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 copies.
Category 3: Others. Requesters get the first two hours of search and the first 100 pages free.
If you are seeking a copy of a record or records that are currently classified, and would like the record reviewed for appropriate declassification and release, you should file a Mandatory Declassification Review request. Mandatory Declassification Review is a provision of Presidential Executive Order 13526 that allows members of the public to
request a mandatory declassification review of a classified document in order to obtain a releasable version of the document. The desired document requested must be specified in sufficient detail that it can be readily located. The record in question may not be the subject of litigation. The mandatory declassification review process can be a very timely and in-depth, due to the classification of materials being reviewed by internal and outside agencies. MDR decisions can be administratively appealed to the Headquarters Air Force/AAII (Mandatory Declassification Review) or Interagency Security Classification Appeals Panel (ISCAP).
Requests for review and release of classified records under the MDR process can be made to:
Headquarters Air Force/AAII (Mandatory Declassification Review)
1000 Air Force Pentagon
Washington, DC 20330-1000
Send requests for 55th Wing records to:
55 CS/SCXKF (FOIA)
201 Lincoln Highway
Offutt AFB NE 68113-2040.
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 or electronically at firstname.lastname@example.org. E-mailed requests must have a mailing address included since it may not be practical to provide a substantive response electronically.
FOIA requesters who have questions concerning the processing of their requests with the Offutt AFB FOIA Office should contact this center at (402)232-1066
If you are dissatisfied with the response received from the local center, you may contact the Air Force FOIA Public Liaison at (703) 696-6487. The Air Force Public Liaison can also be contact by email at Af.email@example.com or call (703) 614-8500.
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.
Offutt Air Force Base Operator
Offutt AFB Public Affairs does not act as an operator service or base locator.
55th CS/SCXKF (FOIA)
201 Lincoln Highway
Offutt AFB, NE 68113-2040
Phone: (402) 232-1066
E-Mail the Offutt FOIA Office.
Sample FOIA request letter