World News, Va Theft Of Data Included 2.5m Active Duty in VA Disability Compensation Benefits Claims Research Forum Posted June 7, 2006 Active duty members use the MGIB and VA guarantees for home loans. Many of the 2.5 mill were reservists and national guard. Why or how would the VA have the records of active duty personnel. Active Duty personnel are not VETERANS! From my almost 11 years in the Corps I do know that HQ Marine Corps holds the records for all active duty Marines and those records stay with the Corps until such time the Marine is discharged. Same for Army, Navy, and Air Force except their records are held by their respective proponent service. After discharge from service the records/file is sent to the National Personnel Records Center in St. Louis and archived. At this time the VA has no knowledge of your file or records unless you filed a claim, requested your records from St. Louis and sent them to the VA. So the question is "What in the hell is the VA doing with active military personnel data in the first place, and how in the hell or what policy allows them to have and keep data on active duty personnel?" This just doesn't jive with me.