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National Archives Responds to Email Hoax About Veterans’ Records

As posted on the online military personnel records request system from the National Archives:

  • “There is a rumor circulating among veteran service organizations that Official Military Personnel Files (OMPFs) at the National Personnel Records Center will be digitized and then destroyed. This rumor is NOT TRUE…The National Archives and Records Administration preserves and protects OMPFs because they are permanently valuable records that document the essential evidence of military service for the veterans of our nation.”
  • Related information in this Federal Computer Week article.
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