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Request for DD Form 214

Soldiers or Veterans may request their DD Form 214 for continuous periods of 90 days or more of Full Time National Guard Duty (FTNGD).  Your request must contain certain basic information for us to locate/generate your separation document.  This information includes:

 

  • The veteran’s complete name used while in the CAARNG
  • Last four of your social security number
  • Date of Discharge
  • All requests must be signed and dated by the veteran

 

There are a couple of ways to request your DD Form 214.  You can

  1. Download and print a copy of the DD 214 Request Form in PDF format.

You need access to a printer and the Adobe Acrobat Reader software.  The DD 214 Request Form is formatted for letter size paper (8.5″ x 11″).  If your printer cannot accommodate this, select “shrink to fit” when the Adobe Acrobat Reader “Print” dialog box appears.

This is also a fillable version; it will allow you to type the needed information into the form using your keyboard.  You will still need to print, sign, and return the form.

 

  1. Contact us to order the form through the mail at:

         

     Office of the Adjutant General
      Attn: Box 40 – Separations
      Sacramento, CA 95826-9101

How to submit the DD Form 214 Request

California Army National Guard organizations can submit DD Form 214 requests through the NGB Form 214 Request Portal.

 

Veterans or next-of-kin of deceased veterans can submit the completed request form by mail or email.  Veterans do not need to complete the “Certifying Official” block prior to submitting to the request.

 

Mail:  Office of the Adjutant General
          Attn: Box 40 – Separations
          Sacramento, CA 95826-9101

 

Email:  ng.ca.caarng.mbx.jfhq-g1-epd@mail.mil

            Please ensure the subject line is “DD Form 214 – Last Name, First Name

 

Note:   Veterans requesting their completed DD Form 214 sent via email will receive notification from AMRDEC SAFE.  You will have two weeks to download your file before the link expires (You can only access the link once, therefore, be sure to save your form). 

 

Request for DD Form 215

Request for correction(s) to completed DD Form 215 may be sent by mail or email. 

 

Be sure to include: 

 

  • A copy of your completed DD Form 215
  • Indicate the specific blocks that needs to be corrected and the error
  • State the recommended correction (how should the specific block be corrected)
  • Submit documentation supporting the correction (i.e. pay records, awards, DA Form 1059s; orders alone are not a verifiable source document)

 

Mail:  Office of the Adjutant General
          Attn: Box 40 – Separations
          Sacramento, CA 95826-9101

 

Email:  ng.ca.caarng.mbx.jfhq-g1-epd@mail.mil

            Please ensure the subject line is “DD Form 215 – Last Name, First Name

 

Emergency Requests and Deadlines

If your request is urgent (e.g. upcoming funeral, retirement pay, etc.) and there is a deadline associated with your request, please provide this information in the Subject Line of the email.   Our goal is to complete all urgent requests within three working days.  However, in some instances we can complete requests the same day if necessary. 

 

Contact Us

You may also contact the Separations Section at (916) 854-3150 (Option 4), or ng.ca.caarng.mbx.jfhq-g1-epd@mail.mil.  

 

Note:  Our peak calling times are weekdays between 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 pm.  Staff is available to take your call as early as 7:30 a.m. and as late as 5:00 p.m.