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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.

MAKE A REQUEST

The 21st Space Communications Squadron at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., processes all FOIA requests for Air Force Space Command 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:

HQ AFSPC/A6XR(FOIA)
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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RIAT 2018 Recap - Another Successful Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford. Thank you to all of our special guests and aeronautics fans for joining the 501st CSW and RAF in celebrating the Royal Air Force's 100th year anniversary. For more photos please visit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/501csw/albums/72157697433861941
#Pathfinders, A recent grass fire near one of our military family housing areas served as a reminder about fire safety. Though no individuals were hurt, it’s always important to know how to reach the various fire departments across the 501st. We've had unbelievably warm and dry weather these last four weeks. However, with it came the increased risk for fire. Monitor your BBQ grills and fire pits closely. Ensure cigarettes are extinguished and disposed of properly, not flicked into grass or out of a car window. Be vigilant if you burn your yard debris. A moment of carelessness can quickly get out of hand and put you, your family, and others at risk. Take a moment to inspect your home fire extinguisher. If you don't have one, local hardware stores carry them for £12-£25 based on bottle size. Also, ensure you and your family know how to reach the on and off base fire departments in the event of an emergency. If you’re not sure, you can visit the 501st Phone Directory at www.501csw.usafe.af.mil/Contact-Us/Phone-Directory. Enjoy the fantastic summer weather and be safe! From your 501st Combat Support Wing Fire and Emergency Services Flights
Today was the last day of the fantastic #RIAT18! The weekend was three nonstop days of airpower displays by the United States Air Force, Royal Air Force, and many other NATO partners, allied nations, and others from around the world. We'll see you all again next year at RAF Fairford for #RIAT19! U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa The Royal International Air Tattoo AFN Europe Royal Air Force
The 501st Combat Support Wing supported more than 170,000 people from around the world for the Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford, July 13 to 15. 501st CSW personal stood up and manned a fully operational Emergency Operations Team, provided meals and housing for volunteers working at RIAT and ran security for the U.S. Air Force’s F-35A Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter. To read more click the link below: http://www.501csw.usafe.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/1575134/riat-2018-showcases-f-35a-us-uk-relations/
The past two days of #RIAT18 showcased incredible airpower, international partnership and the unique bond between the U.S. and the U.K. As the sun rises over the third and final day, we're #ready to see what's in store. #AirTattoo | U.S. European Command (EUCOM) | United States Air Force | U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa | U.S. Embassy London | The Royal International Air Tattoo
The skies are heating up at #RIAT18! RAF Fairford played host to impressive aerial displays celebrating the 100th birthday of the RAF and the special relationship between the United States and the United Kingdom. U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa AFN Europe The Royal International Air Tattoo Royal Air Force United States Air Force
American airpower is on display at #RIAT18! The F-35A Lightning II lit up the skies above RAF Fairford on Day 1 of RIAT! U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa AFN Europe
#Pathfinders, Please be advised of the demonstrations surrounding London July 12-14 and be cautious of the potential for delays and protests. Additionally, please plan ahead for potential delays in the area surrounding Blenheim Crescent. Continue to monitor STEP notifications and social media for more updates as they come.
