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Q&A (2015-16)Allan BlutsteinComment

Q.   I am having trouble figuring out how to request my father's military records.  I went to the foia.gov site and it's a bitch to navigate.  Sometimes I'd press on a button and nothing would happen...couldn't understand exactly how to find where I needed to go.  I put U.S. Army in a search bar and the Army websites would come up.  I was told I could make requests from the FOIA to search for the records, but how?

A.  Here is the standard request form for military records:  http://www.archives.gov/research/order/standard-form-180.pdf.  The instructions on the last page indicate where to submit your request, which depends upon the branch of service and time of service.