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Old 29 January 2018, 15:19
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Already have, nothing found.
Ugh. That sucks.
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Old 29 January 2018, 15:36
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Ugh. That sucks.
Yup

That's why I tell young dudes to keep every scrap of paper the military gives you, same as one of my drill sergeants did me.

I actually had my original sick call slip, so that helped along with a few other bits and pieces.
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Old 29 January 2018, 18:46
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Yup

That's why I tell young dudes to keep every scrap of paper the military gives you, same as one of my drill sergeants did me.

I actually had my original sick call slip, so that helped along with a few other bits and pieces.
I made copies of my medical record when I retired, based on what I read here. The originals went to the VA, my family doctor got a copy, and I have a copy in my house. I should probably scan a copy into a PDF, but that seems like it'd take a LOOOOONG time in front of a scanner.
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Old 29 January 2018, 20:09
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I made copies of my medical record when I retired, based on what I read here. The originals went to the VA, my family doctor got a copy, and I have a copy in my house. I should probably scan a copy into a PDF, but that seems like it'd take a LOOOOONG time in front of a scanner.
Scan it and any other records you have, put it on a memory stick or two and safety deposit box one and one to a trusted friend's place to store in their safe.
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Old 13 July 2018, 10:35
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Late to the game, but I have a family member who is recently incapacitated but alive. He was a Navy Reservist and Air Force reservist before settling into an active duty career with the Coast Guard. I FOIA'd his records to help get him treatment and only found his time with the Coast guard.

Then I found this link:
https://www.archives.gov/veterans/mi...ervice-records
You can specify that you are looking for medical records.

Hope this helps. Was going to make it its own post to save others the ass pain, but not sure if it warrants it.
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Old 13 July 2018, 13:13
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Late to the game, but I have a family member who is recently incapacitated but alive. He was a Navy Reservist and Air Force reservist before settling into an active duty career with the Coast Guard. I FOIA'd his records to help get him treatment and only found his time with the Coast guard.

Then I found this link:
https://www.archives.gov/veterans/mi...ervice-records
You can specify that you are looking for medical records.

Hope this helps. Was going to make it its own post to save others the ass pain, but not sure if it warrants it.
YOU have to send a request to Navy Reservist and Air Force reservist ]and the Coast Guard Not all records get transferred from one Branch to another Branch of service.[/B]
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Old 13 July 2018, 16:21
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YOU have to send a request to Navy Reservist and Air Force reservist ]and the Coast Guard Not all records get transferred from one Branch to another Branch of service.[/B]
Correct, wildman. That's what I ended up doing after I learned that FOIA doesn't package everything up into one neat document. Learning curve was steep and incapacitated friend (I say family because he is basically that) was not able to give input. Frustrating process.
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