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Air Force Freedom of Information Act

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 record exclusions.

To submit a FOIA request online CLICK HERE 
To send a request via mail use:
Headquarters Air Force/AAII (FOIA)
1000 Air Force Pentagon
Washington, DC 20330-1000

Phone: (703) 693-2735/692-9981

To send a request via email use: Email:  usaf.pentagon.saf-aa.mbx.haf-foia-workflow@mail.mil

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

 AF FOIA Public Liaison Contact Information and Statement 

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

FOIA Program Contact Information

​Air Force FOIA Public Liaison Office
Ms. Anh Trinh


(703) 614-8500

Command FOIA & Privacy Act Manager

DSN: 969-8231
Comm: 210-395-8231

Email: AFIMSC.FOIA.workflow@us.af.mil

​Osan FOIA & Privacy Act Office

Unit 2078
APO AP 96278-2078

DSN: 315-784-6675 

Comm: 011-82-31-661-6675

Email: 51cs.foia@us.af.mil

The Privacy Act of 1974

The Privacy Act of 1974, as amended at 5 U.S.C. 552a, protects records that are retrieved by personal identifiers such as a name, social security number or other identifying number or symbol. An individual is entitled to access to his or her records and to request correction of these records if applicable.

The Privacy Act prohibits disclosure of these records without written individual consent unless one of the twelve disclosure exceptions enumerated in the Act applies. These records are held in Privacy Act systems of records. A notice of any such system is published on this Privacy System Notices page.

As with the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), the Privacy Act binds only Federal agencies, and covers only records in the possession and control of Federal agencies

Mandatory Declassifation Review Contact and Statement

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