How can I confirm a US soldier's employment and ranking?
If you’re willing to wait a few weeks, have the individual fill out SF-180. This can be done in hard copy or online.SF-180 is Standard Form 180, Request Pertaining To Military Records. This will instruct the National Military Records Center to send you a certified copy of the individual’s DD-214.The DD-214 is the only way to verify that someone was in the military, what their job was, how long they served, what awards they received, and what their discharge status is, among other things.You could ask the individual to see their copy, but you run the risk they forged it (rare, but it happens).By filling out the SF-180 and listing yourself as the requester, the DD-214 will be delivered directly to you, eliminating the chance that the individual tampered with it.
Do military personnel need money to fill out a leave request form?
It’s great that you asked. The answer is NO. Also, whatever you are doing with this person, STOP!Bloody hell, how many of these “I need your money to see you sweetheart” scammers are there? It’s probably that or someone totally misunderstood something.All military paperwork is free! However, whether their commander or other sort of boss will let them return or not depends on the nature of duty, deployment terms, and other conditions. They can’t just leave on a whim, that would be desertion and it’s (sorry I don’t know how it works in America) probably punishable by firing (as in termination of job) or FIRING (as in execution)!!!Soldiers are generally paid enough to fly commercial back to home country.Do not give these people any money or any contact information! If you pay him, you’ll probably get a receipt from Nigeria and nothing else.
How can I find out more about my dad's service in the military? He was a master sergeant in the 101st Airborne Division.
Go to this website Request Your Military Service RecordsOur online eVetRecs system creates a customized order form to request information from your, or your relative's, military personnel records.You may use this system if you are:A military veteran, orNext of kin of a deceased, former member of the military. The next of kin can be any of the following:Surviving spouse who has not remarriedFatherMotherSonDaughterSisterBrotherNote: A written signature by mail or fax is required for online requests.You will want his DD 214/Separation Documents and his Official Military Personnel File (OMPF)To get the OMPF:OMPF Archival record - discharge date of 1956 or prior*These records are archival and are open to the public. Any archival OMPF can be ordered online for a copying fee.If this is the case then go to this site: Access to Official Military Personnel Files (OMPF)for the General PublicThe type of information releasable to the general public from Federal (non-archival) records is dependent upon whether or not a person is requesting information under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) or has access authorization from the veteran or next-of-kin.With the Veteran or Next-of-Kin's authorization:The veteran (or next-of-kin if the veteran is deceased) must authorize the release of any information not available to the public under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). In some cases, the veteran may already possess military documents that contain the information you are seeking. The authorization must:be in writing,specify what additional information or copies that the NPRC may release to you, andinclude the signature of the veteran or next-of-kin. A sample authorization is included for your review.Please note: Next-of-kin must also provide proof of death of the veteran, such as a copy of the death certificate, a letter from the funeral home or a published obituary.Sample Authorization:The following is suggested as an example of an acceptable authorization:"I authorize the National Personnel Records Center, or other custodian of my military service record, to release to (your name or that of your company and/or organization) the following information and/or copies of documents from my military service record."Complete the authorization by specifying the information and/or document(s) requested. Be sure to sign and date the authorization. Authorizations are honored for one year from the date of signature.If you are the next of kin of a deceased veteran, you must provide proof of death of the veteran such as a copy of death certificate, letter from funeral home, or published obituary.OMPF Federal (non-archival) record - discharge date of 1957 or after* These records are non-archival and are maintained under the Federal Records Center program. Non-archival records are subject to access restrictions. the military veteran, other next-of-kin (un-remarried widow or widower, son, daughter, father, mother, brother or sister)Use the link at the top of this page to get started using eVetRecs or Standard Form 180 (SF 180).If this doesn’t work then let me know.
How can I request military records, to find an ancestor?
Try contacting your local VA they'll tell you to go through a different source likely a St Louis office depending on where you live. It may take awhile because of major backlog on their end just be patient (as someone with personal knowledge knows) but the wait is worth it.
Do military members have to pay any fee for leave or fiancee forms?
