Lawmakers Push for Military Records Processing to Resume

After an almost complete halt in operations due to the pandemic, congress members are desperately urging the National Personnel Records Center (based in St. Louis) to resume military records request processing.

According to an article published by, “Led by Reps. Van Taylor, R-Texas, and Jimmy Panetta, D-Calif., the group expressed dismay that the center, which falls under the National Archive and Records Administration, pared its staff down to less than 10% of full strength Nov. 7 and announced its effective closure except for emergencies. This follows a similar closure from March 23 to June 23 this year due to COVID-19. There’s no indication from the center on when full operations will resume.”

Relevant pages: Veterans Disability