Obtaining Copies of Your DD-214
Whenever a veteran requests benefits and services, a copy of the individual’s discharge papers are required to verify eligibility. This includes admission to Charlotte Hall Veterans Home, Maryland’s five veteran cemeteries, VA claims and a myriad of other services provided to veterans and their families.
World War II veterans, who were Maryland residents at the time of entry into the service, and veterans who were discharged after October 15, 1979 and had a Maryland address at the time of discharge, can contact our Baltimore Office at 800.446.4926 extension 6450 to inquire if we have a copy of their discharge papers.
For many Maryland National Guard veterans, records are archived at the 5th Regiment Armory in Baltimore. If you served with the Maryland National Guard or Air Guard and need to obtain a copy of your military records you can contact the archivist at (410)576-6120 or Fax (410)576-6006.
Veterans and their next of kin can also request a copy of the service member's DD-214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty from the National Personnel Records Center in St. Louis. Instructions covering how to request a copy of a service member’s DD-214 can be accessed at: National Archives. If you do not have access to the Internet, you may contact the National Archives at:
The National Archives & Records Administration
8601 Adelphi Road, College Park, MD 20740-6001
Fax: 301.837.0483 TDD lines for College Park, MD: 301.837.0482