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Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)

The FOIA allows the general public to request records in writing from the Federal Government. Some records are released to the public under the FOIA and may therefore reflect deletion of some information in accordance with the FOIA's nine statutory exemptions or two law enforcement record exclusions. A consolidated list of such records is on Defense Link.
tabWhat is the FOIA? 
The Freedom of Information Act Program (DODR 5400.7) allows the general public including foreign citizens, military and civilian personnel acting as private citizens, to request records electronically or in writing from the Federal Government. Some records are released to the public under the Freedom of Information Act, and may therefore reflect deletion of some information in accordance with the FOIA's nine statutory exemptions or two law enforcement record exclusions. A consolidated list of such records is on Office of Freedom of Information site and the U.S. Air Force FOIA site. Currently the law allows 20 working days to process a FOIA request upon receipt of the request in the FOIA office.
tabWho Can Submit a FOIA Request 
Members of the public, including foreign citizens, military and civilian personnel acting as private citizens, organizations and businesses, and individual members of the Congress for themselves or constituents, may request records in writing. It is important to remember that the Freedom of Information Act applies only to federal agencies. It does not create a right of access to records held by Congress, the courts, state or local government agencies, or by private businesses or individuals. Each state has its own public access laws that should by consulted for access to state and local records.
tabFees for Processing a FOIA Request 
The FOIA allows fee charges based on the requester's category. There are three categories: commercial (pay search, review, and reproduction fees); educational, non-commercial scientific institution and news media (pay reproduction fees; first 100 pages provided at no cost); and others (pay search and reproduction fees; first two hours search and 100 pages provided at no cost). For information on FOIA fees, read PART 286 -- DOD FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT PROGRAM REGULATION here.
tabFOIA Reading Room 

Please be advised that the Air Force will not deliver unofficial mass mailings addressed to individuals at their duty address. A mass mailing is defined as 50 or more pieces of mail received on the same day from the same mailer. (DoD Manual 4525.8-M/AF Supplement, Ch 10, Sec C, 8b(2))
Some records are released to the public under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and may therefore reflect deletion of some information in accordance with the FOIA's nine statutory exemptions. A consolidated list of such records is on DefenseLINK. 

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tabHow to make a FOIA request 
Freedom of Information Act requests may be submitted through the Air Force's eFOIA Public Access Link web site by visiting:  https://www.efoia.af.mil/palMain.aspx.  

Should you need to contact us, call COMM (931) 454-6892 or DSN 340-6892

FOIA requesters who have questions concerning the processing of requests with the AFMC Requester Service Center should call HQ AFMC FOIA office at 937-257-1665. If you are not satisfied with the response from the center, contact the FOIA Public Liaison at 703-696-6487.
tabRelease of E-mail Addresses 
Air Force policy is to deny requests for lists of e-mail addresses (both personal and organizational) using FOIA exemption (b)(6). We rely on FOIA exemption (b)(6) when denying lists of personal e-mail addresses. High (b)(2) is no longer to be used to protect internal information, the disclosure of which would risk circumvention of a statute or agency regulation. Because DOD e-mail systems are to be used only for official and authorized purposes, the addresses are considered primarily internal. The regulations at issue that could be circumvented include DOD and AF regulations that require us to limit use of e-mail to authorized purposes, and to protect the security of your computer and information systems. Exemption (b)(6) protects information that if released would permit a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy. This does not prohibit an organization from including a single e-mail address on a Web page of in correspondence.

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