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  • Orders placed on NATF Forms 81 through 86 are generally completed in approximately 8 weeks from the time we receive them.

  • Orders placed on NATF Form 85, for full pension files, generally take 12-16 weeks due to the large size of the files.

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The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration
8601 Adelphi Road, College Park, MD 20740-6001
Telephone: 1-86-NARA-NARA or 1-866-272-6272