The DD Form 214, often referred to as DD-214, is one of the most important documents a Veteran receives throughout his or her time in the armed services. Here are four important things you should know about your DD-214.
The DD214: The Most Important Document of Your Life
When you’re discharged from the service, you’re issued a document that is almost as important as the air you breath. The DD Form 214, commonly called the DD214 and sometimes the Report of Separation, is generally required for veterans to receive benefits, reenlist, get a VA loan, join veterans’ organizations and much, much more.