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.
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 requesters who have questions concerning the processing of their request with the Joint Base Charleston FOIA Office should call. If dissatisfied with the response received from the center, you may contact the FOIA Public Liaison at (202) 404-1393.
Air Force FOIA Web site
DoD FOIA Web site
DoD Freedom of Information Handbook
FOIA requests for Joint Base Charleston 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, email or hand carry to the following address:
628 CS/SCXK (FOIA)
103 N. Graves Ave., Bldg. 302
JB Charleston, SC 29404
Phone: (843) 963-3273/DSN 673-3273
To submit a Freedom of Information Act request online to our Requester Service Centers (RSC) on the AF eFOIA Public Access Link click here.
To email a request directly to our office or if you have questions about your request, send an email to 628CS.email@example.com.
Air Force LINK FOIA Requester Service Center, click here.
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.
A consolidated list of such records is available in the HQ AF Electronic Reading Room.