Correct a Military Service Record or Discharge
You can request changes to your military record or discharge from the review or correction board for your branch of the service. Surviving spouses, next of kin, or legal representatives of deceased or incompetent veterans can also request changes.
For more information, contact:
Back to Top
You can order
military records from World War I to the present from the National Personnel Records Center-Military Personnel Records (NPRC-MPR). Types of records available include: Military Discharge Records (DD-214) Health and medical records of discharged and deceased veterans Medical treatment records of military retirees Records for dependents treated at naval medical facilities Pre-World War I military records are stored at the National Archives Building in Washington, DC. How to Order Military Records
If you are a veteran or the next of kin of a deceased veteran you can
order copies of military records online.
Anyone can request military records by:
Most requests are free for veterans and next-of-kin. You will be told if there is a fee.
Archival requests, including records of veterans discharged in 1954 or prior, have copying fees. Contact the National Personnel Records Center
check the status of your request or get more information by contacting the records center.
Back to Top
Get a Military Identification (ID) Card Military identification (ID) cards are U.S. government property for use only by the issued card holder. Get or Replace a Military ID Card Report a Lost/Stolen ID Card If you are a military member, report lost/stolen cards to your base security officer or through your chain of command. If you find a military ID card, return it to the nearest ID card issuing facility using the RAPIDS Site Locator or mail it to:
DMDC - DSC
ATTN: CAC Returns 1600 N. Beauregard St., Suite 100 Alexandria, VA 22312 Veterans Health Identification Card
If you are a veteran enrolled in the
VA health care system, you will receive a Veterans Health Identification Card (VHIC) for use at VA medical facilities.
Back to Top
Do you need help?
Ask us any question about the U.S. government for free. We'll get you the answer or tell you where to find it.
What you think matters!
Last Updated: March 13, 2018