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DD Form 214
DD Form 214

Overview

Complete the DD Form 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty in the Virtual Military Personnel Flight (vMPF). Ensure you carefully review your DD Form 214 Worksheet. Provide your local personnel office with any source documents that are not contained in either your electronic personnel record in the Personnel Records Display Application or the Military Personnel Data System.

 

The DD Form 214, provides you with a concise record of military service. The form also provides government agencies with information needed to administer the federal and state laws that apply to members who separate from the military. For instance, the Veterans Administration uses the form to determine eligibility for benefits they administer, and the Department of Labor uses it for unemployment compensation.

 

Additionally, the DD Form 214 Worksheet will be used to determine re-employment rights for you. Inaccurate information on the DD Form 214 Worksheet could result in delay or denial of benefits.

 

If you are an Active Duty member or an Active Guard Reserve (AGR) (Title 10) member on active duty and have an approved separation the review of your DD Form 214 Worksheet prior to finalization is highly recommended to ensure the accuracy of your final DD Form 214 Worksheet prior to completion/distribution. 

  • Access the virtual Military Personnel Flight (vMPF)  and click on the "Self-Service Actions" link

  • Click on the "Separations or Retirement" link

  • Next, click on the "DD Form 214 Worksheet" link

  • Read the statement pertaining to the DD Form 214 Worksheet and click on the "Application" link.

  • This will bring up the work area in which all the information that will be on the 214 Worksheet appears

  • Review the DD Form 214 Worksheet for accuracy/completeness. If corrections are needed, select the Incorrect button and make the changes/corrections that need to be made to the DD Form 214 Worksheet

  • Scroll to the bottom of the screen and click "Submit". Your DD Form 214 Worksheet will be forwarded to the Air Force Personnel Center for completion on your separation date

Your DD Form 214 will be available to you electronically on the effective date of retirement/separation. Retrieval information is provided to departing veterans via vMPF correspondence during the separation/retirement process. You must contact the AFPC/A1 Service Desk, and provide them your full name, military pay date (LES has this), date of rank and a good contact phone number. As a secondary option, individuals may call AFPC/A1 at 1-800-525-0102, using options 8, 2 and 1. A representative will verify your identity, separation information and provide a USER ID, Password and website address to retrieve and print Copy 1 and 4 of your official DD Form 214. This service is available for 60 days after the date of separation. vMPF

 

Corrections: According to AFI 36-3202, Separation Documents, AFI 36-2603, Air Force Board for Correction of Military Records, and under the provisions of Title 10, U.S.C., Section 1552, if you believe your records contain an error or injustice, you may apply for a correction to your DD Form 214 by submitting DD Form 149, Application for Correction of Military Record, within three years from the date you discover the error or injustice during which time you may submit your application to the address provided on the back of the DD Form 149.

 

You are strongly encouraged to make and keep certified copies of your DD Form 214.