Submit a request

If you want to submit a FOIA request online CLICK HERE
If you do not know or are unsure of the location of the information you are seeking, we encourage you to submit your request to:

934 CS/SCOK FOIA
760 Military Highway Minneapolis MN 55450-2100 Telephone: (612) 713-1271 Fax: (612) 713-1293

Email: 934CS.FOIAPA.Requests@us.af.mil


Refer to the FOIA handbook for more information on submitting FOIA requests

Public Liaison

If dissatisfied with the service received from the FOIA Requester Service Center, you may contact the Air Force FOIA Public Liaison Office, Ms Anh Trinh, at usaf.pentagon.saf-cio-a6.mbx.af-foia@mail.mil or (703) 614-8500.

Privacy request

For information on how and what's required to submit a Privacy request CLICK HERE

Air Force Reserve Command FOIA Requester Service Centers
Air Force Reserve Command, Robins AFB, Ga Air Reserve Personnel Center, Buckley AFB, Colo. 94th Airlift Wing, Dobbins ARB, Ga. 301st Fighter Wing, NAS JRB Fort Worth, Texas 307th Bomb Wing, Barksdale AFB, La. 315th AW, Joint Base Charleston, S.C.
349th Air Mobility Wing, Travis AFB, Calif. 434th Air Refueling Wing, Grissom ARB, Ind. 439th AW, Westover ARB, Mass.
440th AW, Pope Field, N.C. 452nd AMW, March ARB, Calif. 445th AW, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
446th AW, JB Lewis-McChord, Wash. 482nd FW, Homestead ARB, Fla. 507th ARW, Tinker AFB, Okla.
512th AW, Dover AFB, Del. 514th AMW, JB McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J. 910th AW, Youngstown ARB, Ohio
911th AW, Pittsburgh ARS, Pa. 914th AW, Niagara Falls ARS, N.Y. 919th SOW, Duke Field, Fla.
934th AW, Minneapolis ARS, Minn.   

FOIA Introduction

The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) generally provides that any person has a right, enforceable in court, to obtain access to federal agency records, except to the extent that such records (or portions of them) are protected from public disclosure by one of nine exemptions, or by one of three special law enforcement recordexclusions.

The principles of government openness and accountability underlying the FOIA are inherent in the democratic ideal: "The basic purpose of the FOIA is to ensure an informed citizenry, vital to the functioning of a democratic society, needed to check against corruption and to hold the governors accountable to the governed."

Click here for the full text of the Freedom of Information Act.


How to make a FOIA request

For fastest response times, the Air Force has decentralized its FOIA program. If you want to submit a FOIA request online CLICK HERE

Mandatory declassification review

Mandatory Declassification Review


If you are only seeking a copy of a record or records that are currently classified, and would like the record reviewed for appropriate declassification and release, you should file a Mandatory Declassification Review request. Mandatory Declassification Review is a provision of Presidential Executive Order 13526 that allows members of the public to request a mandatory declassification review of a classified document in order to obtain a releasable version of the document.

The desired document requested must be specified in sufficient detail that it can be readily located. The record in question may not be the subject of litigation. The mandatory declassification review process can be a very timely and in-depth, due to the classification of materials being reviewed by internal and outside agencies. MDR decisions can be administratively appealed to the Headquarters Air Force/AAII (Mandatory Declassification Review) or Interagency Security Classification Appeals Panel (ISCAP).

Requests for review and release of classified records under the MDR process can be made to:

Headquarters Air Force/AAII (Mandatory Declassification Review)
1000 Air Force Pentagon
Washington, DC 20330-1000
Email: usaf.pentagon.saf-aa.mbx.mdr-workflow@mail.mil
Telephone: (703) 695-2226

FOIA Processing Fees

The FOIA allows fee charges based on the requester's category. There are three categories: commercial (pay search, review, and reproduction fees); educational, non-commercial scientific institution, and news media (pay reproduction fees; first 100 pages provided at no cost); and others (pay search and reproduction fees; first two hours search and 100 pages provided at no cost). For information on FOIA fees read PART 286--DoD FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT PROGRAM REGULATION at http://cfr.regstoday.com/32cfr286.aspx#32_CFR_286p29

Fee Waivers

If you are advised or expect that a fee will be charged, you may request in writing a waiver of those fees if the disclosure of the requested information is in the public interest because it is likely to contribute significantly to public understanding of the operations and activities of the government and is not primarily in the commercial interest of the requester. The mere fact that you are a non-profit organization or a member of the media does not in and of itself qualify for a fee waiver. In addition, a requester's inability to pay is not a legal basis for granting a fee waiver.

Who can submit a request


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. It is important to remember that the Freedom of Information Act applies only to federal agencies. It does not create a right of access to records held by Congress, the courts, state or local government agencies, or by private businesses or individuals. Each state has its own public access laws that should be consulted for access to state and local records.