The Freedom of Information Act Program (DoDM5400.07_AFMAN33-302) 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.
Send requests for all JBER records to 673 CS/SCXK (Attn: FOIA Manager), 10471 20th Street, Suite 115B, JBER, AK 99506, or email JBER.Foia@us.af.mil. 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 or electronically.
E-mailed requests must have a mailing address included since it may not be practical to provide a substantive response electronically. If dissatisfied with the response received from the FOIA Requester Service Center, you may contact the Air Force FOIA Public Liaison Office, Mr.Robert Bivins, at firstname.lastname@example.org, (703) 614-8500.
Mandatory Declassification Review: Executive Order 12958 allows you to request declassification of classified records. If you are only seeking a copy of a record or records that are currently classified, and would like the record reviewed for appropriate declassification and release, you should file a Mandatory Declassification Review request. Mandatory Declassification Review is a provision of Presidential Executive Order 13526 that allows members of the public to request a mandatory declassification review of a classified document in order to obtain a releasable version of the document. The desired document requested must be specified in sufficient detail that it can be readily located. The record in question may not be the subject of litigation. The mandatory declassification review process can be a very timely and in-depth, due to the classification of materials being reviewed by internal and outside agencies. MDR decisions can be administratively appealed to the Headquarters Air Force/AAII (Mandatory Declassification Review) or Interagency Security Classification Appeals Panel (ISCAP). Requests for review and release of classified records under the MDR process can be made to:
Headquarters Air Force/AAII (Mandatory Declassification Review)
1000 Air Force Pentagon
Washington, DC 20330-1000
Telephone: (703) 695-2226
AF Electronic Library
AF FOIA Website
Public Access Link (PAL)
10471 20th Street Suite, 115B
JBER, AK 99506
(907) 551-7109; DSN 551-7109
The 673 CS/SCXK office is responsible for processing all JBER Air Force requests for records under the FOIA provisions. Written requests may be received by postal service or electronically. Requests received electronically must have a mailing address included since it may not be practical to provide a substantive response electronically.