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Information about burials and memorial benefits for Veterans can be found at the National Cemetery Administration's website at  


Information about the GI Bill and post-9/11 GI Bill can be found at the VA's GI Bill site.

You can learn more about the Naval Academy here.

The United States Navy Memorial Foundation -- a private, non-profit educational foundation, not part of the U.S. Navy -- maintains a database of those who have served in the Sea Services and who have contributed to the building of the Memorial or on whose behalf a contribution has been made.

For more information about the U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation, visit their web site.

The Navy Memorial
701 Pennsylvania Avenue
Washington, D.C. 20004



DD-214s are found at the National Archives and records can be requested there online.

To contact NMCI, please call 1-(866) THE-NMCI (843-6624)

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Navy Installations Command is an Echelon II shore command responsible for all shore installations under the control of the United States Navy. As an Echelon II command, it reports directly to the Chief of Naval Operations.

Navy records corrections are addressed through the Board for Correction of Naval Records (BCNR).

Assistant for BCNR Matters

What the Assistant does:  Acts as liaison for Navy Personnel Command (NPC) to the Board for Correction of Naval Records.

Background:  The BCNR was created by Congress in 1947 to provide a method for correction of errors or removal of injustices from current and former Navy and Marine Corps member's records without the necessity for private legislation.

The BCNR is not a branch of NPC.  It is a separate shore activity under the direction and supervision of the Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Manpower and Reserve Affairs.

BCNR Website

Law governs BCNR under 10 U.S.C. Sec 1551-1557.

Helpful Hints for Petitioning BCNR

1.  Download the DD Form 149, print it, fill it out COMPLETELY, and sign it.  You must sign the application as BCNR cannot act on your behalf without your signature authorizing them, through the Privacy Act, to review your record.

2.  Identify the specific error or injustice you feel has been committed, submit sufficient information to permit BCNR to determine whether relief is warranted and include any other information you deem relevant.  If in doubt, include it.  That information could be what ultimately proves that an error or injustice exists.

3.  When you have completed the application,  mail your application directly to BCNR to the appropriate address indicated on DD Form 149.

Additional links of interest

SECNAVINST 5420.193:  Establishes procedures for making application and the consideration of applications for correction of military records of current and former members of the Navy and Marine Corps by the Secretary of the Navy acting through the BCNR under Title 10 USC Sect. 1552.

NAVPERSCOMINST 5420.1:  Administration of Board for Correction of Naval Records (BCNR) Applications within Navy Personnel Command (NAVPERSCOM).

Learn more about Space A travel on planes - not ships - at Air Mobility Command's website.

There are various web sites now available to find out about veterans' benefits. Some good places to start are:

  • Bureau of Personnel. The Bureau of Personnel web site provides information on a wide variety of personnel issues for active duty personnel and veterans.
  • Defense Finance and Accounting Service. All military pay issues are managed by DFAS.
  • Department of Veterans Affairs. The Department was created Oct. 25, 1988, when President Ronald Reagan signed a bill that made the Veterans Administration into a cabinet post as of Mar. 15, 1989.


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