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Rep. Cartwright named co-Chair of House Military Depot Caucus

Times Leader

U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright, D-Moosic, and U.S. Rep. Blake Moore, R-Utah, have been named Co-Chairs of the bipartisan House Military Depot and Industrial Facilities Caucus and delivered remarks at this week’s Army Depot Caucus Breakfast on Capitol Hill.

The Congressional leaders were also briefed by Gen. Charles R. Hamilton, Commanding General of the Army Materiel Command, on the Army’s Organic Industrial Base (OIB) modernization plan and the critical role it plays in ensuring Army readiness.

The OIB manufactures, resets and maintains Army equipment, providing critical materiel and sustainment support to war-fighters across the Joint Force.

The Army’s industrial base is made up of 23 depots, arsenals and ammunition plants, including Tobyhanna Army Depot in Monroe County.

“Today’s increasingly complex and unstable global environment reinforces, more than ever, the importance of synchronizing and integrating our military’s capabilities and resources so that our Nation can rapidly respond to any threat,” Cartwright said. “Our depots, arsenals and ammunitions plants are the most important element of military readiness and in my district, the hardworking men and women at Tobyhanna Army Depot toil tirelessly to keep the American war fighter equipped with the best technology.

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