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Access DD-214 On-Line - (Site for REQUESTING records)
Focus on Freedom ^ | 14 Aug 2005

Posted on 08/14/2005 8:02:56 AM PDT by hombre_sincero

Access DD-214 On-Line

 

eVetRecs: Request Copies of Military Personnel Records
National Archives

Info - you can now access your DD-214 on-line. Please pass this information on to retired military personnel you may know.

The National Personnel Records Center has provided the following website for veterans to access their DD-214 online:
http://vetrecs.archives.gov

This may be particularly helpful when a veteran needs a copy of his DD-214 for employment purposes. Please see the details below.

The National Personnel Records Center 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 a new online military personnel records system to request documents. Other individuals with a need for documents must still complete the Standard Form 180 which can be downloaded from the online web site.

The new web-based application was designed to provide better service on these requests by eliminating the records center's mailroom processing time.

Also, 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.

Veterans and next of kin may access this application at:

http://vetrecs.archives.gov


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government
KEYWORDS: armedforces; military; veteran

1 posted on 08/14/2005 8:02:56 AM PDT by hombre_sincero
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To: hombre_sincero
Good info. I keep my 214 in a safe.


2 posted on 08/14/2005 8:08:51 AM PDT by darkwing104 (Let's get dangerous)
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To: hombre_sincero

Info - you can now access records on line - NOT

You can not access records on line. You can fill out a request on line and they will send you one. Geen there, done that.


3 posted on 08/14/2005 8:09:58 AM PDT by PeteB570
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To: darkwing104

Thanks for the info. just requested mine again lost the other copies.


4 posted on 08/14/2005 8:10:21 AM PDT by Tamatoa (Surfer)
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To: PeteB570

Been not Geen, need more coffee


5 posted on 08/14/2005 8:10:45 AM PDT by PeteB570
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To: hombre_sincero

Bookmarked.


6 posted on 08/14/2005 8:13:25 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: PeteB570
You're right - I'll just pass the blame to a USN Capt (ret) who sent me the info ;>)

Just kidding!

Veterans and Next-of-Kin can request copies of DD-214's on line and they will be sent AFTER signature verification per

Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a) that requires that all requests for records and information be submitted in writing. Each request must be signed and dated by the veteran or next of kin.
7 posted on 08/14/2005 8:16:37 AM PDT by hombre_sincero
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To: hombre_sincero
How cool! I haven't seen mine in decades. I'll check it out. Thanks.

Nam Vet

8 posted on 08/14/2005 8:21:24 AM PDT by Nam Vet (There are two theories to arguing with women. Neither one works.)
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To: hombre_sincero
Veterans and Next-of-Kin can request copies of DD-214's on line and they will be sent AFTER signature verification...

I did all this and received notification that there was at least a 6 month backlog.

We'll see if they can get it right.

Probably not.

9 posted on 08/14/2005 8:22:28 AM PDT by OldSmaj (Hey Islam...I flushed a koran today and I let my dog pp on it first. Come get me, moon bats!)
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To: OldSmaj
I did all this and received notification that there was at least a 6 month backlog.

In my experience with the U.S. military personnel system, this is lightening speed.

10 posted on 08/14/2005 8:24:11 AM PDT by 68skylark
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To: hombre_sincero

Great- I'm down to my last 50 copies (in a box in the attic).


11 posted on 08/14/2005 8:29:24 AM PDT by fat city ("The nation that controls magnetism controls the world.")
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To: hombre_sincero

bookmark


12 posted on 08/14/2005 8:39:05 AM PDT by contemplator (Capitalism gets no Rock Concerts)
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To: hombre_sincero

bookmark


13 posted on 08/14/2005 8:41:13 AM PDT by contemplator (Capitalism gets no Rock Concerts)
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To: hombre_sincero

I tried this to get my fathers service records from WWII.
Army Air Corps.

It's been a looong time waiting.

The only thing avaiable online are the enlistment card data.

Since I don't know what wing or group that he served in, I'm down to waiting for his separation form as well.
He was a bomber pilot.
He was shot down, but evaded capture, and again I can't find an E&E report on it at Maxwell, but they are still looking.

I've posted on most of the online forums. - nobody knows him. you would think that he never existed.

It could take years, if ever, since the 73 fire in St. Louis destroyed most of the records.


14 posted on 08/14/2005 8:48:08 AM PDT by bill1952 ("All that we do is done with an eye towards something else.")
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To: OldSmaj

Hey OldSmaj;

Love your profile page


15 posted on 08/14/2005 8:49:49 AM PDT by PeteB570
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To: hombre_sincero

Thanks for the link. Took about five minutes to complete the form and fax the signature certification. Should get it in the mail and will bookmark this to let you know how long it took.


16 posted on 08/14/2005 8:52:38 AM PDT by Eastbound
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To: OldSmaj

With records fire years ago my records went up in smoke.


17 posted on 08/14/2005 8:53:36 AM PDT by cynicom
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To: bill1952

- nobody knows him?

Not hardly. The problem in the military is that people travel in a small circle of friends. A bomber crew would know each other but get outside the crew and each section of job specialties would no most of the same group. Gunners, Pilots R/T operators etc.

Somebody in a small ship may know most everybody (anybody out there from a DD, Etc?) A guy could have been known/remembered just by his nickname.

