The answer to the best of my knowledge is yes. I am as a type looking at my father's "Honorable Discharge" from the Armed Forces of the United States of America. "This is to certify that His name, service number, rank, and below that Army of the United States the date and signed by a Lt. Col. He also has one from the USN. It is a frameable certificate that you will get in addition to your DD 214. The certificate is for show. The DD214 is what you will need if you seek benefits under the G.I. Bill, VA benefits, VA backed mortgage and the like. Your DD 214 will have your date and place of entry on Active Duty listing the dates of service, schools attended (where you went for your MOS) if you attended NCO Academy. It will also list all ribbons and medals you received. Should you ever misplace it you can get a copy from the NPRC in St. Louis, MO. I had to look for my fathers as I was medically retired from the USAF so I hacve a Certificate of Retirement along with my diploma from the USAF/School of Aerospace Medicine. Be advised that when you joined you incurred a 6 year commitment. Air Force was minimum of 4 years active duty and 2 inactive reserve. The Honorable Discharge gives you a leg up on some government jobs especially places like the Post Office where you get 10 points additionally for being a veteran. I remember my brother getting his Honorable Discharge Certificate from the USMC. FYI- if you purchased Servicemen's Group Life Insurance while in it needs to be converted to Veterans Group Life Insurance (VGLI) within a year or less. Pay close attention and take notes at your separation briefing. Get in touch with your local VA Regional Office to see what benefits you are eligible for and if you want to check for potential government jobs. Good luck and than you for your service to the country.
Sgt., USAF, (Retired)