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FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT (FOIA)

Freedom of Information Act

The Fort Hood Freedom of Information and Privacy Act Office manages The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) & Privacy Act (PA) in accordance with applicable laws. The office staff provides information to military members, Department of Defense civilians, military family members, the American public, Congress and the news media. The information you find here is cleared for public release in accordance with applicable Army policies.

The Freedom of Information and Privacy Act Office is responsible for the management oversight of the implementation of Army FOIA and PA programs in accordance with 5 USC, and Public Law 106-554.

Fort Hood Freedom of Information Act Contact:
FOIA Office (IMHD-HRA-F)
Bldg. 286, 761st Tank Battalion Ave.
Fort Hood, TX 76544-5000
POC: Ms Jacquelyn Lucas
Phone: 254-288-5400

Click for a copy of the Citizens FOAI Guide in PDF Format

Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Request Form (PDF Format)

Freedom of Information Act Request
FOIA requests can be submitted via email or mail. Requestor must be willing to pay applicable fees and state the dollar amount willing to pay. Records must be described in enough detail so that it can be located with a reasonable amount of effort.

Army Regulation 25-55
The Dept. of the Army Freedom of Information Act Program

Citizen’s Guide – 2006
A Citizen’s Guide to request Army records under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)

What is the FOIA?

The Freedom of Information Act 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 disclosure by one of nine exemptions or by one of three special law enforcement record exclusions.

Enacted in 1966, the FOIA established for the first time an effective statutory right of access to government information. The principles of government openness and accountability underlying the FOIA, however, 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." The Supreme Court has emphasized that "official information that sheds light on an agency's performance of its statutory duties falls squarely within that statutory purpose."

This was emphasized also in the statement of FOIA policy issued by President Clinton on Oct. 4, 1993, in which he called upon all federal agencies to renew their commitment to the Act and to enhance its effectiveness as a vital mechanism of government openness and accountability:

"For more than a quarter century now, the Freedom of Information Act has played a unique role in strengthening our democratic form of government. The statute was enacted based upon the fundamental principle that an informed citizenry is essential to the democratic process and that the more the American people know about their government the better they will be governed. Openness in government is essential to accountability and the Act has become an integral part of that process."

Department of the Army
U.S. Army Freedom of Information and Privacy Office

Casey Building, Suite 144
ATTN: AAHS-RDF
7701 Telegraph Road
Alexandria, VA 22315-3905

POC:
Alecia Bolling COMM: (703) 428-6513
Acting Chief DSN: 328-6513

Gary Hargrove (FOIA) FAX: (703) 428-6522
(703) 428-7128
EMAIL: usarmy.belvoir.hqda-oaa-ahs.mbx.rmda-foia@mail.mil

Leroy Jones Jr. (Privacy)
(703) 428-6185/6826
Website: https://www.rmda.army.mil/organization/foia.shtml

Department of the Army FOIA mailbox:
usarmy.belvoir.hqda-oaa-ahs.mbx.rmda-foia@mail.mil

To submit an electronic FOIA request:
https://www.rmda.army.mil/foia/foiarequest/default.aspx
DA FOIA Office line is: 703-428-6238