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Aerial Port Of Embarkation

Definition/Scope: (FM 4-01.011) A station which serves as an authorized port to process and clear aircraft (scheduled, tactical, and ferried) and traffic for departure from the country in which located. (FM 1-02) An airfield for sustained air movement at which personnel and materiel board or are loaded aboard aircraft to initiate aerial movement. Aerial ports of embarkation may serve as ports of debarkation for return passengers and retrograde cargo shipments. JP 3-35 APOE operations are divided into four areas: marshaling area, alert holding area, call-forward area, and ready line/loading ramp area. Operating within these areas is the deploying unit, the A/DACG, the contingency response element, and the load teams. Movement and documentation of equipment and personnel to the APOE may be in preparation for movement by commercial charter aircraft. If this is the case, actions at the APOE will be IAW commercial carrier instructions and joint Federal travel regulations. It is designated an APOE by the supported combatant commander in coordination with USTRANSCOM. Reception at the APOE 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



Broader Terms:

Air Mobility Command
air movement
Kabul International Airport
Military Traffic Management Command
ports (facilities)
US Transportation Command, Combatant Command, Unified

Narrower Terms:

convoys (ground)
marshalling area

Related Terms:

Aerial Port Of Debarkation
Evacuation control center
Kabul International Airport
mobilization station
personnel replacement center
railroad transportation

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