FOIA requests can be submitted and tracked online through the DAF EFOIA Public Access Link (PAL). However, before submitting a request, see if the records are available to the public in the DAF FOIA Library in the PAL or sites listed under "FOIA Links." If you don't know which FOIA Requester Service Center location should conduct the search, click here. In unknown, choose Headquarter Air Force.
For mailing, emailing, or faxing a request for Aviano Air Base records, use the "FOIA Contact" information and ensure the request and envelope are marked "FOIA."
Regardless of the submission method, describe the requested records as specifically as possible to narrow the search. Furnish any facts or clues about the time, place, persons, events, subjects, contract number, or other details that will help decide where to search and determine what records pertain to your request. You must also provide the fee amount you are willing to pay for administrative processing. See "Fees for Processing FOIA Request." These steps will save you and to government time and money.
NOTE: Requesters, to include military and all federal civilian employees, should not use government equipment, supplies, stationary, postage, telephones, or official mail channels to make FOIA or Privacy Act requests. Requests should be made through personal equipment or postal service.