Discharge certificates available via the Web
I lost my discharge certificate. Can I get a replacement through the Internet?
Answer: The National Personnel Records Center has a Web site where veterans can request their discharge papers (DD-214): vetrecs.archives.gov. Military veterans and the next of kin of deceased former military members may now use the new online military personnel records system to request documents. Other individuals with a need for documents must still complete the standard form 180, which can be downloaded from the Web site. The new Web-based application was designed to provide better service on these requests by eliminating the records center's mailroom processing time. You can obtain a SF 180 form either online, or at the Honolulu VA office.
Q: When I was at the VA recently I saw the term My HealtheVet . What is it all about?
A: My HealtheVet is a secure VA Web site (www.myhealth.va.gov) that provides a gateway to veteran health benefits and services. The software allows access to trusted health information, links to federal and VA benefits, the Personal Health Journal, and now, online VA prescription refills. In the very near future, MHV registrants will be able to view medical appointments, co-pay balances, and key in portions of their VA medical records online, plus much more.
My HealtheVet also provides a portal to online electronic patient education sponsored by VA.
If you have questions about your benefits as a veteran, call Fred Ballard at the Veterans Affairs at 433-0049 or visit the VA Web site at www.va.gov/hawaii
or the Star-Bulletin at 529-4747.