Skip to comments.Access DD-214 On-Line - (Site for REQUESTING records)
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
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:
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:
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.
Thanks for the info. just requested mine again lost the other copies.
Been not Geen, need more coffee
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.
In my experience with the U.S. military personnel system, this is lightening speed.
Great- I'm down to my last 50 copies (in a box in the attic).
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.
Love your profile page
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.
With records fire years ago my records went up in smoke.
- 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
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.
I'll keep looking, and waiting.
Funny that you should mention nicknames.
His crew called him "shoe."
I did this a few months ago and received it within 2 weeks.
If you like, send me a Freepmail with info and I will take a quick look for 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!!!
No wonder I couldn't find my records. No nothing on me.
Thank you, I need a copy haven't seen it in years.
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).
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.
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...
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.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.