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The National Personnel Records Center is currently telling customers it takes 6 to 23 weeks to ship records. MilitaryRecords.com is saying it is taking 6 months. We are being told by by Government Agencies that it is taking them 26 weeks to obtain records. If you have a deadline, you need to decide before you place an order with the government whether they are going to be able to deliver in time to meet your needs. If you come to us after having placed an order with the Government, we may not be able to meet your deadline as your record may be off the shelf.
Have a question? Call us. 1 (888) 66 DD214
If you were discharged very recently, your record may be in the hands of the military.
We can still get most records in a week or less. We are not sure why but all of the military branches are taking at least twol months to ship records. It could be that due to the war. As many support personnel are deployed.
The Navy is taking several weeks to supply records to Veterans. Couple of Months.
The Army is taking a month.
The Air Force is taking well over a month to ship out records. Several Months
The National Personnel Records Center a part of the National Archives, says that it takes between 5 and 23 weeks for the average request to be answered. You can apply for your records by filling out the sf 180 in the link below and faxing it to 314 801-9195. Be sure to fill in every space. Often the records center sends back a request asking for more information or informing you that if the file was located in the National Personnel Records Center during the 1973 fire, then it may have been destroyed by the fire. Be sure to fill in all the information, if they cannot find the record based on the information provided, then you will add months to the process as the request travels back and forth between you and the records center. It is better to submit too much identifying information, than not enough.
Here is a link to the SF 180 the form you need to apply for your records or DD 214 you can fill this out on line and then print it. This form takes along time to download with a dial up modem. The third page of the sf 180 tells you where to send the sf 180.
The Records Center fax # is (314) 801-9195 Be patient this will take a bit of time. If they have a problem they mail you a questionnaire for you to fill out and submit to help them better with their search.