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Freedom of Information Act

The Freedom of Information Act applies only to records held by 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. Additional information is also available at the Air Force's FOIA public website: www.foia.af.mil/.
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What is the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)?
Public Law 5 U.S.C. 552 enacted the Freedom of Information Act. It established statutory rights of access to government information. It generally provides that any person has a right, enforceable in court, of access to federal agency records, except to the extent that such records (or portions thereof) are protected from disclosure by one of nine exemptions or one of three special law enforcement record exclusions. See DoD Regulation 5400.7/Air Force Supplement, DoD Freedom on Information Act Program, the prescribing directive for more information. 

Who can submit a FOIA?
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. Government employees submitting requests should not use government equipment, supplies, stationery, postage, telephones, or official mail channels to make FOIA requests. 

Where are FOIA requests submitted?

FOIA requests for the 92nd Air Refueling Wing and its associate units, Fairchild must be submitted in writing or by e-mail and include a title or reasonable description of the desired records and a statement on willingness to pay fees for search, review, and reproduction. If you wish to e-mail your FOIA request send it to: 92cs.scok-foia@fairchild.af.mil. Or submit your request via US mail, fax, or hand carry to the following address:

200 W. Bong St., Suite 132 B
Fairchild AFB WA 99011
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The FOIA Reading Room is available to the public to inspect copies of any previously processed Air Force FOIA releases. Please use this link to view the Reading Room: http://www.foia.af.mil/reading.
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PHONE: (509) 247-8219/DSN 657-8219

"If dissatisfied with the response received from the center, you may contact the FOIA Public Liaison at (703) 696-6487 or email af.foiapa@pentagon.af.mil.

FOIA requesters who have questions concerning the processing of their request with the Fairchild AFB FOIA Office should call (509) 247-8219 or e-mail 92cs.scok-foia@fairchild.af.mil. If dissatisfied with the response from the center, you may contact the FOIA Public Liaison, HQ AMC FOIA Office at (618) 229-5710 or e-mail amc.foia@scott.af.mil or the FOIA Public Liaison, HQ AF FOIA Office at (703) 588-6102 or email af.foia@pentagon.af.mil.

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