AFSOC   Right Corner Banner
Join the Air Force

Library > FOIA Reading Room
FOIA Reading Room FOIA Reading Room

Click here to view documents in the Air Force Reading room: http://www.foia.af.mil/reading/documents/index.asp
If dissatisfied with the response received from the center, you may contact the FOIA Public Liaison at (703) 696-6487 or e-mail af.foiapa@pentagon.af.mil 
Under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act, written requests for Air Force Special Operations Command records may be received by postal service, facsimile at (850) 884-2360 or electronically. Requests received by facsimile or electronically must have a mailing address included since it may not be practical to provide a substantive response electronically.

tabWhat is the FOIA? 
The Freedom of Information Act Program (DODR 5400.7) 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. A consolidated list of such records is on Defense Link and the U.S. Air Force FOIA site. 

Currently the law allows 20 working days to process a FOIA request upon receipt of the request in the FOIA office.
tabHow much will it cost to process a FIOA request? 
Costs are assessed depending on which group the request falls into:

Category 1: Commercial. Requesters pay all search, review and duplication.

Category 2: Educational or Noncommercial Scientific Institution or News Media. Requesters get the first 100 copies free and pay for additional copies.

Category 3: Others. Requesters get the first two hours of search and the first 100 copies free.
tabReleasing E-mail Addresses 
Air Force policy is to deny requests for lists of e-mail addresses (both personal and organizational) using FOIA exemption (b)(2)(high). We also rely on FOIA exemption (b)(6) when denying lists of personal e-mail addresses. High (b)(2) protects internal information, the disclosure of which would risk circumvention of a statute or agency regulation. 

Because DoD e-mail systems are to be used only for official and authorized purposes, the addresses are considered primarily internal. The regulations at issue that could be circumvented include DoD and AF regulations that require us to limit use of e-mail to authorized purposes, and to protect the security of your computer and information systems. 

Exemption (b)(6) protects information that if released would permit a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy. This does not prohibit an organization from including a single e-mail address on a Web page or in correspondence.
tabHow to make a FOIA Request 

Send requests for AFSOC records to HQ AFSOC/A6OK(FOIA), 100 Bartley Street, Suite 137E, Hurlburt Fld, FL 32544. Please ensure you mention "FOIA" and indicate a willingness to pay fees associated with the processing of the request or, in the alternative, why a waiver of fees may be appropriate. 

Effective 30 March 2009: The Air Force has established a new Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) website for submitting requests online to our Requester Service Centers (RSC). Click on the following AF eFOIA Public Access Link (PAL): https://www.efoia.af.mil/palMain.aspx Once there, we recommend you review all the links listed on the left side as they have been designed to provide information and guidance.

tabWho can submit a FOIA 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 by consulted for access to state and local records.

 Inside AFSOC

ima cornerSearch

tabFeatured Links
AFSOC Public Affairs
229 Cody Ave Ste 103
Hurlburt Field FL 32544
(850) 884-5515

AFSOC FOIA Manager
(850) 884-2290
AFSOC FOIA

Hurlburt Field Website Cannon AFB Website 24th Special Operations Wing 353rd Special Operations Group Website
919th Special Operations Wing 193rd Special Operations Wing Air Force Website
Doing business with AFSOC

Critical Attributes
Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)
Air Force Portal
Accident Investigation Board results
Low Altitude Tactical Navigation (LATN, Cannon AFB)
Combat Stress
tabOther Links
Defense Link
Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)
Air Force Portal
tabDoD Links
Army
Army Special Operations Command
Navy
Navy Special Warfare Command
Marines
U.S. Special Operations Command

Site Map      Contact Us     Questions     USA.gov     Security and Privacy notice     E-publishing  
Suicide Prevention    SAPR   IG   EEO   Accessibility/Section 508   No FEAR Act