FOIA Office

305 CS/SCBSR (FOIA)
1907 East Arnold Street
Joint Base MDL, NJ 08641

Physical Location:
Bldg 1907, 4th Floor, Room 401

Phone:
(609) 754-3445

Fax Requests to:
(609) 754-6540

E-Mail:
foia@mcguire.af.mil

Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)

Under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act, written requests for McGuire Air Force Base records may be received by postal service, facsimile or electronically at foia@mcguire.af.mil.  Requests received by facsimile or electronically must have a mailing address included since it may not be practical to provide a substantive response electronically.

What is the FOIA?

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.

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.

Make a FOIA Request?

Send requests for McGuire records to: 305 CS/SCBSR (FOIA), 
1907 East Arnold Ave., Fourth Floor, Room 401 McGuire AFB, NJ 08641. 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 atfoia@mcguire.af.mil. Faxed or e-mailed requests must have a mailing address included since it may not be practical to provide a substantive response electronically.

Release of E-mail

Air Force policy is to deny requests for lists of e-mail addresses (both personal and organizational) using FOIA exemption (b)(2)(high). We also rely on FOIA exemption (b)(6) when denying lists of personal e-mail addresses. High (b)(2) protects internal information, the disclosure of which would risk circumvention of a statute or agency regulation. Because DoD e-mail systems are to be used only for official and authorized purposes, the addresses are considered primarily internal. The regulations at issue that could be circumvented include DoD and AF regulations that require us to limit use of e-mail to authorized purposes, and to protect the security of your computer and information systems. Exemption (b)(6) protects information that if released would permit a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy. This does not prohibit an organization from including a single e-mail address on a Web page of in correspondence.