Requesting a DD214 – Don’t Get Scammed

Oct 27 2011

Published by at 8:49 am under Military Benefits

Don’t be scammed into paying a fee for copies of records available for free!

The Army Human Resources Command alerted MOAA about a scam targeting veterans needing a copy of their separation document, the DD214.

If you need a copy of your DD214 or a family member’s DD214, go to

There are two ways to request your DD214: online and by mail/fax

  1. To request your DD214 online: click on ‘Launch the eVetRecs System to start your online request’. Follow the instructions in the pop-up window. The DD214 will be mailed to you after completing the form.
  2. You can also download a form to mail or fax your request for your DD214 by clicking on the ‘Download form SF-180 to Mail or Fax your request’. Click the link ‘Download form SF-180 to mail or fax your request’ to download a PDF of SF-180 to your computer. The return addresses for the completed form are located on page three (3) of the form.

Remember, a DD214 Record of Military Service is always free to obtain for the member and family members.

Information via U.S. Army.

2 responses so far

2 Responses to “Requesting a DD214 – Don’t Get Scammed”

  1. Earle Dentonon 18 Nov 2011 at 4:46 am

    Good on MOAA! This is the kind of information that is beneficial for us all. Scammers are all over the place. Service members do not always remember or keep track of the multitude of information provided to them by their Services. DD214 is the most important common document given to our warfigters. You need it for identification, validation of service, and practically everything in civilian life. What we need is a smaller, compact version to carry on our person. i.e. Credit Card or Driver’s License size. Thanks MOAA for all you do for us and keeping us current.

  2. Larry Croonon 11 Jan 2016 at 9:25 pm

    Assigned to Retired reserve in Feb 1994; In Accordance With Reserve Order EK-1999. In possession of a Retired Reserve ID. Can not recall receiving a DD-214 at that time.

    Question: Is DD-214 required over Retirement Order?