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Where can I get copies of my personnel records?

Former/retired Army Civilian employees:
Contact the National Personnel Records Center at:
Civilian Records Facility
111 Winnebago Street
St. Louis, Missouri 63118-4199

Active duty retirees should contact:
Military Records Facility
9700 Page Avenue
St. Louis Missouri 63132-5100
Phone: (800) 318-5298

At minimum, please include the service member's complete name, Social Security number and/or serial
number, and the return address. Website is: or

How do I correct errors in my military records?
In order to get your military service records upgraded/changes, you must contact your respective service
Board for Correction of Military Records. Contact information for each board is listed below:
Army Board of Correction
Crystal Mall 4, Room 220
Arlington, VA 22202-4508
Phone: 703-607-1611
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How to get my Military Records

Is the National Archives and Records Administration
destroying military personnel files? They are not being
destroyed. The National Archives and Records
Administration (NARA) preserves and protects the files
because they are permanently valuable records that
document the essential evidence of military service for

However, there is a rumor circulating on the Internet that
advises veterans to apply for their Official Military
Personnel Files to save them from destruction. There is no
truth to this "urban legend" being perpetuated on the Web.