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Finance Records

Pay records are not considered a part of the military service record; and therefore, are usually not contained in the record.  Military service records usually contain information about dates of active duty and active duty for training, promotions and reductions, assignments, specialties, performance ratings, schooling, awards, and disciplinary actions.  Service records DO NOT usually contain information or documents relating to pay.  Occasionally, a stray leave and earnings statement or Form W-2, Wage and Tax Statement, is found.

For finance records, it is suggested that you contact the Defense Finance and Accounting Service.

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