NOOOOOOO. You are talking to a military romance scammer. I received an email from the US Army that directly answers your question that is pasted below please keep reading.I believe you are the victim of a military Romance Scam whereas the person you are talking to is a foreign national posing as an American Soldier claiming to be stationed overseas on a peacekeeping mission. That's the key to the scam they always claim to be on a peacekeeping mission.Part of their scam is saying that they have no access to their money that their mission is highly dangerous.If your boyfriend girlfriend/future husband/wife is asking you to do the following or has exhibited this behavior, it is a most likely a scam:Moves to private messaging site immediately after meeting you on Facebook or SnapChat or Instagram or some dating or social media site. Often times they delete the site you met them on right after they asked you to move to a more private messaging siteProfesses love to you very quickly & seems to quote poems and song lyrics along with using their own sort of broken language, as they profess their love and devotion quickly. They also showed concern for your health and love for your family.Promises marriage as soon as he/she gets to state for leave that they asked you to pay for.They Requests money (wire transfers) and Amazon, iTune ,Verizon, etc gift cards, for medicine, religious practices, and leaves to come home, internet access, complete job assignments, help sick friend, get him out of trouble, or anything that sounds fishy.The military does provide all the soldier needs including food medical Care and transportation for leave. Trust me, I lived it, you are probably being scammed. I am just trying to show you examples that you are most likely being connned.Below is an email response I received after I sent an inquiry to the US government when I discovered I was scammed. I received this wonderful response back with lots of useful links on how to find and report your scammer. And how to learn more about Romance Scams.Right now you can also copy the picture he gave you and do a google image search and you will hopefully see the pictures of the real person he is impersonating. this doesn't always work and take some digging. if you find the real person you can direct message them and alert them that their image is being used for scamming.Good Luck to you and I'm sorry this may be happening to you. please continue reading the government response I received below it's very informative. You have contacted an email that is monitored by the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command. Unfortunately, this is a common concern. We assure you there is never any reason to send money to anyone claiming to be a Soldier online. If you have only spoken with this person online, it is likely they are not a U.S. Soldier at all. If this is a suspected imposter social media profile, we urge you to report it to that platform as soon as possible. Please continue reading for more resources and answers to other frequently asked questions: How to report an imposter Facebook profile: Caution-https://www.facebook.com/help/16... Caution-https://www.facebook.com/help/16... Answers to frequently asked questions: - Soldiers and their loved ones are not charged money so that the Soldier can go on leave. - Soldiers are not charged money for secure communications or leave. - Soldiers do not need permission to get married. - Soldiers emails are in this format: email@example.com Caution-mailto: firstname.lastname@example.org anything ending in .us or .com is not an official email account. - Soldiers have medical insurance, which pays for their medical costs when treated at civilian health care facilities worldwide – family and friends do not need to pay their medical expenses. - Military aircraft are not used to transport Privately Owned Vehicles. - Army financial offices are not used to help Soldiers buy or sell items of any kind. - Soldiers deployed to Combat Zones do not need to solicit money from the public to feed or house themselves or their troops. - Deployed Soldiers do not find large unclaimed sums of money and need your help to get that money out of the country. Anyone who tells you one of the above-listed conditions/circumstances is true is likely posing as a Soldier and trying to steal money from you. We would urge you to immediately cease all contact with this individual. For more information on avoiding online scams and to report this crime, please see the following sites and articles: This article may help clarify some of the tricks social media scammers try to use to take advantage of people: Caution-https://www.army.mil/article/61432/ Caution-https://www.army.mil/article/61432/ CID advises vigilance against 'romance scams,' scammers impersonating Soldiers Caution-https://www.army.mil/article/180749 Caution-https://www.army.mil/article/180749 FBI Internet Crime Complaint Center: Caution-http://www.ic3.gov/default.aspx Caution-http://www.ic3.gov/default.aspx U.S. Army investigators warn public against romance scams: Caution-https://www.army.mil/article/130... Caution-https://www.army.mil/article/130... DOD warns troops, families to be cybercrime smart -Caution-http://www.army.mil/article/1450... Caution-http://www.army.mil/article/1450... Use caution with social networking Caution-https://www.army.mil/article/146... Caution-https://www.army.mil/article/146... Please