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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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Finding your next adventure! The 423rd FSS Outdoor Recreation hosted a three-day excursion to northern Wales to hike the second highest peak in the United Kingdom, Mt. Snowdon. During this event, members of the 501st community had the opportunity to learn form experienced mountaineers, explore the local town, and enjoy the natural beauty of North Wales. Whether you want to take a break from the daily hustle-and-bustle of work, or you want to explore the beautiful outdoors the United Kingdom has to offer; contact your local military outdoor recreation for your next adventure!
"Do you remember Corporal Radar O’Reilly from M*A*S*H? He went from being 'wet behind the ears' to a connected net-worker who kept his unit supplied. A network can help you solve problems, provide perspective, teach you new things, support your efforts, inform you of new opportunities, celebrate your success, give you feedback and help you relieve stress." To read Ms. Tracy Snider's commentary about Professional Networking and your future please click the link below: https://www.501csw.usafe.af.mil/News/Commentaries/Display/Article/1818744/professional-networking-and-your-future/
The Air Force's birth year is 1947, but Air Force history started long before that. The Doolittle Raiders, part of the United States Army Air Forces, demonstrated America's resolve and will to win after our setbacks in the earliest months of World War II.
Maj. Gen. James Dawkins Jr., 8th Air Force and Joint-Global Strike Operations Center commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Melvina Smith, 8th Air Force command chief, visited Airmen during the U.S. Strategic Command Bomber Task Force in Europe. To read more about the general's visit, please visit the link below: https://www.501csw.usafe.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/1814966/8th-air-force-commander-visits-bomber-task-force-in-europe/
The Cherokee proverb 'Battle Between Two Wolves' explores the struggle between opposing elements within us. The ‘Good Wolf’ which represents qualities like kindness, love, humility and truth and The ‘Bad Wolf’ who represents greed, anger, arrogance and dishonesty. Which wolf wins? The one you feed. Janneane Moody, 501st CSW Community Support Coordinator, wrote a commentary about what that proverb means to her. To read the commentary please click the link below: https://www.501csw.usafe.af.mil/News/Commentaries/Display/Article/1812814/battle-between-two-wolves/
422nd Security Forces Airmen conducted MILO Range Combat Simulator training at RAF Croughton. Purchased using Commander’s Readiness Funds, the Milo system is the squadron’s newest training addition improving response, readiness and awareness. The system includes over 500 interactive branching scenarios with most scenarios being based off real life experiences. To read and see more please click the link below: https://www.501csw.usafe.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/1811867/422nd-sfs-utilizes-new-milo-range-combat-simulator/
We asked for your best photos of the #BUFF, and you delivered! Check out these amazing shots of B-52s from Barksdale Air Force Base over the skies of #Fairford. A round of applause to aviation enthusiasts Adrian Male, David Bown, Hugh Sawyer, Kieran Leigh Bregan, Mark Bentley, Mick Westlake and Paul Goldsmith! 👏 #SovereignSkies #BomberTaskForceEurope U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa
The United States Ambassador to the United Kingdom visited RAF Fairford during the Bomber Task Force deployment March 29. To see photos of the ambassador's visit please click the link below: https://www.501csw.usafe.af.mil/News/Photos/igphoto/2002111911/
We're loving all these photos of the #BomberTaskForce, captured by the many talented aviation photographers here in the #UK. Check out some of their top shots below, taken by Mark Watkins and Duncan Monk. ✈️ Did you spot the mighty #BUFF at Fairford? Send your photos our way via Facebook Messenger for the chance to be featured on our page! U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa | Barksdale Air Force Base
"We should first and foremost encourage and promote the inherent strengths that exist within everyone who wears a uniform and endeavors to serve in the defense of this great nation," said Gregory Varoz. To read Mr. Varoz's commentary about Individual Resilience and Organizational Excellence, please click the link below: https://www.501csw.usafe.af.mil/News/Commentaries/Display/Article/1804248/individual-resilience-and-organizational-excellence/
Members of the 501st CSW who helped support the Bomber Task Force deployment in Europe got to meet the B-52 pilots and toured the aircraft at RAF Fairford, April 2, 2019.
Last Saturday on March 30th, 25 Tigers from the 422nd Communications Squadron took to the streets of Aynho and collected approximately 500 lbs of garbage. The effort was led by Staff Sgt. Dorian Brooks, from our radio shop. Great job!
