Military Records are in the custody of the National Personnel Records Center (NPRC) in St. Louis. To request a copy of a DD-214 or other records, an individual must provide
- Veteran’s complete name used while in the service
- Service number
- Social security number
- Branch of service
- Inclusive dates of service
- Sate and place of birth
ALL Requests must be sent to:
National Personnel Records Center
Military Personnel Records
1 Archives Drive
St. Louis, MO 63138
DD-214's are now also available online. The National Personnel Records Center has provided the following website for veterans to access their DD-214 online: (Copy the link below, paste it into your web address line and hit return)
All requests for records must be signed and dated by the veteran or next-of-kin. If the veteran is deceased, a copy of the death certificate must accompany a request.
Note: A fire at the Records Center on 12 July 1973 destroyed a major portion of records of Army personnel who were discharged between 1912 and 1959, as well as Air Force personnel records for the period 1947 through 1963 with surnames Hubbard through Z. If the veteran suspects that his or her records may have been involved in the 1973 fire at NPRC, a request should also include; place of discharge, last unit of assignment, and place of entry into the service.