How to Fill out DD Form 1701?
The DD 1701 requires the service member to provide their name, their home and duty phone numbers, the date of filing the form and the destination of the shipment. The form lists most common household items, furniture, cutlery, elements of decor and equipment and provides extra space for listing additional articles.
Service members are required to provide the measurements for the items (in cubic feet), list the total quantity of every item and calculate the total measurements. The estimated total weight of the shipment must be provided at the bottom of the form.
The second page of the DD 1701 lists all appliances that need to be serviced identifying them by type, make and year. The form also proved space for listing up to six items to be withdrawn from the shipment and placed in temporary storage if the total weight exceeds administrative restrictions.
The DD Form 1701 is a part of a series of forms that U.S. service members need to have on-hand in the event of an evacuation or repatriation when deployed overseas. Related forms include the following:
- The DD Form 1797 (Personal Property Counseling Checklist) is used for briefing service members on the movement of their personal property.
- The EA Form 741-E (Personal Property Record) is used to document valuable items in a shipment of household goods.
- The DD Form 2258 (Temporary Mail Disposition Instructions) is a form used for redirecting service members' mail to a new address in case of a PCS or travel.