How do I find someone’s military history?
You can find veterans’ military service records from World War I to the present from the National Personnel Records Center (NPRC). The NPRC houses many types of records, including Official Military Personnel Files (OMPF).
How do I find old military friends?
A better way to locate your old friends is to search for a Facebook group for your old duty station. There are Facebook groups for current and former military bases, units and ships, as well as groups related to serving at those commands.
How do I find my grandfather’s military records for free?
You can request a copy of the Veteran’s military records in any of these ways:
- Mail or fax a Request Pertaining to Military Records (Standard Form SF 180) to the National Personnel Records Center (NPRC).
- Write a letter to the NPRC.
- Visit the NPRC in person.
- Contact your state or county Veterans agency.
How do I find my Air Force records?
The form can be emailed to AFPC/DP1OR Military Records Incoming at [email protected] af.mil, faxed to 210-565-3124 (DSN 665-3124) or mailed to the AFPC address on the back of the form. Requests for records or documents cannot be made by phone.
How can you tell if someone is lying about military service?
Figuring out if a regular, non-special ops soldier is lying about their service can sometimes be tricky.
- Ask to see their DD-214 Form, otherwise known as their separation form from the Department of Defense.
- Use jargon when asking questions.
- Ask what they did and what their classification number was.
Are military records public?
It depends on the date the service member separated from the military. Military personnel records are open to the public 62 years after they leave the military. See Access to Military Records by the General Public for more details.
How do I find old service members?
Other Ways to Locate Current/ Former Military Members
- Military.com Buddy Finder.
- Military Connections.
- GI Search.
- Veterans Friends – Join and gain more information about friends who are also members.
- TogetherWeServed.com – Join the database and find friends.
- Air Force Email Locator.
Who is the most famous veteran?
Top 10 Celebrity Veterans
- Elvis Presley. “The Army teaches boys to think like men.”
- Clint Eastwood. “I was drafted during the Korean War.
- Johnny Cash. “That was the big thing when I was growing up, singing on the radio.
- Mr. T.
- Chuck Norris.
- Morgan Freeman.
- Humphrey Bogart.
Can I view my DD 214 online?
Most veterans and their next of kin can obtain FREE copies of their DD Form 214 (Report of Separation) via online access. To use the system, you must be a military veteran, next of kin of a deceased member of the military, or former member of the military.
How can you tell a military scammer?
While scams are constantly evolving, here are some familiar hallmarks of military romance scams:
- They only want to meet on your dime.
- They don’t want to ever meet.
- They use fake names.
- Someone else calls you.
- They make excuses about dumb things.
- They want compromising photos.
- They ask for cash.
- If you’re being scammed.
What is a dd215?
DD Form 215, Correction to DD Form 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty is a supplement to the DD Form 214 with any corrections that had been requested by a veteran and approved by a review board.
Can you find out if someone is dishonorably discharged?
Discharge status ranges from honorable – this covers most veterans – to bad conduct and dishonorable discharges, which can indicate serious problems. The simplest way to find out discharge status is to ask a prospective employee for their military discharge records.
Where are military records kept?
If you’ve been discharged from military service, your personnel files are stored here at the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). We are 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.