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Pass this on to all of your Veteran friends and family

Posted on March 13, 2016 at 9:07pm 0 Comments

It's official; DD-214s are NOW Online.

Please pass on to other vets. The National Personnel Records Center (NPRC) has provided the following websites for veterans to gain access to their DD-214s online:

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At 6:57am on May 12, 2019, Bernard Jonathan (Jon) Anders said…

Thank you very much for your warm welcome.  Speaking of past lives; I too had a brush with the Marines back in the Vietnam era.  My draft number was  at the top of the list & I thought  don't just get drafted, join an outfit  you want to be in.  I passed the Marine tests (height by 1/2 inch) and was all set to report the next week.  Then they stopped the draft & i yielded to the chorus of ALL of my friends urging me not to become a monster., so I did not report.  Regret that now.

I am very proud of my son and the choices he's making.  Week before shipping, he was nervous/scared, but knew that it was the right path at the right time, so went ahead.

He is in Dicv 934 and from what I hear that may mean that he may not march in at graduation..   Any clue about that?

At 6:40am on March 25, 2019, Edward Petke said…

Thank you very much, very happy and proud to be here.  When my son told me he wanted to join the Navy I have to admit, I wasn't nervous or scared rather very proud.  My father was in the Navy back in the 60's on the USS Wasp (CV-18) which picked up one of the Gemini space capsules.  My plan was to follow in his footsteps and join the Navy as well but got side tracked with college and then joined the police department so military service was not to be.  When my son decided that military service was going to be his choice, his first plan was to be a Marine.  After some thinking (and a not so positive experience at the recruiting office) he really was impressed with the Navy recruiter.  a few short months later we were waving goodbye at the MEPS station and he is almost done with boot camp.  He is scheduled to graduate on 12, April and his whole family will be there to see him including his former Navy man Grandfather.  We could not be prouder of him and the man he is becoming and his decision to be a Navy man.  Looking forward to the camaraderie on this forum.    

At 8:42pm on March 15, 2019, James Dale Wilson said…

This morning our son phoned home to wish his mother a happy birthday. In our brief conversation he mentioned a Tiger Cruise coming up for the Stennis (CVN-74), and I'd sure like to know more about that.

At 1:46pm on March 12, 2019, Bob Barbaro said…

Thanks Jim..we friend requested them..waiting for a response. Heading to the commissioning  ceremony in July..should be exciting 

At 2:36pm on March 7, 2019, David A said…

Thank you Jim!

I have a counter on my phone that now says 4-days before boot camp!

I am excited for him and sad he is leaving after 18+ years

This Sunday we will be celebrating with friends and family.

Thanks for the welcome,

David

At 10:04am on March 7, 2019, Will R Santillana Jr said…

Thank You for the warm welcome Jim!

At 9:37am on March 2, 2019, Thomas Case said…

Thanks, Jim

At 7:26am on March 1, 2019, Thomas Case said…

Thanks, Jim,

It's pretty coincidental: After my son told me he re-signed again I was cleaning out some stuff in my bookmarks and re-discovered Navy Dads.  

Once I stumbled upon it I remembered what a great support resource it was when he was in boot camp.  Simply scrolling through and reading others who had the same questions I had was a big help.

Now that my son has announced an intention to make the Navy a career, I have taken Navy Dads out of the depths of my bookmarks and placed it front and center on my bookmark bar.

Thanks again for the welcome back.

Thom

At 2:27pm on February 7, 2019, Victor G Baumzweig said…

Thanks so much for reaching out and the warm welcome Jim! We are are very excited about this new chapter in all our lives!

At 11:47pm on February 2, 2019, Robert Marshall said…

Jim, thank you good Sir for your reply, your outreach and your welcome.  It is certainly a new journey and between you, Paul and Navy Dads I feel I am getting caught up to speed.  My boy Christopher and I have had letters flowing regularly while he is in boot camp, graduating on Friday. Thank you, your son and your entire family. God Bless - Bob

 
 
 

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