilians, contractors, tenants and military personnel. Services are not only provided to the employees and the military personnel, but to their families as well. In addition to these numbers, TYAD also services approximately 7,800 National Guard and Reserve and their families.
Tobyhanna Army Depot (TYAD) is located in the Pocono Mountains of northeastern Pennsylvania, in Monroe County. The Pocono Mountains span four counties (Carbon, Monroe, Pike and Wayne) and total 2,400 square miles. Major cities in the region include Scranton, Wilkes-Barre and Hazleton. The region is a short drive from New York City and Philadelphia and offers year-round activities for the entire family. Countless recreation opportunities are 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.
The region offers year-round outdoor recreation from golf, boating and fishing to hunting and skiing. The area is also home to minor-league professional sports including the AAA Scranton-Wilkes Barre Yankees and Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs baseball teams, and the American Hockey League’s Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguins. Outdoor venues and indoor theaters attract top entertainers and Broadway plays. The area hosts two NASCAR races annually, casino gambling and a wide variety of museums and historical sites. Major shopping centers are located throughout the region. Smaller shopping areas and craft and antique stores are scattered across the region. Northeastern Pennsylvania is served by an outstanding highway network that includesI-476, I-80, I-81, I-84 and I-78.
The base operator's phone number is 570-615-7000 or 800-892-0502.
Wilkes Barre/Scranton International Airport (approximately 29 miles from depot) and the Lehigh Valley International Airport (approximately 40 miles from the depot) are the airports in the area that service the installation.
Ground transportation from both airports include: car rentals, and taxi/limo services.
Driving from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport
From Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport take I-81 North (approx. 10 miles)to I-380 South (approx. 22 miles). Exit 8 from I-380 takes you directly into the depot.
Driving from Lehigh Valley International Airport
From Lehigh Valley International Airport take Route 22 East (10 miles) to Route 33 North (25 miles) to I-80 West to I-380 North (15 miles). Take Exit 8 off I-380, turn right on Route 423. At light, turn left on Route 611. 1/2 mile turn right to depot.
You will see the Visitors Control Center on the right, just prior to the Main Entrance. If you have a Military ID, you may proceed directly to the Main Entrance. If you do not, you must stop and register at the Visitors Control Center.
Currently, there is no base transportation on this installation.