To provide veterans the world-class benefits and services they have earned - and to do so by adhering to the highest standards of compassion, commitment, excellence, professionalism, integrity, accountability, and stewardship.
VA celebrates the accomplishments of VA women Veteran employees with “Her Story.” The goal of “Her Story” is to encourage VA offices and field facilities to actively acknowledge and honor the service of women Veterans.
Military personnel records can be used for proving military service, or as a valuable tool in genealogical research. Most veterans and their next-of-kin can obtain free copies of their DD Form 214 (Report of Separation) and other military and medical records several ways.
The National Archives and Records Administration can help veterans to obtain copies of their Military Service Records such as separation documents and medical records, and to get started with personal or historical research. We're also often the first step in obtaining important veterans benefits.
The National Archives can help families, next-of-kin and descendants of veterans to obtain copies of Military Service Records such as separation documents and medical records, and to get started with genealogical or historical research.
While most our holdings are not online, a variety of military records, from photos to documents to searchable databases are available. On the website are online collections of specific interest to veterans, their families and researchers.