2 Replies Latest reply on Sep 3, 2021 11:39 AM by Elliot Schneider

    Need to request a copy of my DD-214

    steve hall Newbie

      Hello, I need to request a copy of my DD-214. Please advise.

        • Re: Need to request a copy of my DD-214
          Charlie Busch Adventurer

          Dear Mr. Hall,

          Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!

           

          We suggest that you request a copy of your Official Military Personnel File (OMPF). OMPFs for those who served in the U.S. Armed Forces and who were separated from the service before October 2002 are in the custody of NARA's National Personnel Records Center (NPRC) in St. Louis. In many cases where Army and Air Force personnel records were destroyed in the 1973 fire, proof of service can be provided from other records such as morning reports, payrolls, and military orders, and a certificate of military service will be issued. Navy and Marine Corps OMPFs were not affected by the fire. Please complete a GSA Standard Form 180 and mail it to NARA's National Personnel Records Center, (Military Personnel Records), 1 Archives Drive, St. Louis, MO  63138-1002. Veterans and their next of kin also may use eVetRecs to request records. See eVetRecs Help for instructions.

           

          Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, NPRC will continue servicing requests ONLY associated with medical treatments, burials, homeless veterans seeking admittance to a homeless shelter, and those involving the VA Home Loan program. If your request is urgent, please see Emergency Requests and Deadlines. Please refrain from submitting non-emergency requests such as replacement medals, administrative corrections, or records research until NPRC returns to pre-COVID staffing levels.  Please check archives.gov/veterans for updates to the NPRC operating hours and status. We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your understanding and patience.

           

          Official Military Personnel File (OMPF) for those who served in the U.S. Armed Forces and were separated after September 30, 2002 (Army); after September 30, 2004 (Air Force); after 1994 (Navy); and after 1998 (Marine Corps) are available in electronic format via https://milconnect.dmdc.osd.mil/milconnect/.

           

          We hope this is helpful.

           

          • Re: Need to request a copy of my DD-214
            Elliot Schneider Ranger

            Steve,

             

            Please see the following message from their website. https://www.archives.gov/veterans/military-service-records

             

            Temporary Reduction in Onsite Operations at the National Personnel Records Center (NPRC) in St. Louis

             

             

            Due to the resurgence of COVID-19 infection in the local communities, the NPRC is operating at a reduced capacity. As of August 2, 2021, the NPRC has reduced its on-site staffing to 10 percent of the workforce. While we remain in this state, we will continue to service emergency requests associated with medical treatments, burials, and homeless veterans trying to gain admittance to a homeless shelter. Please refrain from submitting non-emergency requests such as replacement medals, administrative corrections, or records research until we return to pre-COVID staffing levels.

             

             

            Additionally, I would try alternate sources local and state veterans service offices depending on if you ever filled for state benefits or you may have recorded your DD214 with the state or local county recorder office where you reside.