Tool Crib supports depot missions
April 23, 2013
TOBYHANNA ARMY DEPOT, Pa. -- Bob Laporte, a tool and parts attendant here, re-stocks one of the six tool vending machines located throughout the depot. Laporte works in the depot's Tool Crib Branch. Tool Crib personnel maintain tools and test, measurement and diagnostic equipment (TMDE) for more than 3,500 depot employees. This includes issuing and calibration records for more than 14,000 pieces of TMDE, filling requests for temporary duty requirements, process tool kits, maintaining six tool vending machines throughout the depot and operating the main HAZMAT pharmacy. Tool Crib personnel annually issue hundreds of process tool kits and manage personal protective equipment for all depot requirements. Tool units located in the branch hold thousands of hand and power tools along with test, measurement and diagnostic equipment. Tobyhanna Army Depot is the Defense Department's largest center for the repair, overhaul and fabrication of a wide variety of electronics systems and components, from tactical field radios to the ground terminals for the defense satellite communications network. Tobyhanna's missions support all branches of the Armed Forces.