Keep looking, the info/links/reunions are out there somewhere


18 posted on 08/14/2005 8:56:48 AM PDT by PeteB570
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To: darkwing104

Hi, darkwing:

Good post. Good link.

Just copied the signature page(s). MY 214 is around the house somewhere. Doesn't hurt to have another copy handy.

Jack.


19 posted on 08/14/2005 9:06:43 AM PDT by Jack Deth (Knight Errant and Disemboweler of the WFTD Thread)
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To: PeteB570

Thanks Pete.

I'll keep looking, and waiting.
Funny that you should mention nicknames.

His crew called him "shoe."


20 posted on 08/14/2005 9:16:42 AM PDT by bill1952 ("All that we do is done with an eye towards something else.")
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To: hombre_sincero

I did this a few months ago and received it within 2 weeks.


21 posted on 08/14/2005 9:36:33 AM PDT by bfree (PC is BS)
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To: bill1952
My uncle was shot down also, surviving over a year in a POW camp. Try the link below. Perhaps you will find information the way I did for my uncle. There may be other groups with web sites now.

www.303rdbg.com

If you like, send me a Freepmail with info and I will take a quick look for you.

22 posted on 08/14/2005 10:53:13 AM PDT by William Tell
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To: hombre_sincero
Had mine recorded at the county courthouse when I got out of the Army. Can always get a notarized copy there if I really need one. So now I have three sources: from storage (forget it; it'd take a major archaeological expedition to dig it out and find it there), from the county courthouse (forget it; it's a major bureaucratic PITA), or from this site (much better, thank you!).

Actually, I think I've only needed to come up with a copy of my DD214 once during the last twenty years (to buy a gun in California, of all things!).

BTW, when I was in the Army, there was an old sergeant in a unit nearby who had served in WWII, was honorably discharged, but who had gotten drafted again during the Korea War because of a selective service snafu. Since he couldn't find his DD214 and thus couldn't prove he had ever served, he was drafted back into the Army to serve in Korea. Supposedly, this was not an uncommon occurrence. This particular fellow ended up making a career of it and served another 20 years.

So it's always good to have access to your DD214!!!

23 posted on 08/14/2005 11:27:46 AM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: PeteB570

No wonder I couldn't find my records. No nothing on me.


24 posted on 08/14/2005 11:49:33 AM PDT by TAquinas (Demographics has consequences.)
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To: hombre_sincero

Thank you, I need a copy haven't seen it in years.


25 posted on 08/14/2005 12:03:15 PM PDT by The Mayor ( Pray as if everything depends on God; work as if everything depends on you.)
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To: hombre_sincero

I scanned mine and saved it as a jpeg. Most employers accept it if it is sent electronically. (I'm looking for work right now, and have sent many copies this way).


26 posted on 08/14/2005 12:21:00 PM PDT by wyattearp (The best weapon to have in a gunfight is a shotgun - preferably from ambush.)
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To: hombre_sincero

Boy, I've had to go through the process before and it's a mess. They told me they didn't know if they had the records because thet had a FIRE that destroyed a bunch of records. Incompetent boobs.


27 posted on 08/14/2005 12:32:47 PM PDT by dljordan
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To: LibWhacker
This is so strange.
I remember my Father sitting at dinner saying the same thing. - They tried to draft him during the Korean conflict, but couldn't.

I never knew about such papers when I was a child, but I suppose that is how he proved his service.
He was quite indignant about it, as I remember.
28 posted on 08/14/2005 8:05:10 PM PDT by bill1952 ("All that we do is done with an eye towards something else.")
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To: dljordan
That would have been the fire at the Federal Records repository in St. Louis in 73?

80% or so of the records stored there are gone.

Maxwell AFB has a LOT of (missing) stuff for airmen, but it takes forever.
29 posted on 08/14/2005 8:10:33 PM PDT by bill1952 ("All that we do is done with an eye towards something else.")
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To: hombre_sincero

It’s been 7 years since this was first posted. There must be at least one Freeper out there looking for his DD-214. So, time for this to go...

BTTT


30 posted on 08/15/2012 10:58:16 AM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: hombre_sincero

USS Tracy (DD-214)

USS Tracy (DD-214/DM-19) was a Clemson-class destroyer in the United States Navy during World War II. She was the only ship named for Secretary of the Navy Benjamin Franklin Tracy.

Tracy was laid down on 3 April and launched on 13 August 1919 by the William Cramp and Sons' Shipyard, sponsored by Mrs. Frank B. Tracy, and commissioned on 9 March 1920, Commander Lawrence P. Treadwell in command.

Displacement 1,215 Tons, Dimensions, 314' 5" (oa) x 31' 8" x 9' 10" (Max)
Armament 4 x 4"/50, 1 x 3"/23AA, 12 x 21" tt..
Machinery, 26,500 SHP; Geared Turbines, 2 screws
Speed, 35 Knots, Crew 114

Laid down by Cramp, Philadelphia on April 3 1919.
Launched August 12 1919 and Commissioned March 9 1920.
Reclassified High Speed Minesweeper DM-19 June 30 1937.
Decommissioned January 16 1946.
Stricken February 7 1946.
Fate: Sold May 16 1946 and broken up for scrap.

31 posted on 08/15/2012 11:06:44 AM PDT by No Truce With Kings (Ten years on FreeRepublic and counting.)
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