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Safeguarding your Naval career documents is an important element to ensure your career history is preserved and correctly documented. In addition, safeguarding these documents is critical for surviving family members. As a member of the Association of the United States Navy (AUSN) we will safeguard your career documents free of charge.

To take advantage of this service, please send us a photocopy of your DD214, NOE, RCSBP election, and retirement orders for safekeeping. You may send us one or all four career documents by email to Alternatively, you may send your documents to:

Association of the United States Navy
Attn: Document Safeguard
1619 King Street
Alexandria, VA 22314

You and your family may retrieve documents by sending an email to


A friendly reminder that in addition to safeguarding your DD214, NOE, RSCBP election and retirement orders, keeping other important papers such as birth, marriage and death certificates; a divorce decree; your will and/or trust; adoption papers; insurance policies; and emergency points of contacts together and easy to locate is also critical.
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