What is POD?

The Point of Delivery (POD) Program is a subcomponent of the Training Support System. Enterprise (TSSE),Training Information Infrastructure (TII) Program, which also includes the Army Training Information System (ATIS). PODs provide digital resources (networks, computers, laptops) for Active and Reserve Component Soldiers that enable access to critical training and education necessary to gain/sustain skills in support of Army readiness. PODS are especially critical to Soldiers in austere locations where there is very limited to no access to training and education materials.

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Our Mission

To provide fixed and mobile POD capabilities that enable access to Army training and education for Active Component, US Army Reserve, and Army National Guard Soldiers at homestation and while deployed in support of readiness.

Digital Training Facility

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DTFs are fixed, networked capabilities that provide access to individual, mandatory, and command directed distributed learning (DL) courses and materials to Active and Reserve Soldiers at no cost. They are especially critical to Soldiers that may not have access to home or office computers, broadband transmission, or video teleconferencing. DTFs also support unit training, including the Battle Staff NCO Course and other leadership courses. They include a contracted, on-site DTF Manager (a local DA civilian provides oversight) to perform DTF hardware/software maintenance and facilitate training in DTFs, as required.

Mobile Digital Training Facility

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MDTFs are designed to support US Army Reserve (USAR) Soldiers, providing access to training and education at their location. MDTFs have a smaller footprint than DTFs and do not include DTFM support, but they provide much of the same capabilities at no cost to the unit. Soldiers can access mandatory and command-directed DL as well as Professional Military Education using the laptops and the video teleconferencing capability provided. MDTFs can also be used to support unit training.

Deployed Digital Training Campus

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DDTCs are compact, deployable training capabilities designed to be expeditionary, self-contained, tailorable, and able to operate within any geographic region, including areas where telecommunication infrastructures do not exist. They are available for unit deployments and surge training at no cost to the unit. Once deployed, DDTCs provide Soldier access to training and education when and where they need it. Deploying Battalions or Brigades will need to contact their higher headquarters as they are readying for deployment. To request a DDTC, send an email to Frank Anderson or PDM-ATIS - Product Manager.

Distributed Learning Classroom

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ARNG DLCs are Federally-provided and funded, State-managed assets located in communities nationwide at ARNG unit home stations. The ARNG currently has 410 ARNG DLCs nationwide, which includes 314 Fixed DLCs (FDLCs), 46 Mobile DLCs (MDLCs), and 50 Mobile DLC-Lites (MDLC-Ls). ARNG DLCs are unique among the PODs because they have three purposes: 1) Support military training, 2) Enhance mission command, and 3) Provide "shared use" for authorized Joint, Interagency, Intergovernmental, and Community (JIIC) organizations and individuals.

Security and Privacy Notice

  1. The The Point of Delivery (POD) is provided as a Department of the Army service by the HQ Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) Army Training Support Center (ATSC.)
  2. Information presented on POD is considered private information and may not be distributed or copied unless otherwise specified. Use of appropriate byline/photo/image credits are requested.
  3. For site management, information is collected for statistical purposes. This government computer system uses software programs to create summary statistics, which are used for such purposes as assessing what information is of most and least interest, determining technical design specifications, and identifying system performance or problem areas.
  4. For site security purposes and to ensure that this service remains available to all authorized users, this government computer system employs software programs to monitor network traffic, to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage.
  5. Except for authorized law enforcement investigations, no other attempts are made to identify individual users or their usage habits. Raw data logs are used for no other purposes and are scheduled for regular destruction in accordance with National Archives and Records Administration guidelines.
  6. Unauthorized attempts to upload information or change information on this service are strictly prohibited and may be punishable under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986 and the National Information Infrastructure Protection Act.
  7. If you have any questions or comments about the information presented here, please forward them to us using the Army Training Help Desk (ATHD).
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