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 the Freedom of Information Act, 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 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.
What are the fees for processing a FOIA 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.
FOIA resources and links
FOIA requesters who have questions concerning the processing of their request with the 927th ARW FOIA Office should call (813) 828-4394. If dissatisfied with the response received from the center, you may contact the FOIA Public Liaison at (202) 404-1393 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Where to submit a FOIA request
FOIA requests for the 927th Air Refueling Wing, MacDill AFB must be submitted in writing and include a title or reasonable description of the desired records and a statement on willingness to pay fees for search, review, and reproduction. Submit requests via US mail, fax, email, or hand carry to the following address:
927 FSS/SCOK (FOIA)
8126 N. Hangar Loop
MacDill AFB, Fl 33621
Phone: (913) 828-4394/DSN: 968-4394
FAX: (813) 828-4367/DSN: 968-4367
To email a request directly to our office: 927ARW.FOIA/PA@us.af.mil
To submit a Freedom of Information Act request online to our Requester Service Centers (RSC) on the AF eFoia Public Access Link: