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I ordered my complete medical history from records management center, It did not contain anything from my deployment. Are these records elsewhere or do i need to request them specifically maybe ?  thanks.   

deployment was Afghanyland 05/06

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4 hours ago, steven13081 said:

I ordered my complete medical history from records management center, It did not contain anything from my deployment. Are these records elsewhere or do i need to request them specifically maybe ?  thanks.   

deployment was Afghanyland 05/06

Did they send you a cd or a paper copy of your service medical record?

What branch of service were you in?

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Hi Steven,

It appears that you were in the Navy.  When you got out, did you transfer to any reserve component?  Sometimes those records get kept at former units/state headquarters.  Also, did you request your records through eBenefits?  Or did you write a letter?  Are you looking for service treatment records or your personnel file?

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16 hours ago, steven13081 said:

was in the Army 03/06, came on a cd.

I don't mean to frustrate you, but have you gone through it page by page?? It would be hard for anyone of us on here to know what's on it without looking at it. You'd have to go over it again and tell us.

My CD has over 4000 pages, it includes everything used for claims purposes. This is called a C-FILE.

What are you planning to claim?

22 hours ago, I Work There Now said:

Hi Steven,

It appears that you were in the Navy.  When you got out, did you transfer to any reserve component?  Sometimes those records get kept at former units/state headquarters.  Also, did you request your records through eBenefits?  Or did you write a letter?  Are you looking for service treatment records or your personnel file?

Steven was in the Army. 

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I dont know what you mean by 'records management center'......

Have you tried 

https://www.archives.gov/veterans

You can file the SF 180 there-

You will need to print off the bar coded thing, (unless that method has changed) , sign it, copy it, for your records , and send it ,with a proof of mailing to the address the form will direct you to.

Ask for copies of all of your Service Medical Records as well as your inservice Personnel file.

 

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I faxed in the sf 180 to the appropriate destination and got cd back with what looks like most of my records besides anything deployment.

They wanted to send me home due to severe asthma symptoms and i declined and requested medication to help me cope. I took inhaler, pills and a dry powder inhaler.

All i have in my records is 2 medication refills for inhaler post deployment.   Maybe this will be enough of a link since i still need meds and have a few trips to emergency room.

About that c-file though,  You only get that once you start claiming stuff right or does everyone already have it ?

 

 

 

 

 

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It sounds to me like this would be a good time to try to get buddy statements of your tour in Afghanistan.  These place you there and give you a good starting point as you search for your records.  I would also see about filing an intent to file which gives you a year to pull everything together.

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Here is what I did and what happened.  I deployed 03-04 Iraq.

When I got out in 08', I made a bunch of claims with the VA.  They have my medical records, except for when I was medevaced to Kuwait City Hospital for a week for heat exhaustion or viral infection, not sure what it was.  I then sent for my medical records to St Louis and received everything I already had, and no record of my stay at KCH.

Not sure when, but I then sent a request to all of my State reps and Fed reps, six in total.  About 3 or 4 days later, I got a call from my US Senator's office, a retired SGM, who was going to represent all of the reps I sent requests to.  Apparently they all work together or whatever.  Anyway, about two months later I received a letter from the Senator stating that they were unable to find any records for me regards my stay at KCH.

About a year and a half later, I received a brown envelope from some Army Medical unit, from Hawaii, I believe, with about 30 pages from my stay at KCH.  Nurse and Doctor notes as well.  Nothing about who sent it or needing any response.  I have no idea who helped me out, or if it just took that long for someone to connect the dots.

So, what I am saying is, your record is out there and maybe just hasn't caught up yet.  I didn't know what unit was using the hospital in Kuwait while I was there and I am sure they rotated out just like the Combat Units did.

Get your name out there,

Hamslice

 

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7 hours ago, steven13081 said:

I faxed in the sf 180 to the appropriate destination and got cd back with what looks like most of my records besides anything deployment.

They wanted to send me home due to severe asthma symptoms and i declined and requested medication to help me cope. I took inhaler, pills and a dry powder inhaler.

All i have in my records is 2 medication refills for inhaler post deployment.   Maybe this will be enough of a link since i still need meds and have a few trips to emergency room.

About that c-file though,  You only get that once you start claiming stuff right or does everyone already have it ?

 

 

 

 

 

That could be a possibility to connect the dots. While deployed, were you around burn pits on a consistent basis? 

https://www.publichealth.va.gov/exposures/burnpits/registry.asp

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