The FOIA allows the general public to request records 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 Defense Link.
For Air Force Reading Room/Frequently requested documents released to the public, under the FOIA, click here.
FOIA requests can be submitted and tracked online through the AF EFOIA Public Access Link (PAL) click here. However, before submitting a request, see if the records are available to the public in the AF FOIA Reading Room in the PAL or sites listed under "FOIA Links." If you don't know which FOIA Requester Service Center location should conduct the search, click here. If unknown, choose Headquarter Air Force.
For mailing, e-mailing, or faxing a request for Edwards Air Force Base records, use the "FOIA Contacts" information and ensure the request and envelope are marked "FOIA."
Regardless of the submission method, describe the requested records as specifically as possible to narrow the search. Furnish any facts or clues about the time, place, persons, events, subjects, contract number, or other details that will help decide where to search and determine what records pertain to your request. You must also provide the fee amount you are willing to pay for administrative processing. See "Fees for Processing FOIA Requests." These steps will save you and the government time and money.
NOTE: Requesters, to include military and all federal civilian employees, should not use government equipment, supplies, stationery, postage, telephones, or official mail channels to make FOIA or Privacy Act requests.
Requests should be made through personal equipment or postal service.
“If you are dissatisfied with the service received from the Edwards AFB FOIA Requester Service Center, you may contact the AF FOIA Public Liaison for assistance at (703) 614-8500 or email DAF.FOIA@us.af.mil. You may also seek dispute resolution services from the Office of Government Information Services at https://www.archives.gov/ogis/mediationprogram/request-assistance
Submitting Privacy Requests
If you or your designated representative are seeking records on yourself and the record is maintained/retrieved by your name or other identifier, this is a Privacy Act request. To obtain access to your records, follow the guidance in AF Instruction 33-332, AF Privacy Act Program, click here and DOD Regulation 5400.11, DoD Privacy Act Program, click here. All written requests must be mailed or faxed directly to the appropriate Privacy Act systems manager identified in the system of records notice or the appropriate Requester Service Center, click here. For more information on the Privacy Act, click here.
FOIA Requester Service Center
15 N. Muroc Dr.
Edwards AFB, CA 93524-2200
Phone: (661) 277-3015
Fax: (661) 277-4564