AF Form 1297 Instructions
Air Force custodians will have users sign a hand receipt - AF IMT Form 1297, Temporary Issue Receipt - for all accountable information technology (IT) assets in the user's possession or IT assets they use on a regular basis. A copy of the signed hand receipt will be maintained in the custodian's records until the IT assets are returned by the user. The hand receipts will be used to validate the equipment location during annual or ECOdirected inventories. The user will also maintain a copy of the hand receipt as proof of transfer of custodial responsibility to the user. The digital signatures may be used in lieu of the handwritten signatures. The digitally signed emails may be used as proof to revalidate equipment location and status during inventories.
The hand receipts include this form, a digitally signed electronic hand receipt, or a digital signature in an automated system. If the AF 1297 is not used, the hand receipt or automated system must state, "I acknowledge receipt of and responsibility in accordance with AFI 23-111 for the items described below and will return them by the return date indicated." All hand receipts must be signed and contain the signer's contact information.
How to Fill out AF Form 1297?
The hand receipt starts with the signer acknowledging receipt of and responsibility in accordance with the AFI 23-11 for the items in the form. The signer pledges to return the aforementioned items by the return date indicated. The form includes the signature, name, grade, and organization, the duty phone, who and when issued the form, the organization account number, return date, stock number, description of the item, unit of issues, and quantity.