FOIA Office

Records Management
374 CS/SCOK
Unit 5081
APO AP 96328-5081 

Phone: 011-81-311-75-58644
DSN: 225-8644
FAX: 225-8294

For FOIA request Point of Contacts, visit: https://www.efoia.af.mil/palMain.aspx 

AF FOIA Reading Room
Click here to view our E-FOIA Reading Room.

Contact & Social Info

Contact Public Affairs
For the Operator, call 315-225-1110
From CONUS: 011-81-425-52-2510-5-1110

Red Cross Emergency Number:
315-225-7522
24 hour: 1-877-272-7337

Friendship Festival Inquiries

The 374th Communications Squadron/SCOK (FOIA) is responsible for processing requests for 374th Airlift Wing records under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act. However, Effective 30 March 2009, The Air Force established a new Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) website for submitting requests online to Air Force FOIA Requester Service Centers (RSC). For the quickest responses times, requests should be submitted online at the Public Access Link (PAL). Click on the following Air Force eFOIA Public Access Link (PAL): https://www.efoia.af.mil/palMain.aspx.
No single office handles all FOIA requests. If you don't know which Air Force activity has the records you want, mail/fax your request to: HAF/IMII, 1000 Air Force Pentagon, Washington, DC 20330-1000; fax (703) 693-2746. Requests received by facsimile or electronically must have a mailing address included since it may not be practical to provide a substantive response
electronically.

FOIA Introduction

The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) generally provides that any person has a right, enforceable in court, to obtain access to federal agency records, except to the extent that such records (or portions of them) are protected from public disclosure by "one of nine exemptions" or by "one of the three special law enforcement record exclusions". (see Quick Links)

The principles of government openness and accountability underlying the FOIA are inherent in the democratic ideal: "The basic purpose of the FOIA is to ensure an informed citizenry, vital to the functioning of a democratic society, needed to check against corruption and to hold the governors accountable to the governed."

Click here for the full text of the Freedom of Information Act.

Who can submit a 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.

What are the 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 pages free and pay for additional pages.

Category 3: Others. Requesters get the first two hours of search and the first 100 pages free.

How to Make a FOIA Request

The 374th Communications Squadron/SCOK is responsible for processing requests for 374th Airlift Wing records under the provisions of the Freedom of information Act. 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. 

Mail requests to:
HQ PACAF/A6IE (FOI)
25 E. Street, Suite C-316
Hickam AFB, HI 96853-5409

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 at https://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. 

If dissatisfied with the response received from the center, you may contact the FOIA Public Liaison at (703) 696-6487 or email af.foiapa@pentagon.af.mil.