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Building a NEO Kit

A woman is shown with her NEO kit.To be fully prepared for any emergency, your family should have one or more emergency kits that include enough supplies for at least three days. Keep a kit prepared at home and consider also having kits in your car, at work, and a portable version in your home ready to take with you. If you are stationed OCONUS, there are some special items, particularly important documents that can serve as proof of citizenship, that you should be sure to include in your kit in case of a noncombatant evacuation order.

110413-N-OM503-011 Photo by: Petty Officer 1st Class Kim McLendon

What to Pack

In Hand-Carried Luggage

  • ID cards (military or U.S. Government)
  • Passports for all travelers (visa, if required, as well)
  • Birth certificates
  • Marriage certificates
  • Naturalization certificates, citizenship papers (as applicable)
  • Alien Registration Card (FmI 551) (as applicable)
  • Power of attorney (family care plan/spousal needs, as applicable)
  • Last will and testament
  • Financial records (checkbook/bank books/credit cards/tax record/current bills, etc.)        
  • Insurance policies (car, life, health, etc.)
  • Completed Repatriation Processing Center Processing Sheet (DD Form 2585)
  • Request and Authorization for TDY Travel of DOD Personnel (DD Form 1610)
  • Copies of PCS orders authorizing family to be in endangered country (validates command-sponsorship, and for civilians, return transportation agreement)
  • Employment documents: resume, latest pay voucher, latest performance evaluation
  • Medical records (Immunization, copies of important medical and dental records)
  • 30-Day supply of prescription medications
  • School records for children/adult evacuees (transcripts, test scores, etc.)
  • Record of Emergency Data (DD Form 93)
  • Vehicle registration/title/U.S. driver’s license
  • Personal property inventory with photos (DD Form 1701—includes household goods)
  • Emergency Payment Authorization (DA Form 1337)
  • Money for emergency use (suggest U.S. $100 minimum cash and some foreign currency

In Backpack/Small Suitcase

  • Lightweight, high-energy, packaged food for all travelers (sufficient to keep you going—if not satiated—for three days
  • Baby toiletries (diapers, etc.) three-day supply
  • Personal toilet articles (toothbrush, toothpaste, etc.
  • Feminine hygiene articles
  • First aid kit
  • Flashlight with extra batteries
  • Extra clothing 
  • Blankets (seasonal)

What to Wear

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Comfortable clothing, including long pants in all seasons. 
  • Several layers of clothing in colder months.

Set your own course through any hazard: stay informed, make a plan, build a kit.
Live Ready Marine Corps.

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