Unfortunately, since Afghanistan is a landlocked country, cargo items requiring sealift must be unloaded at a sea port of debarkation
in another country and transported via railways or trucks into Afghanistan.
The DOD program known as Agile Transportation for the 21 st Century (AT21) is set to release 11 operational capabilities by July 2012 that will individually and collectively improve TRANSCOM and its components' ability to provide timely, best-value delivery from the port of embarkation (POE) to the port of debarkation
According to the mission statement, JTF-PO provides the capability to rapidly establish and initially operate a port of debarkation
and conduct cargo handling and movement operations in support of contingency operations.
(23) For an aerial port of debarkation
(APOD), the Air Force operates the off-loading ramp area.
The 21st TSC MCTs managed both the rail operations and the aerial port of debarkation
, an air terminal where troops, units, military-sponsored personnel, unit equipment, and materiel unloaded.
Today, we build ad hoc support organizations to execute aerial and sea port of debarkation
operations, and we depend on forces from several organizations to establish the theater sustainment base.
By spending an extra day in the port of debarkation
, you won't have to compete with all the other arriving cruise-ship passengers attempting to get to the airport, and you'll get a chance to enjoy the day in your last port, said Royal Caribbean's Smith.
clear the port of debarkation
, which affects readiness and training.
However, USTRANSCOM's span of control or authority is limited to the transport from port of embarkation (POE) to the port of debarkation
(POD), and relies upon partnerships with our service, Defense Logistics Agency (DLA), General Services Administration (GSA), as well as the Combatant Command (COCOM) theater transporters and commercial transportation providers, to impact the total supply chain.
The RPOEs perform USTRANSCOM's mission to deploy quickly in a crisis or contingency operation in order to clear the Air Port of Debarkation
and Sea Port of Debarkation
for follow-on personnel and equipment.
As a result of game play, the DDC proved to be an invaluable asset to the CCDR by providing uninterrupted sustainment flow from the seaport of debarkation (SPOD) and the aerial port of debarkation
(APOD) in support of ground, naval, and air operations.