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Freedom of Information Act
The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), known by its legal cite as 5 United States Code (U.S.C.) Section 552, along with Department of Defense (DoD) Publication 5400.7, can be found at Part 286 of Chapter 32 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), which is available in most libraries or online from the U.S. Government Printing Office Access CFR Web site.
tabWhat is the FOIA? 
The FOIA 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 FOIA, 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 the DoD and Air Force FOIA sites. Currently the law allows 20 working days to process a FOIA request upon receipt of the request in the FOIA office.
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 FOIA 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.
tabHow to Make a FOIA Request 
To learn more about the FOIA and about how to request information through the FOIA, view the DoD FOIA Handbook.

The Air National Guard has centralized its FOIA Program. We encourage requestors to make
FOIA requests electronically through the AF FOIA Website.
You may also mail, e-mail, or fax your FOIA request for ANG Records (except ANG/IG
Records) as follows:

Office of Information and Privacy (NGB/JA-OIP)

Attn: ANG FOIA Requests

111 South George Mason Drive, AH2

Arlington VA 22204-1373

Phone: (571) 256-7838 or (703) 607-5901

Fax: 703-607-3684



Requests can still be made on-line at: www.efoia.af.mil or by e-mail, FOIA@ng.army.mil. When requesting by email please be sure to indicate it is a request for the Air National Guard.


For more information on the FOIA Program please visit
Service records on former civilian and military members are NOT maintained by the Air National Guard. They are maintained by the National Archives and Records Administrations' National Personnel Records Center. Records request instructions and contact information is listed on their Web site.

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