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Military Records and Identification

Kết quả xổ số hôm nay tốtAnswers to common questions about IDs and how to change or request military records.

Kết quả xổ số hôm nay tốt . The NPRC houses many types of records, including . These files can include the and show a veteran’s service history, which may include:

  • Enlistment or appointment and separation dates

  • Duty stations and assignments

  • Training and qualifications

  • Awards

  • Disciplinary actions

Veterans’ health and medical records are located in various places, depending on their branch and date of separation. See this .

Before World War I

Kết quả xổ số hôm nay tốtYou can find in Washington, D.C. 

Request Recent Military Records (World War I - Present)

If You Are a Veteran or Next-of-Kin

To get a copy of the vet’s military records, you can:

  • (then print and mail)

Kết quả xổ số hôm nay tốtMost requests are free.

If You Are Not the Veteran or Next-of-Kin

You can only get limited information about non-archival records without the consent of the veteran or next-of-kin. Non-archival records are those from 62 years ago to the present.

Request Older Military Records (Before World War I)

You can online or with a downloadable form. You may have to pay a fee for copies of , including those of veterans discharged more than 62 years ago.

Check the Status of Your Military Records Request

Kết quả xổ số hôm nay tốtTo check the status of your order for recent records (World War I - Present), . For older military records (generally before 1917), .

are U.S. government property for use only by the issued card holder.

Get or Replace a Military ID Card

  • Use the . It's accessible from any computer to find nearby military ID card issuing offices. Be sure to check a location's details or call that office to verify ID card issuing hours. Some locations allow or require you to make an appointment

    • Call the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS) at 1-800-538-9552 if you can't reach the ID card office by phone.

  • Kết quả xổ số hôm nay tốtBe sure to bring the  to the ID Card office.

  • For help with the RAPIDS Site Locator, call worldwide 1-800-477-8227.

Report a Lost/Stolen ID Card

  • Kết quả xổ số hôm nay tốtIf you are a military member, report lost/stolen cards to your base security officer or through your chain of command.

  • If you find a military ID card, return it to the nearest ID card issuing facility using the . For help with the RAPIDS Site Locator, call worldwide 1-800-477-8227.

  • Kết quả xổ số hôm nay tốtOr, mail it to:

ATTN: CAC Returns
1600 N. Beauregard St., Suite 100
Alexandria, VA 22312

Veterans Identification Card (VIC) 

VIC is a new veterans ID card. It’s proof of your military service and includes your photo and a unique identification number. If you get the card, you will no longer need to carry your DD-214 papers with you.

  • Kết quả xổ số hôm nay tốt - You must have an honorable discharge from the military.

  • - You must log on to to apply online. 

Find other helpful information about VIC:

  • If you already have a Veterans Health Insurance Card (VHIC), you don’t need to have the new veterans ID card. 

  • VIC is not a substitute for other government-issued identification such as a driver’s license. 


Veteran Health Identification Card

The is for use at Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) medical facilities. If you're enrolled in , you'll receive one.

Kết quả xổ số hôm nay tốt

  • Kết quả xổ số hôm nay tốtFor changes to a service record, submit

  • For more information, contact:

    • (for Navy and Marine Corps members and veterans) 

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    Last Updated: November 30, 2020