Freedom of Information Act

The Air Force has established a new Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) website for submitting requests online to our Requester Service Centers (RSC). Click on the following AF eFOIA Public Access Link (PAL): Once there, we recommend you review all the links listed on the left side as they have been designed to provide information and guidance.

You can reach the 50th Space Wing FOIA office at the following address:

50 SW FOIA Manager
301 O'Malley Avenue Suite 37
Schriever Air Force Base, CO 80912-3037
Phone: 719-567-4929

Requesters should also indicate a willingness to pay fees associated with the processing of their request. Faxed or electronic requests must have a postal mailing address included so the FOIA office can reply to your request.

The Schriever Air Force Base Government Purchase Cardholder point of contact is the installation Government Purchase Card program manager, who can be reached at 719-567-3855. This individual will assist and provide you with the appropriate unit(s) and GPC monitor's name and phone number.

If you are not satisfied with the response from the 50th SW Requester Service Center, please contact:

150 Vandenberg St, Ste 1105
Peterson AFB, Colo.  80914-4160
Voice: (719)  554-2503, DSN 692-2503
Fax: (719) 554-0415, DSN 692-0415

You may also contact the Air Force FOIA public liaison at:

1800 Air Force Pentagon
Washington DC  20330-1800
Voice: (703) 696-6487
Fax:  (703) 696-4421

What are the fees?

Fees are assessed depending on which group the request falls into:

Category 1: Commercial. Requesters pay all search, review, and duplication.

Category 2: Educational or Noncommercial Scientific Institution or News Media. Requesters get the first 100 copies free and pay for additional copies.

Category 3: Others. Requesters get the first two hours of search and the first 100 copies free.

FOIA Exemptions

Certain records or documents that may cause harm to a particular interest of the government are exempt from FOIA requests. Exemptions have been created under federal law that protect these interests. A brief summary of each follows.

  • Records corrently and properly classified in the interest of national security.
  • Records related solely to internal personal rules and practices that, if released, would allow for circumvention of agency functions.
  • Records protected by another law that specifically exempts the records from public release.
  • Trade secrets, commercial or financial information obtained from a private source that could cause substantial competitive harm to the source if disclosed.
  • Internal records that are deliberative in nature, contain opinions and recommendations and are part of the decision-making process.
  • Records that, if released, would result in a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy.
  • Investigative records or information compiled for law enforcement purposes.
  • Records for the use of any agency responsible for regulation or supervision of financial institutions.
  • Records containing geological and geographical information (including maps) concerning wells.

Privacy Act Statement

Authority: 10 USC 8013 and 5 USC 552
Principal Purpose: To obtain necessary information so that we can provide a response to your FOIA request.
Routine Use: Your request may be referred to another federal agency if the record(s) you seek originated with that agency.
Disclosure: Voluntary. However, we cannot reply to your request without the information.

Release 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 in correspondence.