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The FOIA, known by its legal cite as Title 5 U.S.C. § 552, along with the Department of Defense (DoD) Regulation 5400.7, and Army Regulation 25-55governs how FOIA requests will be processed within the Rhode Island National Guard.
The FOIA provides for the collection of fees for:
Fees rates and schedules can be found in DoD 5400.7, DoD Freedom of Information Act Program (http://dtic.mil/whs/directives/corres/pdf/540007p.pdf) and on the DD 2086, Record of FOI Costs (http://www.dtic.mil/whs/directives/forms/eforms/dd2086.pdf).
For more information about the Freedom of Information Act, please see the DoD FOIA Handbook: http://www.justice.gov/oip/doj-guide-freedom-information-act-0
No single office handles all FOIA requests. If you prefer not to submit on line you can mail/fax your request to the FOIA Requester Service Center where the record is located or theparticular base or activity that has the records you want. If you don't know which Air Force activity has the records you want, mail your request to: SAF/AAII, 1000 Air Force Pentagon, Washington, DC 20330-1000. Ensure you describe the records you want as specifically as possible, and let the office know how much you are willing to pay.
Furnish any facts or clues about the time, place, persons, events, subjects, or other details of the information or records you want. That will help the office decide where to search and determine what records pertain to your request. It can also save you and the government time and money, and you may get what you want faster. There is no special form to complete. Mark your request and envelope "FOIA."
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For inquiries on National Guard Bureau (Joint DoD Activity) records, please visit (National Guard Bureau FOIA Requestor Service Center): http://www.nationalguard.mil/Resources/FOIA.aspx
For pay information, including contract payments, please visit (Defense Finance and Accounting Service): http://www.dfas.mil/
Office of Secretary of Defense FOIA Requestor Service Center, please visit: http://www.dod.gov/pubs/foi/
You may also find records previously released by the Department of the Army, including the Army National Guard, by visiting the Department of the Army Reading Room: https://www.foia.army.mil/ReadingRoom/
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