Public Liaison

If dissatisfied with the service received from the Requester Service Center, you may contact the Air Force FOIA Public Liaison Officer, Ms Anh Trinh, for assistance at usaf.pentagon.saf-cio-a6.mbx.af-foia@mail.mil or (703) 614-8500.   
 
(Please do not send FOIA request to this office)

 
Freedom of Information Act Overview
Freedom of Information Act Overview

Welcome to the United States Air Force Freedom of Information and Privacy Act Office home page. This office manages the policy and procedural guidance for the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), Privacy Act (PA) and Quality of Information (QIP) programs in accordance with applicable laws.

Purpose of the FOIA

The public has a right to information concerning the activities of its Government. Department of Defense policy is to conduct its activities in an open manner and provide the public with a maximum amount of accurate and timely information concerning its activities, consistent always with the legitimate public and private interests of the American people. A record requested by a member of the public who follows rules established by proper authority in the DoD shall not be withheld in whole or in part unless the record is exempt from mandatory partial or total disclosure under the FOIA. As a matter of policy, DoD Components shall make discretionary disclosures of exempt records or information whenever disclosure would not foreseeably harm an interest protected by a FOIA exemption, but this policy does not create any right enforceable in court. In order that the public may have timely information concerning DoD activities, records requested through public information channels by news media representatives that would not be withheld if requested under the FOIA should be released upon request. Prompt responses to requests for information from news media representatives should be encouraged to eliminate the need for these requesters to invoke the provisions of the FOIA and thereby assist in providing timely information to the public. Similarly, requests from other members of the public for information that would not be withheld under the FOIA should continue to be honored through appropriate means without requiring the requester to invoke the FOIA.

AF FOIA Public Liaison Staff

An Air Force FOIA Public Liaison Officer (PLO) serves as a supervisory official to whom you may raise concerns about the service you have received from the FOIA Requester Service Center (RSC), following an initial response from the RSC staff. The FOIA PLO shall seek to ensure a service-oriented response to FOIA requests and FOIA-related inquiries. For example, the FOIA PLO shall assist, as appropriate, in reducing delays, increasing transparency and understanding of the status of requests, and resolving disputes. Please contact the PLO if you have concerns about information you have received about your FOIA request after contacting the appropriate RSC.

Department of the Air Force
Freedom of Information Act
Public Liaison Office

1800 Air Force Pentagon
Washington, DC 20330-1800 
(703) 614-8500
usaf.pentagon.saf-cio-a6.mbx.af-foia@mail.mil

Submitting a Request

If you want to submit a FOIA request online CLICK HERE
If you do not know or are unsure of the location of the information you are seeking, we encourage you to submit your request to:

Headquarters Air Force/AAII (FOIA)

1000 Air Force Pentagon
Washington, DC 20330-1000
Phone: (703) 693-2735/692-9981
Email:  usaf.pentagon.saf-aa.mbx.haf-foia-workflow@mail.mil


Refer to the
FOIA handbook for more information on submitting FOIA requests.