sent with the mailguard. The triplicate is maintained as
a suspense copy by the dispatching activity. Once the
mail has been delivered and signed for, the receiving
MPO keeps the original. The signed duplicate is
returned with the mailguard to the office of dispatch
and becomes the record file copy. The triplicate copy
can then be destroyed.
Prepare DD Form 1372 neatly and legibly, using a
ballpoint pen (black ink), typewriter, or computer. All
weights must be expressed in kilogramsÕto the nearest
tenth of a kilo.
Do not erase errors made on this form. Make
necessary corrections with one straight line through
the incorrect information, initial the correction, and
enter the correct information. No more than one or two
corrections should be made on the form. If more
corrections are required, a new form should be
Prepare DD Form 1372 as follows:
Block 1: Enter the dispatching activitys APO/FPO
Block 2: Leave blank.
Enter the receiving activitys APO/FPO
Block 4: Leave blank.
Block 5: Enter the current date (YY/MM/DD).
Enter the local time that the mail is
Block 7 through 13: Enter in the respective columns the
number of pieces and weight (in kilograms) for each
category of mail.
First-Class MM letter trays will be listed
separately in block 12.
Block 14: Enter the total number of pieces and total
Block 15: Enter an X in the box that describes the
type of transport.
Block 16: Enter flight number, or tail/side number, if
Block 17: Enter train number, if applicable.
Enter the side number or license plate
number of the truck, if applicable.
Block 19: Enter the number of the outside (door) seal
for the truck container.
Block 20: Signature and grade of the dispatcher. At an
FMC the section leader normally completes this.
Block 21: Signature of the mailguard or truck driver if a
mailguard is not used.
NOTE: Blocks 22 through 25 are left blank. These
blocks are completed by the receiving activity.
DD FORM 1384 (TCMD)
DD Form 1384 TCMD (see figures 9-18 and
9-19) is a multipurpose form used when transporting
any item within the DOD transportation network. This
form is used when manifesting mail for transport by
Air Mobility Command (AMC) or Military Sealift
Command (MSC) assets.
Manifest APO and FPO mail separately. List all
classes and types of mail on the same form with the
exception of registered mail. Prepare a separate form
to manifest registered mail.
For a single shipment of ordinary mail, complete
blocks 1 through 23 as applicable.
NOTE: When completing blocks of the TCMD that
require a date entry, enter the Julian date, unless
Prepare DD Form 1384 as follows:
Block 1: Document Identification: Always enter TG-1.
Block 2: Container number: Leave blank.
Block 3: Consignor (dispatching activity): Enter the
APO/FPO number preceded by a 0", or the six letter
abbreviation of the postal activity. For example, if the
mail is being dispatched from the London AMT APO
AE 09463, then you write either 009463 or LONAMT.
Block 4: Commodity-Special Hdlg: Enter U-1 or
Block 5: Air dimension: Leave blank.
POE (Port of embarkation):
three-letter airport code identifying the dispatching
activity (e.g., LON).
POD (Port of debarkation):
three-letter airport code identifying the terminal
servicing the receiving activity (e.g., FRA).
Block 8: Mode of Shipment: Enter the letter F.
Block 9: Type Pack: Enter PC.