Freedom of Information Act


Purpose

To provide guidance for requesting Pennsylvania National Guard federal records under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552.

Requests

1.  Requests under FOIA for a copy of Pennsylvania National Guard records can be made by any individual or public or private organization other than a Federal agency.

2.  The request must (1) be in writing (2) specifically cite the Freedom of Information Act, (3) reasonably describe the records sought, and (4) indicate a willingness to pay all fees or fees up to a specific amount, or ask for a fee waiver.

3.  Requests for Pennsylvania Army National Guard records of a federal related nature should be sent here NGPA.FOIA@ng.army.mil or addressed and mailed to:

DCSIM/J6
ATTN: Freedom of Information Act Officer
Building 11-74
Annville , PA 17003-5002

4. Requests for Pennsylvania National Guard records of a state related nature are handled by Pennsylvania ’s Right to Know Law (RTKL). More information about RTKL can be found here:

http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/public_affairs_office/13469/right_to_know_law/584505

5.  If you are looking for Pennsylvania Air National Guard records you can make your request here http://www.ang.af.mil/foia/index.asp.

6. Additional information can be obtained from AR 25-55.

Questions

Questions can be directed to the DCSIM/J6 Freedom of Information Act Office at 717-861-2052 or faxed to 717-861-2290.

Requesters may convey customer satisfaction or concerns to the following NGB POC: ARNG FOIA Officer, Ms. Jennifer Nikolaisen at 703-607-3195 or at FOIA@ng.army.mil.