In accordance with subsection C.1.4.3 of DoD5400.7-R_AFMAN 33-302, a FOIA request must either explicitly or implicitly invoke the FOIA; be submitted in writing that reasonably describes the desired record(s) sought and must identify a willingness to pay fees associated with processing the request, or, in the alternative, why a waiver of fees may be appropriate. A FOIA request can be made by any person, including a member of the public (U.S. or foreign citizen/entity), an organization, or a business, but not including Federal Agency or a fugitive from the law.
Written requests may be received by postal service or other commercial delivery means, by facsimile, or electronically. Requests received by facsimile or electronically must have a postal mailing address included since it may not be practical to provide a substantive response electronically. The request is considered properly received or perfected when the above conditions have been met and the request arrives at the FOIA office of the agency in possession of the records.
Note: Privacy Act requests are not accepted via e-mail or the online submission form. They must be in writing and sent to the FOIA/PA Office or to the office in possession of the record(s) you seek.
Below are some ways to submit a FOIA request:
Option 1: Mail via Postal Service to either 502nd CS/SCOKF (FOIA Office), 151 J. Street East, building 990, room 124A, JBSA-Randolph, Texas 78150, 210-652-2165 or DSN 487-2165; or 502nd CS/SCOKF (FOIA Office) 2261 Hughes Ave, building 7243, JBSA-Lackland, Texas 78236-9801, COMM: 210-671-7984 or DSN: 473-7984.
Option 2: Fax: 210-652-8152
Option 3: Navigate to https://efoia.cce.af.mil/
Option 4: Email: 502CS.FOIAandPAworkflow.firstname.lastname@example.org
Response Time: Normally, people can expect a response to their FOIA request within 20 working days (excluding Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays) from the date the proper FOIA office receives it. If special situations exist, the FOIA office will contact the requestor with an estimated completion date and explain the reason for the delay. The Air Force works on requests on a first-in, first-out basis.
Filing an Appeal: If you disagree and interpret this response as an adverse action, you may appeal in writing to the Secretary of the Air Force, through (502 CS/SCOKF, 151 J. Street East, building 990, room 124A, JBSA-Randolph, TX 78150 or 502nd CS/SCOKF (FOIA Office) 2261 Hughes Ave, building 7243, JBSA-Lackland, Texas 78236-9801, COMM: 210-671-7984 or DSN: 473-7984) within 90 calendar days from the date of this letter. Include in the appeal your reasons for reconsideration, and attach a copy of this letter. You may also submit your appeal online at the Air Force’s Public Access Link at https://efoia.cce.af.mil/.
You may contact the Air Force FOIA Public Liaison Officer, Mr. Robert E. Bivens, concerning the processing of this request at Air Force FOIA Public Liaison Office, 1800 Air Force Pentagon, Washington, DC 20330-1800 email@example.com or call 703-614-8500. You may also seek dispute resolution services from the Office of Government Information Services. Using the dispute resolution services, will not affect your appeal rights.