DD Form 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty

For all DD Forms 214/215 questions for Regular Air Force, member must contact the Air Force Personnel Center. 


■ Airman must have completed 90 continuous calendar days or more of active duty or active duty for training (ADT), or their initial active duty training tour (IADT)
■ If Airman was ordered to active duty in the event of a national emergency or war in support of a contingency operation, Airman will be issued a DD Form 214 regardless of the number of days served


HQ ARPC creates DD Forms 214 for the following:
■ ALL IMA Reservists
■ All previously Separated or Retired ANG and AFR members
■ ALL Unit assigned ANG and AFR members retiring on AGR orders
■ ALL ANG and AFR members retiring due to a Permanent Disability Retired List (PDRL) or Temporary Disability Retired List (TDRL)
■ ALL Congressional and BCMR inquiries received by ARPC for ANG or AFR members
■ ALL DD Forms 215 requests for ANG and AFR members. Units should not be creating DD Forms 215. Submit request through VPC

HQ AFPC creates the following DD Forms 214:
■ HQ (above wing level) AFR AGR/ANG Statutory Tour (STAT) members separating or retiring

Base MPS creates the following DD Forms 214:
■ ALL unit assigned ANG and AFR DD Forms 214 other than an Active Duty Retirement or PDRL/TDRL or IMAs
■ ALL ANG unit assigned members that are being released from Active Duty Title 10 or 32 Orders
■ ALL AFR unit assigned members that are being released from Active Duty Title 10 Orders
■ ALL Discharges with Severance Pay DD Forms 214 for unit assigned ANG and AFR members

Airman’s responsibilities to provide the following documents (as applicable):
■ Title 10 or Title 32 orders (whichever is applicable)
■ COMPLETED Travel Vouchers from the FSO
■ SIGNED AND DATED Decorations, EPRs/OPRs LOEs, 475s
■ School Certificates
■ DD Form 4
■ AF Forms526 (for DD Forms 214 prior to 2001, in most cases ARPC can pull these from ARMS)

If the member is separated, discharged or retired, the request can be submitted through myPers, e-mail, via fax, or by mail

■ myPers: https://mypers.af.mil
■ E-mail: tfsc_2@mypersmail.af.mil
■ FAX: (478) 327-2215
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If you have any questions please call us at 1 (800) 525-0102, Option 3