Military personnel records become available in the public domain 62 years after a military service member’s discharge, retirement or death. A veteran can access his own records, and the next of kin of a veteran can reque... More » Government & Politics Military

Navigate to the Veterans Service Records page of the National Archives website where you can submit a request for free DD-214 paperwork either online, by mail or by fax, as of December 2015. Request the DD-241 online usi... More » Government & Politics Military

Military veterans and the next of kin of deceased veterans can request personnel records, including separation documents, from the National Archives. Requests can be made by mail, fax or online using the eVetRecs system. More » Government & Politics Military
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