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Claim files for pensions based on Federal military service 1775-1916, and bounty land warrant application files based on wartime service, 1775-1855.

Regular Army enlisted personnel serving from 1789 through 31 October 1912, and officers serving from 1789 through 30 June 1917.

Records relating to persons who served in the Confederate States Army from 1861 through 1865.

Volunteer service of persons serving during an emergency and whose service was considered to be in the Federal interest during the period 1775-1902.

Unit morning reports prior to 1917.

Unit operational records prior to 1939.

Unit rosters prior to 1917.

National Archives and Records Administration
Military Reference Branch
700 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC  20408

Email:
archives1reference@nara.gov

Website:
http://www.archives.gov/dc-metro/washington/

Officers separated after 30 June 1917, and enlisted personnel separated after 31 October 1912

National Personnel Records Center
Military Personnel Records
1 Archives Drive
St. Louis, MO 63138

Website:
http://www.archives.gov/st-louis/military-personnel/

Awards to individuals still on active duty.

Recent award recommendations and pending unit awards.

Awards and Decorations Branch
U.S. Army Human Resources Command
ATTN: AHRC-PDP-A
1600 Spearhead Division Avenue
Fort Knox, KY 40122

Email:
usarmy.knox.hrc.mbx.tagd-awards@mail.mil

Website: http://www.hrc.army.mil/TAGD/Awards%20and%20Decorations%20Branch

Awards to individuals no longer in the service or on active duty.

National Personnel Records Center
Military Personnel Records
1 Archives Drive
St. Louis, MO 63138

Phone: 314-801-0800

Website:
http://www.archives.gov/st-louis/military-personnel/public/awards-and-decorations.html

Unit operational records, 1917-1954, and from 1954 through Vietnam for units that served in Southeast Asia.

Archives II Textual Reference Branch
National Archives and Records Administration
8601 Adelphi Road
College Park, MD  20740

Email:
archives2reference@nara.gov

Website:
http://www.archives.gov/dc-metro/college-park/

Morning reports from 1917-1974. [NB: The Army discontinued the use of morning reports in 1974, changing to personnel data cards. These cards also are on file at the National Personnel Records Center.]

Unit rosters for the Regular Army from 1917 to the present.

National Personnel Records Center
Military Personnel Records
1 Archives Drive
St. Louis, MO 63138

Website:
http://www.archives.gov/st-louis/military-personnel/morning-reports-and-unit-rosters.html

Unit operational records from 1954 to the present for units that did not serve in Southeast Asia; operational records files, 1955-1979

U.S. Army Records Management and
Declassification Agency
Room 102, Casey Building
7701 Telegraph Road
Alexandria, VA 22315

Website:
https://www.rmda.army.mil/

Information pertaining to unit lineage and honors

U.S. Army Center of Military History
ATTN: AAMH-FPO
102 Fourth Avenue, BLDG 35 (Collins Hall)
Fort Lesley J. McNair, DC 20319-5060

Contact CMH:
http://www.history.army.mil/inquire.html

(only a percentage of Army units have current lineage and honors information compiled, some of which is posted to http://www.history.army.mil/html/forcestruc/lh.html)

Rosters for Army Reserve units from 1917 to the present.

Army Reserve Personnel Center
1 Archives Drive
St. Louis, MO 63138

Retired Active Duty Army general officer biographies.

U.S. Army Center of Military History
ATTN: AAMH-FPR
102 Fourth Avenue, BLDG 35 (Collins Hall)
Fort Lesley J. McNair, DC 20319-5060

Contact CMH:
http://www.history.army.mil/inquire.html

Official photographs pertaining to the U.S. Army from 1861-1988.

Still Picture Branch
Special Media Archives Service Division
National Archives and Records Administration
8601 Adelphi Road
College Park, MD  20740

Email:
stillpix@nara.gov

Website:
http://www.archives.gov/dc-metro/college-park/photographs-dc.html

Unofficial materials, including unit histories, personal papers, diaries, and photographs; selected official papers are also available.

U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center
950 Soldiers Drive
Carlisle, PA 17013

Email:
us.army.carlisle.awc.mbx.ahec-ves@mail.mil

Website:
http://www.carlisle.army.mil/AHEC/contacts.cfm

Official photographs and videos pertaining to the U.S. Army since 1938.

Defense Visual Information Center

Website:
http://www.defenseimagery.mil/index.jsp

Motion pictures from 1898 to the present.

Motion Picture and Video Branch
Special Archives Division
National Archives and Records Administration
8601 Adelphi Road
College Park, MD  20740

Website:
http://www.archives.gov/dc-metro/college-park/visit-motion-picture-room.html

Heraldic data; information concerning flags, colors, streamers, guidons, insignia, and uniforms.

Department of the Army
The Institute of Heraldry, Room S112
9325 Gunston Road, Building 1466
Fort Belvoir, VA 22060-5579

Website:
http://www.tioh.hqda.pentagon.mil/default.aspx

Identification of Army historical property; location and disposition of Army historical property, to include ordnance, accouterments, flags, military materiel, and associated artifacts.

U.S. Army Center of Military History
ATTN: AAMH-MDC
9955 Tracy Loop, BLDG 765
Fort Belvoir, VA 22060

Contact CMH:
http://www.history.army.mil/inquire.html

Records concerning units in or assigned to the U.S. Army Air Forces.

U.S. Air Force Historical Research Agency
600 Chennault Circle
Maxwell AFB, AL 36112-6424

Website:
http://www.afhra.af.mil