NARA RESEARCH AND COVID-19 UPDATES

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WE ARE STILL RESEARCHING FOR OUR CLIENTS AND VETERANS

Global Military Research, LLC will continue to work on research projects from our office.  Many documents can be obtained from the DOD by FOIA request.  These include the Investigative reports from the US Army CID, US Navy, and Marine Corps via NCIS and other DOD agencies that remain open.  

ARCHIVES CLOSURES

 As a public health precaution, due to COVID-19, the following changes are effective close of business Friday, March 13:

  • All National Archives research rooms nationwide, including those at Presidential Libraries, will be closed to the public until further notice. 
  • All museums, including those at Presidential Libraries, will be closed to the public until further notice.
  • All public events in National Archives facilities nationwide are canceled until further notice. This includes in-person public programs, tours, school group visits, public meetings, external conferences, and facility rentals. Where possible, we will conduct public events and outreach activities online and through virtual meetings.

NARA STATEMENT

The National Archives is committed to the health and safety of our visitors and staff. We are closely monitoring the situation regarding COVID-19, and we are working with public health officials and our counterpart agencies to monitor and respond to the evolving conditions and following CDC guidelines. Follow the National Archives on Facebook (USNationalArchives) and on Twitter (@USNatArchives) for immediate updates.
National Archives staff will continue to serve the public remotely by responding to emailed requests for records and History Hub inquiries. While we are closed, we invite the public to explore our online resources by visiting www.archives.gov and viewing our online exhibits and educational resources and participating in our Citizen Archivist Missions. A biweekly newsletter lists many of these resources and activities.

Notice to NARA Researchers and FOIA Requesters

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and pursuant to guidance received from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), NARA has adjusted its normal operations to balance the need of completing its mission-critical work while also adhering to the recommended social distancing for the safety of our staff.  As a result of this re-prioritization of activities, you may experience a delay in receiving an initial acknowledgment as well as a substantive response to your reference or FOIA request or appeal. We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your understanding and patience.

Notice to Veterans

The National Personnel Records Center is servicing only urgent requests related to homeless veterans, medical emergencies, and funerals. If you have an urgent need for access to military service records, please fax your request to 314-801-0764. This is a dedicated line for emergencies only. If your request is not urgent, please consider delaying it until we are past this national emergency. We thank you for your patience and look forward to resuming normal operations. 

UPDATES