How can I locate military personnel currently serving in the USAF?The Air Force Personnel Center provides information about locating military personnel currently serving in the U.S. Air Force through the Air Force Worldwide Locator. The Worldwide Locator only has location information on individuals who are currently receiving compensation from the USAF (Active duty, Guard, Reserve, Retired and Civil Service Personnel). If the individual has separated from the Air Force, no information is available.
Each military service has an office that deals with the worldwide location of active service personnel.
How can I obtain military personnel records?Individual military departments, including the Air Force, do not maintain files or records pertaining to individuals no longer on active duty. When an individual is separated from military service (because of retirement, discharge from active duty or death), his/her Field Personnel File (containing all military and health records) is forwarded for storage to the National Personnel Records Center (Military).