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233 Lawmakers Call for Military Records Processing to Resume

December 9, 2020

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A bipartisan group of 233 members of Congress is urging the National Personnel Records Center in St. Louis to start processing military records requests after a near-complete pause in operations due to the pandemic.

Led by Representatives Van Taylor, R-Texas, and Jimmy Panetta, D-California, the group expressed dismay that the center, which falls under the National Archive and Records Administration, pared its staff down to less than 10% of full strength November 7 and announced its effective closure except for emergencies. This follows a similar closure from March 23 to June 23 this year due to COVID-19.

There’s no indication from the center on when full operations will resume.

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If you need a copy of your military records for a VA request or a records correction, there will be delays until this is resolved.

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