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How to request and receive a copy of military records
Discharge papers (DD214's) may be recorded for permanent records from which certified copies may be issued. In order to obtain a certified copy, the original must have been presented for recording. The DD214 must be recorded before military exemption is applied toward property tax reduction.
There is no charge to record or obtain a certified copy of a military record.
The military separation or discharge record is not accessible through the internet (the Code of Iowa 331.606A). Therefore a veteran or a family member must furnish a photo ID in order to obtain their military record.