How to obtain your Military Service Records  Medals and Awards

In order to receive your Military Service Records/Medical Records or Medals and Awards, you should visit one of the following sites and update yourself on the information that is requested.  Then download the correct form (SF-180).  When completing the form fill in as much information as possible and   if possible do not leave any lines blank.

Please note:  All forms are in PDF format.  This means that you will have to download *Adobe Acrobat Reader in order to read and print these files.  You can access Adobe Acrobat Reader directly from any of the following sites that have the form SF-180.  Adobe Acrobat Reader is a free download.  The page setup is 8.5" X 14"  This is equal to 'legal' size paper, please adjust your printer setup for this.   *Adobe Acrobat Reader is a registered   trademark of Adobe Systems Incorporated.

You can quickly determine which medals you earned simply by examining your military discharge form. Listed on the form are all the medals your final military unit deemed, at the time of your discharge, you were authorized to possess.

You can purchase copies of your medals from any Military Medals retailer.

If you do not have a copy of your discharge form, or you feel your discharge form does not accurately list all the medals you received, you need to request a copy/review of your military records to determine if orders were cut, and placed in your military personnel file, awarding you other medals.

TO REQUEST YOUR MILITARY RECORDS YOU NEED TO

  • 1. obtain a copy of Form SF 180
  • 2. complete the form with the fullest amount of info you know about your military service
  • 3. send the completed SF 180 to the appropriate address on the back of the form
    HOW TO OBTAIN FORM SF 180
    Click here to Download the Microsoft Windows copy

    Or,
    Click here to Download the PDF copy (Side One)
    Click here to Download the PDF copy (Side Two)

    Or,
    Click here to Pick-Up SF-180 at any VA facility

    Service
    Branch
    Where to send SF 180 for
    medals
    Where medals are
    mailed from
    Where to write in case of
    a problem or an appeal
    Army National Personnel
    Records Center
    Medals Section (NRPMA-M)
    9700 Page Avenue
    St. Louis, MO 63132-5100
    U.S. Army Soldier &
    Biological Chemical Command, IMMC
    Soldier Systems Directorate
    700 Robbins Avenue
    P.O. Box 57997
    Philadelphia, PA 19111-7997
    Commander
    PERSCOM
    Attn: TAPC-PDO-PA
    Army Awards Branch
    200 Stovall Street
    Alexandria, VA 22332-0471
    See NOTE below
    Air Force
    (including
    Army Air
    Corps &
    Army Air
    Forces)
    National Personnel
    Records Center
    Air Force Reference
    Branch (NRPMF)
    9700 Page Avenue
    St. Louis, MO 63132-5100
    Headquarters
    Air Force Personnel Ctr
    AFPC/DPPPR
    550 C Street West, Suite 12
    Randolph AFB, TX 78150-4714
    Headquarters
    Air Force Personnel Ctr
    AFPC/DPPPR
    550 C Street West, Suite 12
    Randolph AFB, TX 78150-4714
    Navy Bureau of Naval Personnel
    Liaison Office
    Room 5409
    9700 Page Avenue
    St. Louis, MO 63132-5100
    Bureau of Naval Personnel
    Liaison Office
    Room 5409
    9700 Page Avenue
    St. Louis, MO 63132-5100
    Chief of Naval Operations
    (OPNAV 09B33)
    Awards & Special Projects
    Washington, DC 20350-2000
    Marine
    Corps
    Bureau of Naval Personnel
    Liaison Office
    Room 5409
    9700 Page Avenue
    St. Louis, MO 63132-5100
    Bureau of Naval Personnel
    Liaison Office
    Room 5409
    9700 Page Avenue
    St. Louis, MO 63132-5100
    Commandant
    Headquarters
    United States Marine Corps
    Awards Branch (MHM)
    Washington, DC 20380-0001
    Coast
    Guard
    Bureau of Naval Personnel
    Liaison Office
    Room 5409
    9700 Page Avenue
    St. Louis, MO 63132-5100
    Bureau of Naval Personnel
    Liaison Office
    Room 5409
    9700 Page Avenue
    St. Louis, MO 63132-5100
    Commandant
    U.S. Coast Guard
    Medals and Awards Branch
    (PMP-4)
    Washington, DC 20593-0001
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