The Department of Veterans Affairs does not maintain records of
veterans’ military service, except as necessary for providing benefits
To obtain or amend a copy of your military service record and/or your Official Military Personnel File (DD-214, OMPFs), please visit the website for the Military Personnel Records Center (MPRC) in St. Louis, which is part of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). If you have been discharged from military service, your personnel files are stored at NARA, the official repository for records of military personnel who have been discharged from the U.S. Air Force, Army, Marine Corps, Navy and Coast Guard.
To get to the NARA Web site, you will need to leave the VA website and go to http://www.archives.gov/veterans/military-service-records/
If you are a veteran or next-of-kin of a deceased veteran, you may now use vetrecs.archives.gov to order a copy of your military records. For all others, your request is best made using a Standard Form 180. It includes complete instructions for preparing and submitting requests. Please Note: All requests must be in writing, signed and mailed to us at the address shown below.
National Personnel Records Center
Military Personnel Records
9700 Page Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63132-5100
The Military Personnel Records (MPR) facility of the National Personnel Records Center (NPRC) is located in the St. Louis suburb of Overland, MO, about 10 miles west-northwest of the Gateway Arch.
From Interstate 170 take Page Avenue west for a mile, and turn left into the Federal Records Center (FRC) complex at the Spencer Avenue traffic light. From Interstate 270 take Page Avenue east for four miles and turn right at the Spencer Avenue traffic light. The Guard at the gate will provide further information about parking and building entry. Our research room is located at the east end of Building 100.
Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.
(Closed weekends and Federal holidays)
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