Awards and Medals Replacement

Veterans

How do I obtain replacement medals?

Requests for the issuance or replacement of military service medals, decorations, and awards should be directed to the specific branch of the military in which the veteran served.  However, for Air Force (including Army Air Corps) and Army personnel, the National Personnel Records Center will verify the awards to which a veteran is entitled and forward the request with the verification to the appropriate service department for issuance of the medals.

The Standard Form (SF 180), Request Pertaining to Military Records, is recommended for requesting medals and awards.  Provide as much information as possible and send the form with a copy of your DD214 to the appropriate address from the following tables.  
 

Mail request to: 
 
For ARMY:  
National Personnel Records Center
Medals Section (NRPMA-M) 
9700 Page Avenue 
St. Louis, MO 63132-5100 
 
For AIR FORCE:  (including Army Air Corps & Army Air Forces)   
National Personnel Records Center
Air Force Reference Branch (NRPMF) 
9700 Page Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63132-5100

For NAVY/MARINE & COAST GUARD:
Bureau of Naval Personnel
Liaison Office Room 5409 
9700 Page Avenue 
St. Louis, MO 63132-5100