1 Reply Latest reply on Jan 20, 2022 11:03 AM by Jason Atkinson

    Searching for husband's DD-214

    Gwendolyn Shaw Newbie

      I am seeking to find my late husband's DD-214. Could you help me in my search?

        • Re: Searching for husband's DD-214
          Jason Atkinson Guide

          Dear Ms. Shaw,

           

          Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!

           

          If your request is urgent, please see Emergency Requests and Deadlines for Burial Requests: 

           

          • If your burial request involves interment at a Department of Veterans Affairs National Cemetery, please contact the National Cemetery Scheduling Office at 800-535-1117 or visit the National Cemetery Administration website. They will contact us, and we work directly with the Veterans Affairs staff to obtain records to verify service for burial benefits.
          • If the veteran will not be interred at a National Cemetery, the requester may fax the SF-180 (including signature of the next of kin and proof of death) to the Customer Service Team at 314-801-0764.

           

          If your request is NOT an emergency, we suggest that you request a copy of his Official Military Personnel File (OMPF). OMPFs for those who served in the U.S. Armed Forces and who were separated from the service through the 1990s or 2000s (depending on branch of service) 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.

           

          OMPFs for those who served in the U.S. Army and the Army Reserves since October 2002 are in the custody of the U. S. Army Human Resources Command, ATTN: AHRC-PDR-VIB, 1600 Spearhead Division Avenue, Department 420, Fort Knox, KY 40122-5402. The telephone number is 1-888-276-9472; email address is askhrc.army@us.army.mil; and the website is www.hrc.army.mil. They also are available in electronic format via https://milconnect.dmdc.osd.mil/milconnect/.

           

          OMPFs of enlisted men and officers of the U.S. Navy who were separated from the service after 1994 are located at the Navy Personnel Command (PERS-313), 5720 Integrity Drive, Millington, TN 38055-3130. Please see the Navy's How to Request Navy OMPF Records and for more information, please review the Navy's webpage: Ordering and Reviewing Your OMPF. They also are available in electronic format via https://milconnect.dmdc.osd.mil/milconnect/.

           

          OMPFs for discharged, retired, or deceased U.S. Marine Corps personnel after December 31, 1998 are in the custody of the U.S. Marine Corps.  To request these records, please mail a completed GSA Standard Form 180 to Headquarters, U.S. Marine Corps, Manpower Management Support Branch (MMRP-10), 2008 Elliot Road, Quantico, VA 22134-5030. They also are available in electronic format via https://milconnect.dmdc.osd.mil/milconnect/.

           

          OMPFs for those who separated/retired from the U.S. Air Force on or after October 1, 2004 or who are actively serving (including National Guard), please complete a GSA Standard Form 180 request for personnel records. The form may be emailed to Air Force Personnel Center (AFPC/DP1OR Military Records Incoming) at dpsomp.incoming@us.af.mil; faxed to 210-565-3124 (DSN 665-3124); or mailed to the Air Force Personnel Center, HQ AFPC/DPSIRP, 550 C Street West, Suite 19, Randolph Air Force Base, TX 78150-4721. They also are available in electronic format via https://milconnect.dmdc.osd.mil/milconnect/.

           

          For OMPFs of the personnel of the U.S. Coast Guard who were separated from service after September 2006, please sent a completed GSA Standard Form 180 to the Commander; Personnel Service Center; (BOPS-C-MR) MS7200; U.S. Coast Guard; 2703 Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue, SE; Washington, DC 20593-7200. For questions, please email MR_CustomerService@uscg.mil

           

          We hope this is helpful.