I'm fairly confused over the SF-180 instructions as I prepare to request a DD-214 (separation papers) so as to apply for A&A for a surviving widow(my Mom). Dad separated from the Army in 1946(and as we know that also lands his records in that St. Louis record fire time frame as well). According to the new(5/2012) SF 180 instructions, 1946(older than 62 years) makes it 'archival'. Does that mean I should procede any differently or just fill out the form and send as I would have prior to the 5/2012 revision. I see references to archival copy fee schedules,etc. and wish I had sent this darn thing before they decided to revise the form ! I'm really confused. What should I do now ? Thanks in advance !