Published May 13, 2010
What is the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)?
Public Law 5 U.S.C. 552 enacted the Freedom of Information Act. It established statutory rights of access to government information. It generally provides that any person has a right, enforceable in court, of access to federal agency records, except to the extent that such records (or portions thereof) are protected from disclosure by one of nine exemptions or one of three special law enforcement record exclusions. See DoD Regulation 5400.7/Air Force Supplement, DoD Freedom on Information Act Program, the prescribing directive for more information.
Who can submit a FOIA?
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. Government employees submitting requests should not use government equipment, supplies, stationery, postage, telephones, or official mail channels to make FOIA requests.
Where are FOIA requests submitted?
FOIA requests for the 92nd Air Refueling Wing and its associate units, Fairchild must be submitted in writing or by e-mail and include a title or reasonable description of the desired records and a statement on willingness to pay fees for search, review, and reproduction. If you wish to e-mail your FOIA request send it to: email@example.com. Or submit your request via US mail, fax, or hand carry to the following address:
200 W. Bong St., Suite 132 B
Fairchild AFB WA 99011
PHONE: (509) 247-8219/DSN 657-8219
"If dissatisfied with the response received from the center, you may contact the FOIA Public Liaison at (703) 696-6487 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
FOIA requesters who have questions concerning the processing of their request with the Fairchild AFB FOIA Office should call (509) 247-8219 or e-mail email@example.com. If dissatisfied with the response from the center, you may contact the FOIA Public Liaison, HQ AMC FOIA Office at (618) 229-5710 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or the FOIA Public Liaison, HQ AF FOIA Office at (703) 588-6102 or email email@example.com.
The FOIA Reading Room is available to the public to inspect copies of any previously processed Air Force FOIA releases. Please use this link to view the Reading Room: http://www.foia.af.mil/reading.