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Requesting Military Records:

As a veteran you are entitled to many benefits for serving in our nation's military. In order to take advantage of these benefits you will most likely need copies of your DD214, copies of your medical records, and copies of your personal military records. The following steps are meant to help you locate and obtain these military records.

If you want a copy of your DD214 it is recommended that you request them through the National Archives Veterans' Service Records website at: http://www.archives.gov/veterans/military-service-records/.

Veterans may also request their medical records and personal records at the National Archives Veterans' Service Records website, but these records may not be here if you are a veteran who served after 1994.

If you are a veteran who's a medical or personal record cannot be found at the National Archives, it is recommended that you request them from the VA Records Department which may be contacted at (314) 679-3730 or fax them at (314) 679-3731.

It is possible that your records may not be found at the VA Records Department. If this is the issue, you would then want to contact your respected military branches headquarters and request your medical and personal records. The contact information for a veteran's branch of service can be obtained from the VA Records Department using the contact numbers given above.