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Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)

Overview

Welcome to the New Jersey National Guard’s FOIA Office.  This FOIA Office was designed to assist the public in making FOIA requests for New Jersey National Guard records.  The FOIA, known by its legal cite as Title 5 U.S.C. § 552, along with the Department of Defense (DoD) Regulation 5400.7, governs how FOIA requests will be processed within the National Guard.

The FOIA allows the general public including foreign citizens, military and civilian personnel acting as private citizens, to request records electronically or in writing from the Federal Government. Some records are released to the public under the FOIA, and may therefore reflect deletion of some information in accordance with the FOIA's nine statutory exemptions or two law enforcement record exclusions.

Requests for New Jersey National Guard records of a state related nature are handled by New Jersey’s Open Public Records Act (OPRA).

 



Processing Fees

The FOIA allows fee charges based on the requester's category. There are three categories: Commercial (pay search, review, and reproduction fees); non-commercial scientific or educational institutions or news media (pay reproduction fees; first 100 pages provided at no cost); and others (pay search and reproduction fees; first two hours search and 100 pages provided at no cost). For more information on FOIA fees read PART 286 - DoD FOIA Program Regulation.

 



FOIA Request to the NJ Army National Guard

Please use the following format and include the information below to submit a FOIA request to the New Jersey Army National Guard (NJARNG). Requests take at least 24 hours, but can take much longer, depending on the location and type of information.

Request Format

Send a written request to the FOIA office. Describe the records you want as specifically as possible and let us know how much you're willing to pay. Please refer to our Sample FOIA Request.

Submit Request

Please mail any New Jersey Army National Guard FOIA requests to:

NJARNG FOIA Manager
3650 Saylors Pond Road
Fort Dix, NJ 08640

Any customers who have concerns about the service received by the FOIA Office can contact the ARNG FOIA Officer at 844-573-2939 / 703-607-3195 or ngb.foia@mail.mil.

 



FOIA request to the NJ Air National Guard

The Air National Guard (ANG) has centralized its FOIA program. We encourage requestors to make FOIA requests electronically through the Air Force FOIA Website.

You may also mail, email, or fax your FOIA request for ANG Records to National Guard Bureau (NGB):

Office of Information and Privacy (NGB/JA-OIP)
Attn: ANG FOIA Requests
111 South George Mason Drive, AH2
Arlington VA 22204-1373
Phone: 571-256-7838 or 703-607-5901
Fax: 703-607-3684
ngb.foia@mail.mil

When using email, be sure to indicate it is a request for the Air National Guard.

Any customers who have concerns about the service received from the NGB Requestor Service Center may contact the DoD FOIA Public Liaison:

 

Defense Freedom of Information Policy Office
1155 Defense Pentagon
Washington, D.C. 20301-1155
571-372-0462
OSD.FOIALiaison@mail.mil

 



National Guard Inspector General Records

If you are making a request for National Guard Inspector General (IG) records, please make your request directly to the respective service or DoD IG as the New Jersey Army National Guard FOIA Office does not process IG records. The FOIA websites for those IG offices are as follows:

 

For Air National Guard (AF IG): afinspectorgeneral.af.mil
For Army National Guard (Army IG): daig.pentagon.mil/foia
For National Guard Bureau (DoD IG): dodig.mil/FOIA

 



Personnel Military Records

Refer to Request Military Records

 

Last Updated: 01/09/2020
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