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 on-line 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: 502 CS/SCOKF (FOIA Office), 151 J. Street East, Bldg 990, Rm 124A, JBSA - Randolph TX 78150. COMM: 210.652.2165 or DSN 487-2165
Option 2: Fax: (210) 652-8152
Option 3: Navigate to https://efoia.milcloud.mil/App/Index.aspx
Option 4: Email: 502CS.FOIAandPAworkflow.email@example.com
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 delay. The Air Force works 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, Thru: (502 CS/SCOKF, 151 J. Street East, Bldg 990, Rm 124A, JBSA Randolph TX 78150) 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 on line at the Air Force’s Public Access Link: https://efoia.milcloud.mil/App/PalLogin.aspx.
You may contact the Air Force FOIA Public Liaison Officer, Ms. Anh Trinh, concerning the processing of this request at Air Force FOIA Public Liaison Office, 1800 Air Force Pentagon, Washington, DC 20330-1800 firstname.lastname@example.org / or (703) 614-8500. You may also seek dispute resolution services from the Office of Government Information Services, and can find information on this Office at https://ogis.archives.gov/mediation-program/request-assistance.htm. Using the dispute resolution services, will not affect your appeal rights.