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COVID-19 FOIA Statement

Due to the current situation regarding COVID-19, the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Office will be minimally manned until further notice.  FOIA managers will be teleworking and will continue to process your request to the best of their capability; however, we expect delays in response times.  We appreciate your patience and understanding.  We will notify you once the office is back to normal operations.

Foia Requests

Does Moody have a FOIA reading room? 

Moody documents released under the FOIA which have become, or are likely to become, the subject of subsequent requests can be found in the FOIA reading room.


How do I submit requests for information under the Freedom of Information Act?

FOIA requests are submitted by private citizens; members should not use government equipment, supplies, stationery, or official mail channels, including e-mail, to make or follow-up on FOIA requests. 

For information relating to Moody FOIA requests, please visit

6124 Dexter St, Moody AFB, GA 31699 Phone: (229) 257-3500

FOIA requesters who have questions concerning the processing of their requests with the Moody FOIA Office should contact this center at (229) 257-3500.

If dissatisfied with the response received from the center, you may contact the FOIA Public Liaison at (703) 614-8500 or email at

For additional information on the Air Force FOIA program, requesters can go to the Department of Defense FOIA Handbook or the Air Force FOIA Page.


What is the purpose of the FOIA program?

Purpose of the FOIA Program 

The public has a right to information concerning the activities of its Government. Department of Defense policy is to conduct its activities in an open manner and provide the public with a maximum amount of accurate and timely information concerning its activities, consistent always with the legitimate public and private interests of the American people. 

A record requested by a member of the public who follows rules established by proper authority in the DOD shall not be withheld in whole or in part unless the record is exempt from mandatory partial or total disclosure under the FOIA. As a matter of policy, DOD Components shall make discretionary disclosures of exempt records or information whenever disclosure would not foreseeably harm an interest protected by a FOIA exemption, but this policy does not create any right enforceable in court. 

In order that the public may have timely information concerning DOD activities, records requested through public information channels by news media representatives that would not be withheld if requested under the FOIA should be released upon request. Prompt responses to requests for information from news media representatives should be encouraged to eliminate the need for these requesters to invoke the provisions of the FOIA and thereby assist in providing timely information to the public. Similarly, requests from other members of the public for information that would not be withheld under the FOIA should continue to be honored through appropriate means without requiring the requester to invoke the FOIA. 

DOD Policy 

It is DOD policy to make records publicly available, unless the record qualifies under one or more of the nine exemptions and/or under one of the three exclusions. 

FOIA Processing Time Limits 

Once an agency receives a correct FOIA request; it has 20 working days to make a determination on the request. 

In unusual circumstances, an agency will request an extension from the requester in writing why it needs the extension and when it will make a determination on the request. 

When a Component has a significant number of pending request that prevents are response determination being made within 20 working days, the requests shall be processed in a multitrack processing system, based on the date of receipt, the amount of work and time involved in processing the requests. 
FOIA Requestor Appeal Rights 

-- Requestors have the right to appeal all denial decisions 
-- Appeals must be submitted within 60 days of the Initial Denial Letter 
-- Appeals must be sent through the office that initially denied the information