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Air Force FOIA Library
Air Force FOIA Library

The AF FOIA Library site is the single site for all AF records. The 1996 amendments to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) mandate publicly accessible "Libraries" with agency FOIA response materials and other information routinely available to the public.

5 U.S.C. § 552(a)(2)(A) Records

Final opinions and orders made in the adjudication of cases that may be cited, used, or relied upon as precedents in future adjudications:

Defense Office of Hearing and Appeals

Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals (ASBCA)

USAF Court of Criminals Appeals

5 U.S.C. § 552 (a)(2)(B) Records

Statements of policy and interpretations that have been adopted by the agency and are not published in the Federal Register.

    AF Policy and Memorandum

    AF Publications and Forms

    DoD Publications and Forms

U.S.C. § 552 (a)(2)(C) Records

Administrative staff manuals and instructions, or portions thereof, that establish DoD policy or interpretations of policy that affect the public.

     AF Publications and Forms

     DoD Publications and Forms

Names, Duty Stations, Emails:

10 U.S.C. 130 (b) prohibits the release of names and duty station addresses and e-mail addresses of individuals who are stationed overseas, routinely deployable (i.e., aboard ships/aircraft), or assigned to sensitive units. All other addresses are withheld under 5 U.S.C. 552(b)(6).


Records released to the public, under the FOIA, that are or will likely become the subject of subsequent requests.

AF FOIA Library (Frequently Requested FOIA Documents/Proactive Disclosures) 

Report of Inquiry - Travis AFB 23 Aug 16

-- Report of Investigation (60 SFS Travis  Flag Folding Incident)

-- 60 SFS Travis Flag Folding Incident Exhibit

The National Archives
For military records, locating military personnel, veterans and their families

Privacy Act Records
To identify what records this department may be maintaining on you, visit the Department of Defense's Privacy Act Systems of Records Notices Web page. Each systems notice identifies how long records are maintained and how to access such records. Please be advised that signatures are required for access to Privacy Act systems of records, and therefore electronic requests are normally not acceptable.

World War II Korean War And Vietnam War
Information deemed to be historically valuable resides with the Air Force histories, available via the Air Force Historical Research Agency

Air Force Biographies
AF Board for the Correction of Military Records (BCMR)
Air Force Fact Sheets
Air Force Top Stories News
Roswell Report: Case Closed

Contract's (Government's solicitations)

Air Force Safety Center (HQ AFSEC) records

HQ AFSEC is a separate RSC, thus any request for Air Force mishap records related to Aviation, Missiles, Weapons, Space, and Ground accidents must be requested through HQ AFSEC, Kirtland AFB, NM. More specifically, HQ AFSEC maintains all Safety Investigation Board (SIB) Reports for Air Force mishaps from 1956 to Present.  SIB Reports created prior to 1956 must be requested from the Air Force Historical Research Agency (AFHRA), Maxwell AFB, AL.  If the requester is asking for a publicly releasable report, they can request for a copy of the Accident Investigation Board (AIB) Report (maintained by MAJCOMs for 25 years) from the respective MAJCOM, who accounted for the mishap.  Again, the AIB is a publicly releasable report, whereas the SIB is a privileged safety report that would need to be redacted extensively prior to release.

Submitting a Request

To submit a FOIA request online "CLICK HERE"

If you do not know, or unsure about, the location of the information you are seeking, please see our AF FOIA Records Service Centers page.

You may also send your questions to Air Force FOIA Public Liaison Office for assistance at

Refer to the FOIA handbook for more information on submitting FOIA requests.

Public Liaison

If dissatisfied with the service received from the Requester Service Center, you may contact the Air Force FOIA Public Liaison Officer, Mr. Robert E. Bivins, for assistance at or (703) 614-8500.   
(Please do not send FOIA requests to this office.)