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Vets Can Request Some Records Online

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The National Personnel Records Center (NPRC) and the National Archives have a website designed to help veterans and next-of-kin access military records more easily.  The website address is http://www.archives.gov/veterans/.  At this website, you can request veterans records, including DD Form214 and SF-180.

Here's a short video talking about the veterans records services offered:

 

To see how it worked, I tried to request my father's records. The website warns that it only works in Internet Explorer and it is true!  I was easily able to navigate the system once I switched to Internet Explorer.

I hope that some of you find this useful.  It is frustrating when you need a particular document and you don't have months to wait for it to arrive.  According to the website, 92% of DD214 request are being filled within two weeks.  That's a lot of shorter wait!

 

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