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DD Form 214, Discharge Papers and Separation Documents

A Certificate of Release or Report of Separation is generally issued when a service member performs active duty or at least 90 consecutive days of active duty training. It is used to prove military service for benefits, retirement, employment, and membership in veterans' organizations.
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LGBT Veteran Resources

We borrowed the following list of resources from the Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital web page (U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs)