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The Freedom of Information Act applies only to records held by 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 be consulted for access to state and local records.

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What is the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)?
Public Law 5 U.S.C. 552 enacted the Freedom of Information Act. It established statutory rights of access to government information. It generally provides that any person has a right, enforceable in court, of access to federal agency records, except to the extent that such records (or portions thereof) are protected from disclosure by one of nine exemptions or one of three special law enforcement record exclusions. See DoD Regulation 5400.7/Air Force Supplement, DoD Freedom on Information Act Program, the prescribing directive for more information.

Who can submit a FOIA?
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. Government employees submitting requests should not use government equipment, supplies, stationery, postage, telephones, or official mail channels to make FOIA requests.

Where are FOIA requests submitted?
FOIA requests for the 436th Airlift Wing, Dover AFB must be submitted in writing or by e-mail and include a title or reasonable description of the desired records and a statement on willingness to pay fees for search, review, and reproduction. If you wish to e-mail your FOIA request send it to: Or submit your request via US mail, fax, or hand carry to the following address:

919 Paris St.
Dover AFB, DE 19902

(302) 677-3642
(302) 677-2602
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"Some records are released to the public under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), and may therefore reflect deletion of some information in accordance with the FOIA's nine statutory exemptions. A consolidated list of such records is on DefenseLINK."

Air Force bases use a standard office symbol to sort and deliver mail. The office symbol is the Alpha Code (i.e., LRS, DP, etc.) provided on the list. You must include the address and office symbol in the address of mail sent to Air Force bases. Be advised that Air Force directives prohibit the delivery of unofficial mass mailings (50 pieces or more from the same mailer on the same day). Repeated mailings of less than that to circumvent policy are also prohibited.

The names of personnel assigned to sensitive or routinely deployable units have been withheld under 5 U.S.C. 552(b)(6), and 5 U.S.C 552(a), The Privacy Act.

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This Freedom of Information Act Service Center services the 436th Airlift Wing. Any FOIA requests made regarding the 512th Airlift Wing can be made by visiting the 512th AW FOIA page at

FOIA requesters who have questions concerning the processing of their request with the Dover AFB FOIA Office should call (302) 677-3642. If dissatisfied with the response from the center, you may contact the FOIA Public Liaison, HQ AMC FOIA Office at (618) 229-5710 or e-mail, or the FOIA Public Liaison, HQ AF FOIA Office at (703) 588-6102 or email

Air Mobility Command FOIA Office
Air Force FOIA Web site
DoD FOIA Web site
DoD Freedom of Information Handbook

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