Patients having, or suspected of having, diseases
or injuries of the musculoskeletal system, or
residuals thereof, for which surgical treatment is
indicated. Also included are conditions which
require reconstruction of deformed extremities and
diseases or injuries of bones and joints.
3-19. DD FORM 600 (PATIENT'S BAGGAGE TAG)
DD Form 600 (see figure 3-8) is prepared for and firmly affixed to each piece of
baggage which will move with the patient traveling by military common carrier in the same
train, aircraft, or vessel as the patient. When a patient's journey is made in several
stages, one baggage tag per piece of baggage serves through all stages of the journey,
even though the patient is moved by more than one military common carrier. Identification
which will show the patient's full name, social security number, grade, organization,
present station, destination, and home address is placed inside the patient's
unaccompanied baggage. Patient's baggage tag are NOT used for patient's baggage
not moving in the train, aircraft, or vessel with the patient. Such baggage is moved as
ordinary unaccompanied traveler's baggage in accordance with current directives.
a. Responsibility. DD Forms 600 are prepared and firmly affixed to baggage by
the medical treatment facility preparing a patient for the first stage of his journey. For
patients being moved from medical treatment facilities by other than those of the United
States military services, the carrier's medical personnel prepare the forms.
b. Originating Carrier. Enter the designation of the military common carrier (for
example, "MAC" and "MSC") which will accept the patient at the beginning of the journey.
c. Patients, Grade, Social Security Number. These entries are largely self-
explanatory. The symbol "NA" (not applicable) is used under "Grade" and "Service
Number" when the patient is a civilian.
d. Originating Medical Facility. Enter the designation and location (or APO) of
the medical treatment facility preparing the patient's baggage tag.
e. Originating Terminal. The medical treatment facility preparing the baggage
tag enters the designation of the carrier's terminal at which the first stage of the patient's