Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)

FOIA is a disclosure statute.

Information is considered to be releasable unless it falls under one of the nine FOIA exemptions (b)(1) through (b)(9). The FOIA applies to records either created or obtained by an agency and under agency control at the time of the FOIA request. Agencies within the executive branch of the federal government, including the Executive Office of the President and independent regulatory agencies are subject to the FOIA. State governments, municipal corporations, the courts, Congress and private citizens are not subject to 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.

The 366th Communications Squadron processes requests for 366th Fighter Wing records under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act. Written requests may be received by postal service, facsimile or electronically. Requests received by facsimile or electronically must have a mailing address included since it may not be practical to provide a substantive response electronically.


366 Gunfighter Ave, Rm 110 
Mountain Home AFB, ID 83648-5292
Tel.: (208) 828-2265
DSN: 728-2265
Fax: (208) 828-6132

Click here to e-mail the FOIA Office
Click here to access the FOIA Handbook

FOIA requesters who have any questions concerning the processing of their requests with the MHAFB FOIA office should call 828-2265. If you are not satisfied with the response from this office, you may contact the ACC FOIA public liaison at (757) 764-2265 or e-mail them at