How to obtain your
Military Service Records -
Military Medical Records or Medals and Awards
(AWARDS AND DECORATIONS)
In order to receive your Military Service Records/Medical Records or Medals and Awards, you should visit one of the following sites and update yourself on the information that is requested. Then download the correct form (SF-180). When completing the form fill in as much information as possible and if possible do not leave any lines blank.
Please note: All forms are in PDF format. This means that you will have to download *Adobe Acrobat Reader in order to read and print these files. You can access Adobe Acrobat Reader directly from any of the following sites that have the form SF-180. Adobe Acrobat Reader is a free download. The page setup is 8.5" X 14" This is equal to 'legal' size paper, please adjust your printer setup for this.
*Adobe Acrobat Reader is a registered trademark of Adobe Systems Incorporated.
National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) - http://www.nara.gov/
NARA's Military Personnel Records - Military Medals and Awards http://www.nara.gov/regional/mprawr.html Please read the NOTE towards the bottom of the page as to how backlogged services are before contacting anyone.
NARA's Regional Records Services Facilities - http://www.nara.gov/regional/
National Personnel Records Center (NPRC) - http://www.nara.gov/regional/mpr.html
You may also download the Form - SF-180
needed for the above referenced,
at the following locations.
U. S. Department of Veterans Affairs
SF-180 Request Pertaining To Military Records - DVA - http://www.va.gov/forms/benefits.htm Please scroll down the page until you find the form SF-180.
Forms used by VBA (Veterans Benefits Administration) - http://www.vba.va.gov/pubs/forms1.htm Please scroll down the page until you find the form SF-180.