Armed Forces News

A false rumor circulating on the Internet, in e-mails, and

among veteran service organizations is causing processing

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delays at the National Personnel Records Center where military

records are stored. The rumor that official military personnel

Files at the NPRC will be digitized and then destroyed is simply

not true. Neither the Department of Defense nor the NPRC intend

to destroy any official files stored at the center, according to

officials of the National Archives and Records Administration,

the agency under which NPRC operates. Every minute taken to

squelch the rumor is a minute taken away from the primary job.

Officials point out that requests resulting from this false

rumor will have a negative impact on NPRC’s ability to respond

to requests from veterans with real immediate needs, such as

information about medical treatment, employment and retirement.