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Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)

The 78th ABW Communications Directorate is responsible for processing requests for 78th Air Base Wing records under the FOIA provisions. Written requests may be received by postal service, facsimile 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 Office of Freedom of Information site 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.
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.
tabFees for Processing a FOIA Request 
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 here.
tabHow to Make a FOIA Request 
Send requests for 78th Air Base Wing records to:
78 ABW/SCXXK
Attention: FOIA Manager
205 Perry Street, Suite 105
Robins AFB GA 31098
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Please ensure you mention "FOIA" and indicate a willingness to pay fees associated with the processing of your request or, in the alternative, why a waiver of fees may be appropriate. Written requests may be received by postal service, facsimile or electronically. Faxed or e-mailed requests must have a mailing address included since it may not be practical to provide a substantive response electronically.

The record you are looking for may already be available. Please check the FOIA Electronic Reading Room to view frequently requested records.

FOIA requesters who have questions concerning the processing of requests with the AFMC Requester Service Center should call HQ AFMC FOIA office at 937-257-1665 or email afmc.foia@wpafb.af.mil.  If you are not satisfied with the response from the center, contact the FOIA Public Liaison, Jacqueline Short, at 703-696-6487 or e-mail af.foia@pentagon.af.mil.  

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tabFOIA Office
78 ABW/SCXXK
205 Perry Street, Suite 105
Robins AFB GA 31098
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Com'l: (478)926-2875
DSN: 468-2875
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