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Personal data on 25,000 NAF retirees lost

By MARK PATTON | STARS AND STRIPES Published: September 14, 2011

WIESBADEN, Germany — Army officials say a CD containing the personal information of nearly 25,000 Non-Appropriated Fund retiree records was lost in the mail.

The potentially compromised information contains names, Social Security numbers and other retirement data such as retirement date, type of retirement, amount of life insurance carried, term data and dates of service.  U.S. Army Installation Management Command officials say some records might also contain birth dates.

According to an Army release, the CD was lost in the mail between Alexandria, Va., and San Antonio, Texas, during the last week of August.

The Army said retirees who are at risk have been sent letters advising them of the data loss and actions they can take to protect their identities.

Retirees can call 210-466-1640 to determine whether they were included in the database and to get information on how to protect themselves. The line is now open 24/7.

A fact sheet is also available at the Army's MWR site.

IMCOM and the Army’s Computer Emergency Readiness Team are conducting an investigation.

pattonm@estripes.osd.mil

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