DoD Knowledge Base: FAQs

Historical Research from DoD
Published: 06/22/2005 | Updated:  02/14/2017

Where can I find historical information about the Department of Defense?

Historical information can be found by contacting the National Archives and Records Administration or the historical branches of the armed forces.

The National Archives and Records Administration
8601 Adelphi Road
College Park, MD 20740-6001
Phone: 1-866-272-6272
TDD phone: 301-837-0482
Fax: 301-837-0483
Web site:

U.S. Army Center of Military History
Fort Lesley J. McNair
Washington, DC 20319-5058
Web site:

United States Marine Corps History Division
2044 Broadway Street
Quantico, VA 22134
Phone: 703-432-4874
Web site:

Naval Historical Center
1306 Dahlgren Avenue, SE
Washington Navy Yard Washington, DC 20374-5060
Phone: 202-678-4333
Web site:

Air Force Historical Research Agency
600 Chennault Circle, Bldg 1405
Maxwell AFB, AL 36112-6424
Phone: 334-953-2395
Web site: