The National Personnel Records Center is staffed and operational during the current government shutdown.
The purpose of this e-mail is to establish contact to both inform and assist Veteran Service Officers with helping veterans. I work at the National Personnel Records Center (NPRC) in St Louis, MO and our facility relocated two years ago, however we still receive requests for copies of records at our previous location. The US Postal service will stop forwarding mail in the future, so using the right mailing address (and the up to date version of Standard Form 180 or our web application will be critical).
Requests can be submitted by web (with a faxed or mailed signature page) at:
(NOTE: NPRC is part of the Federal Records center program and NOT shut down)
Requests can also be submitted using Standard Form 180. Please do not print and stockpile hugh amounts of this form as it is revised periodically. It is best to download a copy as needed or have a few on hand. It is best to have a link on your web page rather than a copy of the form:
We will also be modifying our web site in the future to include information specific to VSOs. Attached is have some informational material for further distribution to all your county VSOs. We both provide services to veterans, retirees, and their families. We are trying to assist our customers.