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vetwife
06-15-2008, 12:33 PM
Obtaining Unit Records: Army U.S. Army Personnel Rosters and Morning Reports are available from: the National Personnel Records Center, 9700 Page Blvd., St. Louis, MO. 63132, 314-538-4261. The request must be made in writing. State that the request is a Freedom of Information ActRequest and give complete unit information (as specific as possible including company and platoon), and month and year of the roster/reports that you are requesting. Because the quality of the records can be poor, it is advisable to ask for rosters a few months before and after the actual month you are looking for.



There are usually no fees charged for "Freedom of Information Act Requests." Turnaround time can be very slow. Plan on several months. Operations Reports/Lessons Learned (ORLL) and other primary source material about Army units in Vietnam such as radio logs, unit journals, and after action reports, are stored at the Textual Reference Branch, National Archives II, 8601 Adelphi Road, College Park, MD 20740-6001, 301-713-7250, fax 301-713-7482. Call and ask to speak with an Archivist specializing in the Vietnam War before going to the Archives. They can assist in determining whether materials you are interested in are available and explain how to obtain a researcher's card to examine the documents. Similar reference assistance may also be obtained from: the U.S. Army Center for Military History, 1099 14th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20005, 202-761-5413, and the U.S. Army Military History Institute, Bldg. 22, Upton Hall, Carlisle Barracks, Carlisle, PA 17013-5008, 717-245-3611, fax 717-245-3711.



Obtaining Military Records: Army Complete military and medical records, including DD-214s, can be obtained by veterans or their next of kin, if the veteran has died. Non relatives may also request this information, but what they will receive will be limited and will not include date of birth, official photo, records of court martial for active duty personnel, medical information, social security number, or present address. State that the request is being made under the Freedom of Information Act. Requests for military records must be made on a government form, SF 180. This form is available on the Internet at http://www..va.gov/forms/index.htm



Scroll to the bottom of the page, as the SF 180: Request Pertaining to Military Records is the last one listed. You may also call 314-538-4261 and leave a message to have a form sent to you. You cannot request an entire file, each document must be named and only those named specifically will be provided. Names of documents include unit orders, awards and commendations, efficiency reports and ratings, promotion orders, records of court martial or other disciplinary actions, assignment and reassignment orders, photographs, qualification records, and report of separation(DD-214).



When requesting medical records a statement should be included that they are needed by a current physician. If information is being requested regarding a specific injury or illness, that should be specified. If records regarding hospitalizations are needed, provide the dates that the hospitalization occurred and the name of the hospital. Send the SF 180 to the National Personnel Records Center, 9700 Page Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63132-5100. Expect a significant waiting period before receiving the information. Requests citing VA claims and medical emergencies receive priority.



Obtaining and Replacing Medals: Army Form DD-214 and/or the awards and commendations document from the veteran's military records will list awards, commendations, and accompanying medals earned. Medals can be replaced by sending a copy of these documents and an accompanying request to: Commander, U.S. Army Reserve Personnel Center, ATTN: DARP-PAS-EAW, 9700 Page Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63132-5200 Sunday, May 25, 2003 Veterans' care squeezed by VA



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vetwife
06-15-2008, 12:48 PM
http://groups.msn.com/unitedveterans/veteranforms.msnw
I will post the info but if the below links are not clickable you can obtain from the above link



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vetwife
06-15-2008, 12:50 PM
How do I locate my unit records and individuals I served with?

There are several government agencies through which you can locate unit records, diaries, photos and individuals. There are also private locator services. Source: Vietnam Veterans of America, National Veterans Foundation.

Air Force History Support Office: 202-404-2264

U.S. Army Center of Military History: 202-761-5420
Defense Manpower Center: 703-696-5796

Marine Corps Historical Center: 202-433-3534

National Archives of the United States, Military Records: 301-713-7250

Naval Historical Center: 202-433-3170

Army Worldwide Locator: 703-325-3732

Navy Times Locator Service: 703-750-8636

Service Reunions: 703-998-7035

American Red Cross: 800-HELP-NOW

U.S. Search: 800-US-SEARCH

namvet
06-16-2008, 10:47 AM
your records are at your VA regional center..........mine are

vetwife
06-16-2008, 10:50 AM
Not all are. For so many.....they are still in St. Louis. or other locations. You must be enrolled in the system before
records are forwarded to the regional office. I am sure you know it all starts with the DD214.
Many do not even have a copy of their DD214.

namvet
06-16-2008, 11:04 AM
Obtaining Unit Records: Army U.S. Army Personnel Rosters and Morning Reports are available from: the National Personnel Records Center, 9700 Page Blvd., St. Louis, MO. 63132, 314-538-4261. The request must be made in writing. State that the request is a Freedom of Information ActRequest and give complete unit information (as specific as possible including company and platoon), and month and year of the roster/reports that you are requesting. Because the quality of the records can be poor, it is advisable to ask for rosters a few months before and after the actual month you are looking for.



There are usually no fees charged for "Freedom of Information Act Requests." Turnaround time can be very slow. Plan on several months. Operations Reports/Lessons Learned (ORLL) and other primary source material about Army units in Vietnam such as radio logs, unit journals, and after action reports, are stored at the Textual Reference Branch, National Archives II, 8601 Adelphi Road, College Park, MD 20740-6001, 301-713-7250, fax 301-713-7482. Call and ask to speak with an Archivist specializing in the Vietnam War before going to the Archives. They can assist in determining whether materials you are interested in are available and explain how to obtain a researcher's card to examine the documents. Similar reference assistance may also be obtained from: the U.S. Army Center for Military History, 1099 14th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20005, 202-761-5413, and the U.S. Army Military History Institute, Bldg. 22, Upton Hall, Carlisle Barracks, Carlisle, PA 17013-5008, 717-245-3611, fax 717-245-3711.