The 501st CSW inducted local civic leaders as Honorary Commanders at RAF Croughton, March 29. Each member was presented with a Certificate of Appreciation from Col. Ron Cheatham, 501st CSW Vice Commander. For more photos please click the link below: https://www.flickr.com/photos/501csw/albums/72157704376286212
U.S. and U.K. military personnel along with RAF Welford base members and local community, honoured the crew of a 101st Squadron Lancaster DV290 that crashed March 31st, 1944. In March 1996 a memorial was constructed in honour of the crew. Annually on the anniversary of the crash, a joint U.S/U.K wreath laying ceremony takes place to remember the crew that perished. To see more photos please click the link below: https://www.501csw.usafe.af.mil/News/Photos/igphoto/2002107886/
RAF Alconbury/Molesworth Community, Bun-D informed AAFES they are terminating their contract, and effective immediately will no longer operate on RAF Alconbury. Neither AAFES nor the 423 ABG had advance notice of this decision. AAFES will bring in another vendor, but this will take some time. They will keep us appraised of their progress. The remaining food options on RAF Alconbury are Subway, the Commissary (sandwiches/salad bar during lunch hours), The Grind, Bowling Center grill, AAFES Troop Store (roller grill) and the rotating food trucks. Also, the Stukeley Inn has started Wednesday lunch buffets on a trial basis. As always thank you for your service! We, along with AAFES and all of our partners & stakeholders are committed to always providing the best possible support to this community, and keeping you informed along the way. v/r Col Bromen
B-52's flying out of RAF Fairford supported our #NATO allies in Norway yesterday!
Last night at the Torrance Armed Forces Day banquet, our youngest Airman at LA AFB, A1C Cormier, was recognized by… https://t.co/uIsqD5ZFQw
The future of our Air Force! ✈️🚀🛰 #SpaceStartsHere #SMC https://t.co/FRM8aE5Gp2
Thunderbirds happening now! Best seats are by the STEM and Space Pavilion! #STEM #SpaceStartsHere #SMChttps://t.co/OQFckgO0aB
Thunderbirds will be on shortly so take the chance to talk to our experts down at the STEM and Space Pavillion!… https://t.co/vgXtxjxb5E
Excitment is rising here at Kirtland Air Force Base. Come to STEM & SPACE PAVILLION and experience SMC excellence… https://t.co/Gq6ty8AhMt
Come join the MRF near the STEM & SPACE PAVILLION for some beautiful weather and shade as you enjoy the Kirtland Ai… https://t.co/qP5MGV0h1r
Come join us at the STEM & SPACE PAVILLION here at kirtland Air Force Base and grab some stickers from the SMC boot… https://t.co/16BKauSmZN
@ChiefSmc and our #SMC formation crossing the finish line of the #TorranceArmedForcesDay #5k with high fives from B… https://t.co/vQDeZDjH0e
Come join SMCs MRF team here at the Kirtland Air Force Base, located right next to the STEM & SPACE PAVILLION. #SMChttps://t.co/6Nb3KRbkbI
Brig. Gen. Whitney got to meet and greet with some of our local #SWAT and medics here at the… https://t.co/xgnvklPuqv
Hi. Lines are nice and short at SMC booths, our specialists are standing by for every burning question you want to… https://t.co/tdoh0bFaEl
Greetings, come on over to the LEX booth and discover how and when we launch rockets. We are located in the STEM &… https://t.co/bHwCySBNf2
Hi Y'all, come on down to the Air and Space Fiesta here at Kirtland Air Force Base and hang out at the STEM & SPACE… https://t.co/jkOtXFEYxn
Howdy! Come see Advanced Systems and Development Directorates booth here at the STEM & SPACE PAVILLION here at the… https://t.co/s6nZTdGSrT
What a fine morning to be at the Air Show, come to the STEM & SPACE PAVILLION to see and talk with our SATCOM speci… https://t.co/oimEZGVsYp
Hello! STEM & SPACE PAVILLION is now open for visitors, please stop by and see our wonderful displays #SMChttps://t.co/sKfMlE6I0X
@ChiefSmc and our #SMC formation are ready for the 5k! Let’s go, Air Force! #SpaceStartsHerehttps://t.co/K3YzfjJw4U
Good morning, What a beautiful morning to be at the Kirtland Air Force Base 2019 Air Show. Come join us at the STE… https://t.co/u8nbCOlWma
RT @SMC_CC: Momentous day @AF_SMC commemorating six new names to the Schriever Wall of Honor. Our nation is forever grateful, & I am gratef…

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Los Angeles AFB Operator:
(310) 653-1110
LAAFB Base Locator:
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ID Card Customer Support:
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