If you are still on regular active duty, an original signed Statement of Service showing your identity, Social Security number, date of enlistment and the period of any time lost must be included. If the date of discharge from service is after January 1, 1950, you must include copies of DD Form 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, along with VA Form 26-1880. If the discharge date from military service is after October 1, 1979, you must include DD Form 214 copy 4. Photocopies of the documents are sufficient. If you served in the Selected Reserves or the National Guard, copies of records for at least six years of honorable service must be included as there is no single equivalent to DD Form 214. If your service was in the Army or Air Force National Guard, NGB Form 22, Report of Separation and Record of Service, or NGB Form 23, Retirement Points Accounting, or equivalent documents need to be included. If you served in the Selected Reserves, a copy of the latest record of annual points and proof of honorable service must be included. If you are still serving in the Selected Reserves or the National Guard, you must include an original signed Service Statement. It must indicate the duration of service along with documentation of at least six years honorable service.