Obtaining Military Records: Army Complete military and medical records, including DD-214s, can be obtained by veterans or their next of kin, if the veteran has died. Non relatives may also request this information, but what they will receive will be limited and will not include date of birth, official photo, records of court martial for active duty personnel, medical information, social security number, or present address. State that the request is being made under the Freedom of Information Act. Requests for military records must be made on a government form, SF 180. This form is available on the Internet at http://www..va.gov/forms/index.htm



Scroll to the bottom of the page, as the SF 180: Request Pertaining to Military Records is the last one listed. You may also call 314-538-4261 and leave a message to have a form sent to you. You cannot request an entire file, each document must be named and only those named specifically will be provided. Names of documents include unit orders, awards and commendations, efficiency reports and ratings, promotion orders, records of court martial or other disciplinary actions, assignment and reassignment orders, photographs, qualification records, and report of separation(DD-214).



When requesting medical records a statement should be included that they are needed by a current physician. If information is being requested regarding a specific injury or illness, that should be specified. If records regarding hospitalizations are needed, provide the dates that the hospitalization occurred and the name of the hospital. Send the SF 180 to the National Personnel Records Center, 9700 Page Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63132-5100. Expect a significant waiting period before receiving the information. Requests citing VA claims and medical emergencies receive priority.



Obtaining and Replacing Medals: Army Form DD-214 and/or the awards and commendations document from the veteran's military records will list awards, commendations, and accompanying medals earned. Medals can be replaced by sending a copy of these documents and an accompanying request to: Commander, U.S. Army Reserve Personnel Center, ATTN: DARP-PAS-EAW, 9700 Page Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63132-5200 Sunday, May 25, 2003 Veterans' care squeezed by VA



Many lose coverage under new policy By Howard Wilkinson The Cincinnati Enquirer Soon, tens of thousands of veterans will come home from the Iraqi war, be discharged with honor, and have a gift waiting for them - free health care from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs for two years. It used to be a lifetime guarantee. WHOM TO CONTACT Veterans and their family members who wish to contact the Department of Veterans Affairs regarding a claim, benefits or services may call VA toll-free or send an e-mail. Phone: (800) 827-1000 Telecommunication Device for the Deaf: (800) 827-4833 E-mail: Web site.



Hundreds of thousands of veterans of earlier U.S. military conflicts might also no longer qualify for VA health care or might be forced out by rules proposed by the Bush administration to relieve an overburdened system. The changes would increase veterans' out-of-pocket costs by increasing co-payments for out-patient care and prescription drugs, as well as require many to pay a $250-a-year enrollment fee just to stay in the VA health-care system. That, critics say, will force many veterans to say goodbye to a health-care system they had assumed would be available all of their lives. VA officials say they must focus on veterans with the greatest needs - those with the most serious service-related illnesses and injuries and those too poor to afford other health care. But many veterans - and the organizations that represent them - say it is a broken promise.



"Young men and women go off and fight for their country and are told that their needs will be taken care of," said Ronald Conley, national commander of the 2.8-million member, Indianapolis-based American Legion. "To change the rules on them when they get back is wrong." The Bush administration's proposed changes cut off enrollment for veterans who make more than about $24,000. Those who are above that threshold and are already enrolled in the system would have to pay an annual $250 fee to keep their health-care benefits. In addition, the Bush administration is proposing increasing co-payments for higher income patients from $15 to $20 per outpatient visit and from $7 to $15 for prescription drugs.



The Republican-controlled Congress recently passed a budget for veterans' health care of about $30 billion for 2004, an increase of about $3.4 billion over this year's budget. But the Democrats say some of this money will have to come from co-payments and the veterans using the system. "They are squeezing people out of the system and making those left behind pay," said U.S. Rep. Ted Strickland, D-Lucasville, a member of the House Veterans Affairs Committee. "It's just wrong." Republicans in Congress say Democrats like Strickland are misleading veterans, saying that the Bush administration proposals are not included in the budget document and aren't likely to be passed on their own. It could be fall before any decisions are reached



The Bush administration's proposed changes cut off enrollment for veterans who make more than about $24,000. Those who are above that threshold and are already enrolled in the system would have to pay an annual $250 fee to keep their health-care benefits. In addition, the Bush administration is proposing increasing co-payments for higher income patients from $15 to $20 per outpatient visit and from $7 to $15 for prescription drugs.


The Republican-controlled Congress recently passed a budget for veterans' health care of about $30 billion for 2004, an increase of about $3.4 billion over this year's budget. But the Democrats say some of this money will have to come from co-payments and the veterans using the system.

"They are squeezing people out of the system and making those left behind pay," said U.S. Rep. Ted Strickland, D-Lucasville, a member of the House Veterans Affairs Committee. "It's just wrong."

Republicans in Congress say Democrats like Strickland are misleading veterans, saying that the Bush administration proposals are not included in the budget document and aren't likely to be passed on their own. It could be fall before any decisions are reached.

I tried to reply to one of your post but it closed. what happened????

glenfoxman
11-10-2009, 01:12 PM
Thanks for the info. I do plan on visiting the Social Security office to see what info they might have and also the TriCare Rep. at Beale AFB in the near future.

Thanks again.

Steve Ball
USN Ret.
soon to be OLD
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