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Its official, DD-214's are NOW Online.
http://www.archives.gov/veterans/evetrecs/index.html ^

Posted on 04/27/2006 12:00:15 PM PDT by BulletBobCo

The National Personnel Records Center (NPRC) has provided the following website for veterans to gain access to their DD-214s online: http://vetrecs.archives.gov/ This may be particularly helpful when a veteran needs a copy of his DD-214 for employment purposes. 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 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. 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 center's mailroom processing time.

Please pass this information on to former military personnel you may know and their dependents.


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: dd214; militaryrecords; nationalarchives
You all may need this at some point. I know of a Senator that should take advantage of this. The website has other records you can request too.
1 posted on 04/27/2006 12:00:16 PM PDT by BulletBobCo
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To: BulletBobCo

Can we see J-FinK's?........


2 posted on 04/27/2006 12:03:34 PM PDT by Red Badger (In warfare there are no constant conditions. --- The Art of War by SunTzu)
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To: BulletBobCo

Thanks!!


3 posted on 04/27/2006 12:08:52 PM PDT by Coldwater Creek ("Over there, over there, We won't be back 'til it's over Over there.")
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To: BulletBobCo

I used this about a month ago. Very easy.


4 posted on 04/27/2006 12:09:58 PM PDT by glorgau
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To: BulletBobCo

Thank you!!!!!

Mine is in a safe my ex-wife took and won't give me!!!!


5 posted on 04/27/2006 12:10:09 PM PDT by Toby06 (Make illegal immigration illegal!)
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To: BulletBobCo

Added keyword DD214 for easy reference.


6 posted on 04/27/2006 12:11:06 PM PDT by Toby06 (Make illegal immigration illegal!)
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To: Red Badger
Can we see J-FinK's?........

Only if you're 'Himself', or his next-of-f***ing-kin.

I just ordered mine, just for S&Gs. The last step is signing a request and snail-mailing it to the NPRC.

7 posted on 04/27/2006 12:13:02 PM PDT by Riley ("What color is the boathouse at Hereford?")
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To: BulletBobCo

I used it a few months ago.

It's very simple to use.


8 posted on 04/27/2006 12:13:13 PM PDT by Marine Inspector (Government is not the solution to our problem; Government is the problem)
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To: BulletBobCo
Thanks for the info.
I will be requesting mine tomorrow.
9 posted on 04/27/2006 12:14:27 PM PDT by cuz_it_aint_their_money (Replacing Dan Rather with Katie Couric is like replacing an idiot with an imbecile.)
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To: BulletBobCo

Anyone know how secure this site is? I get a little dicey whenever an e-form asks for an SSN...


10 posted on 04/27/2006 12:15:39 PM PDT by Lou L
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To: BulletBobCo

Double D 214, huh? YOu know the rules...you gotta post pics.


11 posted on 04/27/2006 12:17:38 PM PDT by Sensei Ern (http://www.myspace.com/reconcomedy/ "What's the point of Spiderman underwear if you can't show them")
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To: rdb3

DD 214 Ping!


12 posted on 04/27/2006 12:18:24 PM PDT by ErnBatavia (Meep Meep)
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To: Riley

Seems like to me if you're a person on the public payroll we who pay your salary have a right to see your history...........


13 posted on 04/27/2006 12:18:55 PM PDT by Red Badger (In warfare there are no constant conditions. --- The Art of War by SunTzu)
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To: BulletBobCo

The only thing on line is the form used to request the documents.


14 posted on 04/27/2006 12:19:59 PM PDT by eastforker (Under Cover FReeper going dark(too much 24))
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To: BulletBobCo
Have you been watching that old movie The 50-foot Woman?
15 posted on 04/27/2006 12:24:36 PM PDT by Publius6961 (Multiculturalism is the white flag of a dying country)
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To: Sensei Ern

Here ya go.

16 posted on 04/27/2006 12:27:08 PM PDT by BulletBobCo
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To: BulletBobCo
I actually registered an official copy of my DD-214 at the county courthouse. In case anything ever happens to me, my wife will need this document for all kinds of reasons. An attorney told me it was smart to do this and only cost a couple of dollars if I remember correctly. Just some friendly advice from one old retired Brother to another.
17 posted on 04/27/2006 12:36:48 PM PDT by mosaicwolf
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To: BulletBobCo

Cool! Maybe now I can get a copy of my dad's service record that my mother has so far refused to let me have a copy of!


18 posted on 04/27/2006 12:40:01 PM PDT by swmobuffalo (The only good terrorist is a dead terrorist.)
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To: Toby06
Mine is in a safe my ex-wife took and won't give me!!!!

If you weren't such a nice guy, it might be your ex-wife in the safe and you wouldn't have to give it to anyone! ;)
19 posted on 04/27/2006 12:55:38 PM PDT by mkjessup (The Shah doesn't look so bad now, eh? But nooo, Jimmah said the Ayatollah was a 'godly' man.)
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To: mkjessup

I'd rather not be imprisoned. Those CSI guys always catch the bad guy.


