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Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)

The Los Angeles Air Force Base FOIA office manages and oversees the administration of the FOIA and Privacy Act programs for the and the SMC.  Written requests may be received by postal service, facsimile or electronically at https://www.efoia.af.mil/palMain.aspx Requests received by facsimile or electronically must have a mailing address included since it may not be practical to provide a substantive response electronically.

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.

FOIA request fees

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.


The 21st Space Communications Squadron at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., processes all FOIA requests for U.S. Space Force under the FOIA provisions and is also the requester service center for all FOIA request inquiries. To submit a FOIA inquiry online, click here.

Written requests and inquires may be submitted to:

150 Vandenberg St., Suite 105
Peterson AFB, CO 80914-4160

Make a request

Send requests for Los Angeles AFB records to:
61 CS/SCOKE (FOIA/Privacy Act)
483 North Aviation Blvd.
El Segundo CA 90245-4659 

Commercial: (310) 653-3342
DSN: 633-3342
Fax: (310) 653-3980

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, facsimile or electronically athttps://www.efoia.af.mil/palMain.aspx Faxed or e-mailed requests must have a mailing address included since it may not be practical to provide a substantive response electronically.

For more information on the implementation of the Freedom of Information Act at the Department of Defense, visithttp://open.defense.gov/Transparency/FOIA.aspx

Release of E-mail Addresses

Air Force policy is to deny requests for lists of e-mail addresses (both personal and organizational) using FOIA exemption (b)(6). We rely on FOIA exemption (b)(6) when denying lists of personal e-mail addresses. High (b)(2) is no longer to be used to protect internal information, the disclosure of which would risk circumvention of a statute or agency regulation. Because DoD e-mail systems are to be used only for official and authorized purposes, the addresses are considered primarily internal. The regulations at issue that could be circumvented include DoD and AF regulations that require us to limit use of e-mail to authorized purposes, and to protect the security of your computer and information systems. Exemption (b)(6) protects information that if released would permit a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy. This does not prohibit an organization from including a single e-mail address on a Web page in correspondence.

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Numbers and E-mails

Los Angeles AFB Operator:
(310) 653-1110

LAAFB Base Locator:
(310) 653-3080

ID Card Customer Support:
(310) 653-6556 
(310) 653-5114

61st Security Forces Squadron 61st Security Forces Squadron
(Law Enforcement desk):
(310) 653-5787 
(310) 653-5664

   Media Queries:
(310) 653-1131 or smcpa.media@us.af.mil

Public Queries or Event Requests:
(310) 653-2368 or smcpa.outreach@us.af.mil


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