Veterans or their next of kin who need assistance in obtaining service records, a DD 214, or replacement awards and medals must formally request them through the National Personnel Records Center (NPRC). The NPRC is the records custodian for most discharged and retired members of all branches of service. The fastest way to obtain a copy is through the
NPRC website. Expect a two to three week wait to receive requested records.
Records can also be requested by mailing or faxing a Standard Form (SF) 180, Request Pertaining to Military Records to:
The National Personnel Records Center1 Archives DriveSt. Louis, MO 63138(314) 801-9195 (F)