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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 theU.S. Air Force FOIA Reading Room. 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.
tabWhat are the fees for processing a FOIA request? 
Fees 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.
tabHow to Make a FOIA Request 
If you want to submit a FOIA inquiry, send a written request to the FOIA Office where the record is located, describe the records you want as specifically as possible, and state that you agree to pay any applicable fees. Provide as many facts about the requested documents as possible, e.g. the time, place, persons, events, subjects, or other details of the information you want. That will help us decide where to search, and determine what records pertain to your request. There is no special form to complete. You may mail it, hand-carry it or send it electronically. 

To submit an electronic FOIA request or receive Inquiries to your FOIA request, click here.

To submit a written or fax a FOIA request to Peterson AFB, send to:
HQ AFSPC/A6X
Peterson FOIA Requester Service Center (RSC)
150 Vandenberg St., Suite 1105
Peterson AFB, Colo., 80914

E-mail: 21SW.FOIA.PA@peterson.af.mil
(719) 554-1188, DSN 692-1188

If you are not satisfied with the response from Peterson's FOIA Requestor Service Center, please contact:
HQ AFSPC/A6XR (FOIA)
150 Vandenberg St., Suite 1105
Peterson AFB, CO 80914-4510
(719) 554-2503, DSN 692-2503
E-mail: afspc.foia@peterson.af.mil

You may also contact the FOIA Public Liaison at:
SAF/A6PCF (FOIA)
1800 Air Force Pentagon
Washington DC 20330-1800
Voice: (703) 695-6126
DSN: 225-6126
E-mail: af.foia@pentagon.af.mil

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tabFOIA Office
HQ AFSPC/A6X
Peterson FOIA Requester Service Center (RSC)
150 Vandenberg St., Suite 1105
Peterson AFB 80914
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21SW.FOIA.PA@peterson.af.mil
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Com'l: (719) 554-1188
DSN: 692-1188
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