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Dear Editor:

It’s official! DD-214’s (veterans’ discharge) are now on line. The National Personnel Records Center (NPRC) has provided the following Web site for veterans to gain access to their DD-214’s on line – http://vetrecs.archives.gov/ This may be particularly helpful when a veteran needs a copy of his DD-214 for employment purposes. NPRC is working to make it easier for veterans with computers and internet access to obtain copies of documents from their military files. Military veterans and the next of kin of deceased former military members may now use a new online military personnel records system to request documents.

Other individuals with a need for documents must still complete the Standard Form 180, which can be downloaded from the online Web site. Because the requester will be asked to supply all information essential for NPRC to process the request, delays that normally occur when NPRC has to ask veterans for additional information will be minimized. The new Web-based application was designed to provide better service on these requests by eliminating the records centers mailroom and processing time.

Quoted from The American Legion official publication “California Legionnaire” March/April.

Peggy McIntosh, San Gabriel

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