DD214 - Get a copy
REQUEST DD-214S ONLINE
The National Personnel Records Center (NPRC) in St. Louis has a new electronic method for veterans to obtain copies of I their discharge papers. Officially known as DD Form 214, or DD-214s, the documents can be requested at:
http://vetrecs.archives.gov/. NPRC designed the new online system to provide better service on these requests by eliminating the records center's mailroom processing time.
Individuals other than veterans or their next-of kin must complete Standard Form 180, Request Pertaining to Military Records, which also can be downloaded from the Web site.
NPRC archives millions of military personnel, health and medical records of discharged and deceased veterans of an services during the 20th century. Records prior to WWI are housed at the National Archives in Washington, D.C.
NPRC also stores medical treatment records of retirees from all services, as well as records for dependents and other persons treated at naval medical facilities. Information from the records is made available upon written request (with signature and date) to the extent allowed bhlaw.