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How can I locate medical records for military-retired and or dependents?
Published: 08/12/2002 | Updated:  07/25/2014
How can I locate medical records for military-retired and/or military dependents?
The National Personnel Records Center, Civilian Personnel Facility stores dependent medical folders (DMFs) for dependents treated at Army, Air Force, or Coast Guard facilities from 1954 to the present. Records prior to 1954 were destroyed in accordance with legal authorities in effect at the time.(DMFs for dependents treated at Navy facilities are stored at the National Personnel Records Center, Military Personnel Facility.) DMFs are transferred to the center between one and five years after last treatment. For additional information please visit the following web page: http://www.archives.gov/st-louis/military-personnel/agencies/index.html