I like how you think, though!


20 posted on 04/27/2006 12:57:22 PM PDT by Toby06 (Make illegal immigration illegal!)
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To: onedoug

ping


21 posted on 04/27/2006 12:57:43 PM PDT by windcliff
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To: mosaicwolf

I did the same thing, although it makes me a little nervous to have it available to anybody who'll pay for the copy. Helped when the title company for my refi lost the original. I will say that the hard copy I got from the NPRC was pretty lousy - I can only read parts of it because I know what they're supposed to say.


22 posted on 04/27/2006 1:02:50 PM PDT by jagusafr (The proof that we are rightly related to God is that we do our best whether we feel inspired or not")
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To: mosaicwolf

My wife and I both had our DD-214s registered at the courthouse as well.


23 posted on 04/27/2006 1:08:31 PM PDT by BulletBobCo
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To: BulletBobCo
Many thanks - I've needed my tattered original on more occasions than I ever imagined when I stuck it into that envelope way back when.

Good thing they're kept private, too. I wouldn't want anyone on FR to know I didn't really get the Platinum Star when I took Pork Chop Hill back from Richtofen and the Spanish Armada...

24 posted on 04/27/2006 1:09:57 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: BulletBobCo
My wife and I both had our DD-214s registered at the courthouse as well.

Be careful that neither of your SSNs are compromised that way.

I seem to recall that some counties were (maybe they all did?) introducing logs for people wishing to view that sort of court file, requiring photo ID and signature?

I'm thinking it was a Florida county but can't be sure.
25 posted on 04/27/2006 1:28:42 PM PDT by mkjessup (The Shah doesn't look so bad now, eh? But nooo, Jimmah said the Ayatollah was a 'godly' man.)
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To: BulletBobCo

THe first time I separated from the USAF (long story) they told me to file my DD 214 at the courthouse. When I retired they no longer recommended this. Apparently the low life pond scum out there have accessed records at courthouses to steal identity. Glad to hear you can get it online now in case mine disappears.


26 posted on 04/27/2006 1:42:58 PM PDT by strongbow
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To: BulletBobCo

Thanks. Worked like a charm. Wish all sites worked this smoothly.


27 posted on 04/27/2006 2:02:54 PM PDT by TET1968
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To: mosaicwolf

"I actually registered an official copy of my DD-214 at the county courthouse. In case anything ever happens to me, my wife will need this document for all kinds of reasons. An attorney told me it was smart to do this and only cost a couple of dollars if I remember correctly. Just some friendly advice from one old retired Brother to another."

I did the same thing years ago at the York County Court house. When I went back to get a copy they said they had no record. I will now have a back up copy.


28 posted on 04/27/2006 2:06:32 PM PDT by TET1968
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To: Billthedrill

"Good thing they're kept private, too. I wouldn't want anyone on FR to know I didn't really get the Platinum Star when I took Pork Chop Hill back from Richtofen and the Spanish Armada..."


Was that the first battle of BULL run...or the second? :)


29 posted on 04/27/2006 2:08:16 PM PDT by TET1968
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To: BulletBobCo

That'll do nicely.


30 posted on 04/27/2006 2:10:07 PM PDT by Mr. Lucky
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To: BulletBobCo

Thanks for the tip. Just ordered mine.


31 posted on 04/27/2006 2:21:22 PM PDT by Centurion2000 (Every man must be tempted, sometimes,to hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats.)
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To: mosaicwolf

By registering it at your local court house you made your DD 214 a public record. There have been cases of people using DD 214's registered at the court house to steal a person's identity.


32 posted on 04/27/2006 6:58:46 PM PDT by ops33 (Retired USAF Senior Master Sergeant)
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To: BulletBobCo

Nifty. The part where it said "enter you serial number" it also says "NO LETTERS". Mine begins with a letter.


33 posted on 04/27/2006 7:04:52 PM PDT by dljordan
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To: ops33

By registering it at your local court house you made your DD 214 a public record. There have been cases of people using DD 214's registered at the court house to steal a person's identity.



It's only one more item in a list of items that one may have on file with the court house that may enable someone to steal another's vital records/identity. Real estate, marriage license, birth records, death certificates, judgements, liens, etc. etc.


34 posted on 04/27/2006 7:06:06 PM PDT by deport
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To: mosaicwolf

Your right- the smartest thing to do is regsister your DD214 with your local County Clerk’s Office. Usually there is NO charge and they will give you “Certified” copies on demand- GI Benefits, college enrollment, employment, etc.

Most people, put their copy in a safe place- but when needing it right away— can never find it and the college or employee is not going to wait around.


35 posted on 07/22/2010 9:22:22 AM PDT by MNCDVEOD (Be SMART- Regsister your DD 214)
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