TMW 022: How Long Should You Keep Military Records? Forever.
How Long Should You Keep Military Records? Forever. Your military records are important for a variety of reasons. In this episode, we discuss why you need to keep excellent copies of your military records to ensure you have access to your military and veterans benefits. Simply put, no system is perfect, whether it be at the organizational level or national level. It is strongly recommended that every veteran maintain copies of their own records and frequently verify the correct information is reflected in official military or veterans records keeping systems. We discuss which records you need to keep and for how long. Also discussed are strategies for physical storage and digital filing systems.