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The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), known by its legal cite as 5 United States Code (U.S.C.) Section 552, along with Department of Defense (DoD) Publication 5400.7, can be found at Part 286 of Chapter 32 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), which is available in most libraries or online from the U.S. Government Printing Office Access CFR website.

What is the FOIA?

The FOIA 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 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 the DoD and Air Force FOIA sites. 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 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 be consulted for access to state and local records.

How to make a FOIA request

The Air National Guard has centralized its FOIA Program. We encourage requestors to make FOIA requests electronically through the AF FOIA website.

You may also mail, e-mail, or fax your FOIA request for ANG Records (except ANG/IG Records) as follows:

Office of Information and Privacy (NGB/JA-OIP)
Attn: ANG FOIA Requests
111 South George Mason Drive, AH2
Arlington VA 22204-1373
Phone: (571) 256-7838 or (703) 607-5901
Fax: 703-607-3684

Requests can still be made on-line at: https://www.efoia.af.mil/palMain.aspx or by email, FOIA@ng.army.mil. When requesting by email please be sure to indicate it is a request for the Air National Guard.

Requests for your own records under the Privacy Act must be made directly to the office that holds the records you are seeking. If you have questions about making a request under the Privacy Act, you may contact the Wing Privacy Act Manager, Master Sgt. Mary Lohnes, at (816) 236-3458 or mary.lohnes@ang.af.mil.

FOIA Reading Room

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT
Electronic Reading Room

This page contains records that have been determined releasable to the public according to the Freedom of Information Act, 5 U.S.C. 552, and may reflect deletion of some information according to the FOIA's nine statutory exemptions. A consolidated list of such records is available on DefenseLINK.

Currently the 139th Airlift Wing has no FOIA records available.

Please be advised that the Missouri Air Guard will not deliver unofficial mass mailings addressed to individuals.

Pleae visit the FOIA Reading room https://www.archives.gov/foia/electronic-reading-room.html.

Personnel Records

Service records on former civilian and military members are NOT maintained by the Air National Guard. They are maintained by the National Archives and Records Administrations' National Personnel Records Center. Records request instructions and contact information is listed on their website.