Good afternoon! If you're planning to attend #RIAT18, please heed the message below about fire safety. Remember, no smoking on grass areas and no BBQs. Please make sure to dispose of any smoking materials appropriately. It looks like we'll have warm weather this weekend, so don't forget to bring sunscreen and stay hydrated for the best possible experience. See you soon!
RAF Fairford is about to get busy - just the way we like it! Stay tuned for all the up-close #RIAT18 action this weekend. ✈️
The 501st is crushing it on the Alpha Warrior rig right now! 💪👊
Lt. Col. Christopher Lovett relinquished command of the 426th Air Base Squadron to Lt Col. Shawn Beskar during the Change of Command Ceremony at Stavanger, Norway, July 6, 2018. To read more about the CoC please click the links below: http://www.jwc.nato.int/index.php/jwcmedia/news-archive/684-426th-air-base-squadron-changes-command http://www.501csw.usafe.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/1569373/426abs-change-of-command/
It's here! RAF Alconbury's 4th of July celebration is happening tonight, fireworks and everything. We'll see you out there!
Congratulations to Lt. Col. Mathew Ramstack for taking command of the 422nd Air Base Squadron. Welcome to the 501st!
Congratulations to Maj. Chin Hsu for taking command of the 423rd Civil Engineer Squadron. Welcome to the 501st!
Congratulations to Lt. Col. Robert Heil for taking command of the 422nd Medical Squadron. Welcome to the 501st!
The 423rd Air Base Group is hosting a Bone Marrow Donors Recruitment Drive June 25 to 29. See the attached photo for more details.
RAF Alconbury - Civic Leader Tour: Civic leaders from across the districts of Cambridgeshire, East Northamptonshire and Fenland visited with members of the 423rd Air Base Group and U.S. mission partners, where they had the opportunity to build on relations and learn more about the 501st Combat Support Wing mission. A special thanks to all of the civic leaders for making it a memorable visit. For more photos please visit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/501csw/albums/72157670323178788
Congratulations to Lt. Col. Olexis Perez for taking command of the 422nd Communications Squadron!
RT @ATI_ORG: The inaugural Space Enterprise Consortium (SpEC) General Membership Meeting is officially underway in Los Angeles this morning…
SMC Officer Tops in Air Force Acquisition https://t.co/rBdrWd14Et via @YouTube
INNOVATION ACROSS THE ENTERPRISE https://t.co/5BT2IA4XDr via @YouTube
ENTERPRISE GROUND SERVICES https://t.co/GtRuG1geVW via @YouTube
SMC partners with Dell, HP to enhance secure IT infrastructure https://t.co/OU7scLeZmI
Air Force Awards Three Launch Service Agreements https://t.co/1vcSFwM0Ui
This is the 4th satellite in the AEHF constellation. The payload was launched aboard an Atlas V rocket from CCAFS. https://t.co/JmjgNBKsoz
The U.S. Air Force has successfully launched the fourth AEHF-4 communication satellite at 12:15 a.m. EDT, October 1… https://t.co/7m9RnxCuQ4
RT @ulalaunch: T+plus 3 hours. #AEHF4Road2Launch spacecraft launching today will be a new national asset, serving as a secure communication…
RT @ulalaunch: T+plus 2 hours, 29 minutes. We are one hour away from the Centaur engine restart. The #AtlasV remains stable as the coast pe…
We have a “GO” for launch of the AEHF-4 spacecraft aboard the ULA Atlas V 551 Rocket! #ULA #ATLASV #AEHFhttps://t.co/GGtxOjzUJw
We are L-30 minutes! See AEHF-4 launch by clicking the link below. https://t.co/vNLrGt5Y0a Click on Launch Updat… https://t.co/DiuH7PemyS
AEHF4 successfully mated to the Atlas V launch vehicle and safely rolled on to pad Oct. 15, 2018 at Cape Canaveral… https://t.co/qQvLLMQsy5
RT @ulalaunch: Our next launch will be an #AtlasV 551 that will deliver the @usairforce AEHF-4 satellite into an optimized orbit. Preview t…
SMC/RS in the fight! Lt Col Tom Bellairs is a Chief of Logistics for Combined Security Transition command in Afghan… https://t.co/ihNGjuWFiB
RT @ulalaunch: The ULA Launch Readiness Review (LRR) was completed today for our #AtlasV launch of the AEHF-4 spacecraft on Wed., 10/17 at…
Prep is underway for launch. The satellite's encapsulation was completed Oct. 4. https://t.co/SSNcd1VOKR
RT @NatReconOfc: While the CORONA program defined the national conversation for photo reconnaissance from space, the program also achieved…
The next GPS launch is GPS III-SV 1 from CCAFS in December. Satellite will launch aboard a Falcon 9. https://t.co/X0ZIFjkjKr

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