Contact Information

JBSA-Lackland Base Information
(210) 671-1110 / DSN 473-1110

JBSA Weather Advisories
(210) 671-NEWS (6397)

24th Air Force Public Affairs
24AF.PA@us.af.mil

24th Air Force Protocol
24AF.CCP@us.af.mil

Freedom of Information Act

FOIAUnder the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), written requests for Air Force Global Strike Command records may be received by postal service, facsimile or electronically. Requests received by facsimile or electronically must have a mailing address included since it may not be practical to provide a substantive response electronically.

What is the FOIA

The Freedom of Information Act Program (DODR 5400.7) 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 FOIA, 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 Defense Link 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.

Who can submit 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 FOIA 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.

How to make FOIA request

The 21st Space Communications Squadron at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., processes all FOIA inquiries and requests for Air Force Space Command, and under the FOIA provisions, the 24th Air Force. To submit a FOIA inquiry online, click here.

Written requests and inquires may be submitted to:

21 SCS/SCOKF (FOIA)
655 West Ent Ave Ste 107
Peterson AFB, CO 80914-1645

You may also fax a FOIA request or inquiry to (719) 556-6497 and DSN 834-6497. Requests received by facsimile or electronically must have a return mailing address included since it may not be practical to provide a substantive response electronically.

Release of Email addresses

Air Force policy is to deny requests for lists of e-mail addresses (both personal and organizational) using FOIA exemption (b)(2)(high). We also rely on FOIA exemption (b)(6) when denying lists of personal e-mail addresses. High (b)(2) protects 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 of in correspondence.

Fees for processing request

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.