i served in the Air force from 1980 to 1985 but did not get a dd214 for that time serve, but really did not have a break inservice, why i did not get a dd214. I later a got a BCD in 1991 that does not show my time serve in 1980. How can i get a DD214 for that period of time served, and how can I change the BCD or should I get a lawyer to help me thanks
If you served in the Air Force, you need to contact the National Personnel Records Center. You can find their information on the web at http://www.archives.gov/st-louis/military-personnel/standard-form-180.html. You will print out their records request form and send it in, requesting a copy of your entire military file. Those records should include the DD214 from 1985. If you did not have a break in service, you would not have a DD214. With regard to the 1991 BCD, you need to appeal to the Air Force Board for the Correction of Military Records. Although its 17 years old, your request needs to demonstrate an injustice. If you can meet this standard, you can have your discharge upgraded.Please indicate your satisfaction with my answer by pressing the "Accept" button.Thanks
I already been to the National Personnel Records center and they do not have a copy of my DD214 from 1980 to 1986. the only DD214 they have starts in 1986 to 1991 and they can't even tell me how to get the DD214 time serve beginning 1980 to 1986. How can I get that for time served., it was honorable, because I would'nt have never been able to re-enlist. I have copies of paper work for proof, EPR's etc. They said they didn't know what to tell me
You need to request your entire military file. In there will be your initial enlistment contract from 1980. You will also have your record book which will show your duty stations, proficiency markings, promotions, training, etc. Put it all together and prepare a detailed timeline of your service. Then, file that document, and the appropriate form with teh AIr Force Board for Correction of Military Records. If you re-enlisted in 1986, you are not going to have a DD214 for that time period, but you should have an honorable discharge certificate. The DD214 is only for the entire perior of service so it should read from 1980 through 1991. You can have the board correct your DD214. You can also contact the AIr Force HR Headquarters.Hope this helps, good luck.
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