How to get your DD-214
AVVBA and prospective AVVBA Members,
Here is some helpful information regarding retrieval of your DD-214’s. Please feel free to share with veteran friends who are seeking help with their DD-214’s.
DD-214s are now online
The National Personnel Records Center has provided the following Website for veterans to gain access to their DD-214’s online:
http://vetrecs.archives.gov/, or try
This resource may be particularly helpful when a veteran needs a copy of his DD-214 for employment purposes, not just membership in AVVBA. The NPRC is working to make it easier for veterans with computers and Internet access to obtain copies of documents from their military files.
Military veterans and the next of kin of deceased former military members may now use this new online military personnel records system to request documents. Others who need documents must still complete the Standard Form 180, which can be downloaded from the online Website.
Because the requester will be asked to supply all information essential for NPRC to process the request, delays that normally occur when NPRC has to ask veterans for additional information will be minimized.
The new Web-based application was designed to provide better service on these requests, by eliminating the records centers mailroom and processing time.
Please pass this information on to former military personnel you may know and their dependents.