WHAT IS FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT (FOIA)?
The Freedom of Information Act Program (PDF), DODM 5400.7 AFMAN33-302, 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. (Guide to Freedom of Information Exemptions, opens in new window)
A consolidated list of such records is on Defense Link (opens in new window) and the U.S. Air Force FOIA site (opens in new window).
HOW TO MAKE A FOIA REQUEST
Send a written request and identify where the record is located, describe the records you want as specifically as possible, and state that you agree to pay any associated fees. Specify as many facts about the requested documents as possible, (e.g. the time, place, persons, events, subjects, or other details) of the information you want. It is recommended request contains a statement of accepting clearly releasable records as in accordance with the nine statutory exemptions. Hard Copy/Paper request must have a postal mailing information with a personal contact and email address information included so the Requesting Serving FOIA office can or if there will be a need to contact you for clarification and be able to communicate with you and reply to your request in timely manner.
Additionally, if you're seeking "Medical Records" as First or Third Party requester, to meet the requirement as outlined and under the provisions of Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA) and comply with the regulation of HIPPA guidelines and procedures as required by DOD 6025.18-R, DOD Health Information Privacy Regulation; DOD 8580.02-R, DOD Health Information Security Regulation. The following documents/forms/authorization/sworn notarized statement must be included with the request as follows:
1) A signed DD Form 2870, Authorization for Disclosure of Medical or Dental Information (PDF)
2) Provide a copy of a verification of Identity (i.e. driver’s license, state ID) that includes a sworn/notarized "I declare under penalty of perjury under the laws of the United States of America that the foregoing information (concerning my identity) is true and correct. Executed on (date)(signature)."
3) If you're representing as Third Party, a sworn/Notarized Authorizations/Power of Attorney statement must be signed from the individual authorizing the disclosure/release of the documents be included in the request.
Submit an electronic FOIA request here (opens in new window) or directly send to 50SW.KMC.FOIAPA@us.af.mil.
You may reach the 50th SPACE WING FOIA office at the following address:
50 SW Freedom of Information Request Serving Center
301 O'Malley Avenue Suite 37
Schriever Air Force Base, CO 80912-3037
FOR HQ AFSPC (MAJCOM) FOIA REQUEST:
2261 Hughes Ave Ste. 133
JBSA Lackland, TX 78236
Comm: (210)-395-0995, DSN 969-0995
AIR FORCE PUBLIC LIASON
If dissatisfied with the service received from the Requester Service Center, you may contact the Air Force FOIA Public Liaison Officer, Ms Anh Trinh, for assistance at email@example.com or (703) 614-8500. (Note: Please do not send FOIA request to this office)