• Featured Content in Military Records Space

    World War II Submarine War Patrol Reports   CLOSED - Vietnam War-era U.S. Navy & Coast Guard Deck Logs for Digitization Project   WWII Military Unit Records at the National Archives   Researchin...
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  • An explanation of what a DD-256 is along with an image of it

    A Form DD 256 is a certificate of honorable discharge utilized by the U.S. Department of Defense and the different branches of military service. An honorable discharge occurs when a service person successfully complet...
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  • Navy All Hands Magazine Article About History of Service Serial Numbers

    This short article appeared in the January 1955 issue of the Navy's Bureau of Naval Personnel publication All Hands.  It provides an interesting explanation about military members' service number, from a naval pe...
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  • The Flying Tigers: A List of Archival Resources

    Are you researching the Flying Tigers (the American Volunteer Group) of World War II? If so, this list may be of help in locating archival repositories with relevant records.
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  • Records For Veterans-Gathering Evidence for Claims & Benefits

    The link here :Records for Veterans: Gathering Evidence for Claims and Benefits (2016 Dec. 8) - YouTube The link here: This is a video presentation that was created by Deborah Powe, Michelle Brown & Susan Gillett....
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  • Can a veteran get a military ID card?

    A veteran can acquire a military ID card, if they are retired from the military or a disabled vet with a rating of 10% or more. If the person does not fall into these two categories, then they are not allowed to recei...
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  • What is a Cold War Certificate and how to obtain it?

    Under the 1998 National Defense Authorization Act, the Secretary of Defense approved awarding Cold War Recognition Certificates to all members of the armed forces and qualified federal government civilian personnel wh...
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  • Presidential Memorial Certificates to honor deceased Veterans

    Veterans & their families who would like to display the Presidential Certificate from the current President to their deceased loved ones who served in the military, the Presidential Memorial Certificates is a phen...
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  • Information About Veterans Preference & Wartime Service

    The following information is an excerpt from NARA's National Personnel Records Center(NPRC) website that explains eligibility for Veterans Preference:   War Service Creditable for Veterans Preference In the abs...
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  • Court Martial Records

    If Army veterans or researchers need information about requesting copies of court-martial records, they can contact the US Army Legal Services Agency based at Ft. Belvoir, VA.  This office handles FOIA requests f...
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  • How to order replacement Dogtags

    How to order replacement military dog tags?   Contrary to popular belief, once you are issued your dog tags from your branch of service that is the only set you will receive from the military. If you would like ...
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  • How to return a Veteran's Dog Tags

    According to The American War Library, found dog tags aren't the property of the finder or the person identified on the tags. The dog tags still belong to the U.S. government. By law, all found military items must be ...
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  • Cold War Certificate Veterans & Federal Workers between the years Sept. 2, 1945 through Dec. 26, 1991

    Thousands of veterans and current service members are eligible for the Cold War Recognition Certificate, also known as the Cold War Medal, but have never applied for it -- even though it's easy. Many surviving family ...
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  • Eligibility for Burial

    Persons Eligible for Burial in a National Cemetery The National Cemetery Scheduling Office has the primary responsibility for verifying eligibility for burial in VA national cemeteries.  A determination of eligib...
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  • How to get a burial flag?

    A United States flag is provided, at no cost, to drape the casket or accompany the urn of a deceased Veteran who served honorably in the U. S. Armed Forces. It is furnished to honor the memory of a Veteran’s mil...
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  • Birth on US Military Base or Facility

    People born on a United States military facility outside of the United States should contact: American Citizens Born Abroad Department of State Correspondence Branch Suite 510 1111 19th Street NW Washington, D...
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  • Birth on United States Military Base Overseas

    If your parent/parents served in the military, and you were born overseas, how could you acquire your birth certificate? Birth on US Military Base or Facility People born on a United States military facility outside o...
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