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Locate Military Members, Units, and Facilities

Find a military member, unit or facility. Get guidelines on sending mail to service members.

. Their Hero Care Center will get information from you and relay it to the service member. You can reach the Red Cross:

  • By phone at 1-877-272-7337

  • Đang chơi bàiThrough an  (You’ll first need to .)

  • Using its 

Get Help Contacting Navy, Marine, and Air Force Service Members

Three service branches provide military personnel locator services:

  •  - Scroll down to "Miscellaneous" and select "Personal Locator."

  • Đang chơi bài - Scroll down to "How do I find a friend or family member in the Navy?"

Đang chơi bàiYou may need to provide the military member's Social Security number for the locator to help you. If they find the member, they'll forward your request to them. Each locator has its own requirements.

The U.S. Army and the U.S. Coast Guard no longer provide military locator services. 

Verify Military Service

You may be able to . You will need their Social Security number and/or date of birth. 

Watch Out for Romance Scammers

Beware of people pretending to be military members on social media and dating websites. These scammers will try to get in an online relationship with you. Then they’ll ask for money for fake service-related needs, like travel costs or medical fees.

Get Help Contacting a Veteran

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) may be able to put you in touch with a veteran. The if they have his or her current address on file.

  • Đang chơi bàiWrite your message to your friend and place it in an unsealed, stamped envelope.

  • Đang chơi bàiInclude a note to the VA explaining who you’re trying to reach. Add as much identifying information as you have.

  • Put all of this in another envelope and address it to the nearest . 

You can also find a list of . 

using the Military Installations site. The site lists units under the:

  • Department of Defense (DOD)

  • U.S. Army

  • U.S. Air Force

  • U.S. Navy

  • Đang chơi bàiU.S. Marine Corps

  • Joint services

DOD Service Branches

Find contacts for the DOD service branches:

DOD Sub-Agencies

Check this Department of Defense listing to find information about DOD sub-agencies, including the:

U.S. Coast Guard

Find contact information for the U.S. Coast Guard. The Coast Guard is a branch of the armed forces but falls under the Department of Homeland Security.


Military Academies and Colleges

Đang chơi bàiFind locations and information for the 

, you must follow that country's rules. The country may forbid certain foods, entertainment products, and toiletries from entering.

  •  These include the prohibitions and restrictions on mailed items to that country. They also provide the types of mailing services available for that country, such as Global Express, Priority Mail International, and First-Class Mail International.

  • Find more information in the .

Đang chơi bàiIf you don’t have the member’s current mailing address:

Sending Care Packages

Đang chơi bàiTo send care packages:

  • You need the service member’s name and address.

  • You can’t mail packages to an anonymous deployed service member.

  • You can get ideas and tips about .

  • Đang chơi bàiYou can take part in the American Red Cross program through your .

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Đang chơi bàiLast Updated: September 23, 2020