How to Get Your DD 214!

Whether you're thinking about using your VA loan to buy a house or simply need your DD 214, you'll know how to get your DD 214 after reading this post! 

Let's start with explaining what is a DD 214?  The DD form 214 is your certificate of discharge from active duty.  Generally referred to as simply DD 214.  The DD denotes it's a form from the United States Department of Defense and is issued upon a service member's retirement, separation, or discharge from active duty in the Armed Forces of the United States. 

Here's a sample of what a DD 214 looks like:

DD 214 Sample

Fortunately, getting your DD 214 is pretty simple these days. 

Here's 3 ways you can get a copy of yours today:

  1. By asking your local loan officer to order it for you when using your VA loan to buy a house. 
  2. You can order DD 214 online via the National Archives at:  https://www.archives.gov/veterans/military-service-records
  3. You can also set up an account on eBenefits then order a copy at: https://www.ebenefits.va.gov/ebenefits/manage/documents

Want to know more about VA loan Las Vegas, get in touch with these great local loan officers today!  (images are clickable)

Bill Merren is Loan Advisor with New American Funding in Las Vegas Nevada

Josh Coomer is Loan Officer with Mann Mortgage

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