see our frequently asked questions section under scams and legal issues. Caution-http://www.army.mil/faq/ Caution-http://www.army.mil/faq/ or visit Caution-http://www.cid.army.mil/ Caution-http://www.cid.army.mil/ . The challenge with most scams is determining if an individual is a legitimate member of the US Army. Based on the Privacy Act of 1974, we cannot provide this information. If concerned about a scam you may contact the Better Business Bureau (if it involves a solicitation for money), or local law enforcement. If you're involved in a Facebook or dating site scam, you are free to contact us direct, (571) 305-4056. If you have a social security number, you can find information about Soldiers online at Caution-https://www.dmdc.osd.mil/appj/sc... Caution-https://www.dmdc.osd.mil/appj/sc... . While this is a free search, it does not help you locate a retiree, but it can tell you if the Soldier is active duty or not. If more information is needed such as current duty station or location, you can contact the Commander Soldier's Records Data Center (SRDC) by phone or mail and they will help you locate individuals on active duty only, not retirees. There is a fee of $3.50 for businesses to use this service. The check or money order must be made out to the U.S. Treasury. It is not refundable. The address is: Commander Soldier's Records Data Center (SRDC) 8899 East 56th Street Indianapolis, IN 46249-5301 Phone: 1-866-771-6357 In addition, it is not possible to remove social networking site profiles without legitimate proof of identity theft or a scam. If you suspect fraud on this site, take a screenshot of any advances for money or impersonations and report the account on the social networking platform immediately. Please submit all information you have on this incident to Caution-www.ic3.gov Caution-http://www.ic3.gov (FBI website, Internet Criminal Complaint Center), immediately stop contact with the scammer (you are potentially providing them more information which can be used to scam you), and learn how to protect yourself against these scams at Caution-http://www.ftc.gov Caution-http://www.ftc.gov (Federal Trade Commission's website)
How do you get access to military services records?
Hey CherylYou get them from the National Archives Veterans’ Service Records Request Your Military Service Records Online, by Mail, or by Fax.You may use this system if you are:A military veteran, orNext of kin of a deceased, former member of the military. The next of kin can be any of the following:Surviving spouse that has not remarried,Father,Mother,Son,Daughter,Sister,BrotherRequired InformationYour request must contain certain basic information for us to locate your service records. This information includes:The veteran's complete name used while in serviceService numberSocial security numberBranch of serviceDates of serviceDate and place of birth (especially if the service number is not known).If you suspect your records may have been involved in the 1973 fire, also include:Place of dischargeLast unit of assignmentPlace of entry into the service, if known.All requests must be signed and dated by the veteran or next-of-kin.If you are the next of kin of a deceased veteran, you must provide proof of death of the veteran such as a copy of death certificate, letter from funeral home, or published obituary.The web site is easy to navigate and use.Where to send your requestNPRC Fax Number : 314-801-9195NPRC Mailing Address: National Personnel Records CenterMilitary Personnel Records1 Archives DriveSt. Louis, MO 63138314-801-0800Good luck
How can I request my military service records?
There is now a very easy way to do that.Simply register for an account at Home the new portal for all things veteran.Once you’re gone you’ll see a screen that looks like this:And there it is on the bottom right.I note about the vets website you might not see all of these options when you first get an account because you have to have a verified what’s called a level two account to do things like order your prescriptions and see your medical records. This actually requires you to go in person to a VA office (VBA) And show them your ID to prove your real you. When you have a verified account you can do anything from filing claims to ordering refills on line. This was one of the best innovations of the last secretary of the VA.
How do I respond to a request for a restraining order? Do I need to fill out a form?
As asked of me specifically,The others are right, you will likely need a lawyer. But to answer your question, there is a response form to respond to a restraining order or order of protection. Worst case the form is available at the courthouse where your hearing is set to be heard in, typically at the appropriate clerk's window, which may vary, so ask any of the clerk's when you get there.You only have so many days to respond, and it will specify in the paperwork.You will also have to appear in court on the date your hearing is scheduled.Most courts have a department that will help you respond to forms at no cost. I figure you are asking because you can't afford an attorney which is completely understandable.The problem is that if you aren't represented and the other person is successful in getting a temporary restraining order made permanent in the hearing you will not be allowed at any of the places the petitioner goes, without risking arrest.I hope this helps.Not given as legal advice-