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The FOIA allows the general public to request records in writing from the Federal Government. Some records are released to the public under the FOIA and may therefore reflect deletion of some information in accordance with the FOIA's nine statutory exemptions or two law enforcement record exclusions.

What is FOIA?

The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) generally provides that any person has a right, enforceable in court, to obtain access to federal agency records, except to the extent that such records (or portions of them) are protected from public disclosure by one of nine exemptions, or by one of three special law enforcement record exclusions ((b)(7)).

The principles of government openness and accountability underlying the FOIA are inherent in the democratic ideal: "The basic purpose of the FOIA is to ensure an informed citizenry, vital to the functioning of a democratic society, needed to check against corruption and to hold the governors accountable to the governed."

Click here for the full text of the Freedom of Information Act.

How To Make A FOIA Request?

The 42nd Communications Squadron is responsible for processing requests for Maxwell-Gunter Air Force Base records under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act.

Contact the Maxwell-Gunter AFB FOIA Requester Service Center at (334) 953-6515 or

If you are not satisfied with the response from the center, please visit the Air Force FOIA site

FOIA Offices

50 South LeMay Plaza
Maxwell AFB, AL 36112-6334
Phone: (334) 953-3165
Fax: (334) 953-6515

490 East Moore Drive
MAFB-Gunter Annex, AL 36114
Phone: (334) 416-1995