Aerial Port Of Debarkation
Definition/Scope: An APOD is an airfield that has been designated for the sustained air movement of personnel and materiel, to serve as an authorized port for entrance into or departure from the country in which it is located. It is designated an APOD by the supported combatant commander in coordination with USTRANSCOM. Reception at the APOD is coordinated by the senior logistics commander and executed by (an Air Force) tanker airlift control element (TALCE), a port movement control team (port MCT), an arrival/departure airfield control group (A/DACG), or both, depending upon the magnitude of the operations.
Used For:aerial pod
Broader Terms:Air Mobility Command
Narrower Terms:air movements
Related Terms:Aerial Port Of Embarkation