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The individual military departments DO NOT maintain
files or records pertaining to individuals no longer
on active duty. When an individual is separated from
military service (because of retirement, discharge from
active duty, or death) his/her Field Personnel File
(containing all military and health records) is forwarded
for storage to the National Personnel Records Center
(Military), 9700 Page Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63172.
The Records Center is under the jurisdiction of the
National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
of the U.S. Government.
Their web site is: National
Personnel Records Center
An individual's complete service record is available
to the former service member or, if deceased, to his/her
next of kin (parents, spouse, or children). Limited
information (such as dates of service, awards, and training)
is available to anyone. Not available to the general
public is information which would invade an individual's
privacy, such as medical records, Social Security number,
or present address.
To order records from St. Louis:
To access military records by the general public, click