Several dozen people from George AFB have told me that the National Personnel Records Center (NPRC) is NOT releasing their military and medical records.
Parents have NOT been able to get their children’s medical records from George AFB Hospital, and this includes autopsy reports and death certificates from the NPRC.
Adults who were born at or grew up on George AFB have not been able to get their medical records from the NPRC.
Since 1974, my service officers, the VA regional office, my Senators and Congressmen, my attorney, and I have requested numerous times a complete copy of my medical records. As of today, the NPRC has sent some of my medical records but not all.
A few years ago, I hired a law firm to get a copy of my complete military records, including my medical records for a correction of discharge (Honorable to Medical) with Air Force Board for the Correction of Military Records (BCMR). Three years and several thousand dollars later, the AF/NPRC are still refusing to release my complete records. It turns out that the Air Force is the owner of the records, and NPRC is the only the custodian of the records, and the Air Force has been blocking the NPRC from releasing MY complete records to me, my service officers, the VA regional office, SSDI, and my attorney.
Friday, I contacted Sean McCaney with the Office of Inspector General (IG) for the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), and explained to him the problem that we are having with getting our Air Force medical records from the NPRC. I also explained that when the AF/NPRC blocks the release of our medical records, they are effectively defrauding us of our Military pension, VA pension, SSDI, and medical care because without our complete medical records (evidence) we cannot ever hope of winning our cases.
Sean McCaney, OIG NARA, requested that anyone having difficulty obtaining their or their children’s records please contact him. He requested that you DO NOT send any records. Please just email him your contact information and a BRIEF description of the problem that you have had with getting your records.
Sean McCaney, NARA OIG, firstname.lastname@example.org
I would also recommend filing the same complaint with the DOD IG because the Air Force appears to be partly responsible for the problem with the release of OUR records.
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