The USAG Ansbach Administrative Services Division provides oversight, training, and guidance for the community Document Management Program in record-keeping, Army addresses, correspondence preparation, office symbols, official mail and distribution, forms and Freedom of Information Act/Privacy Act requests. Administrative Services exists to service and meet the needs of our customers. We embrace the best practices available through a transparent partnership with community stakeholders while demonstrating a culture of integrity, compassion, and continuous improvement supported by technology and providing that best practices service to our customers.
FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT (FOIA)
The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) is a Federal Law that establishes the public's right to request existing records from Federal Government agencies. The FOIA provides for prompt, maximum release of DoD records to the public unless such requested records are specifically exempt from mandatory public disclosure under the FOIA.
Individuals wishing to file a FOIA request through USAG Ansbach can do so by post or e-mail.
TO SUBMIT BY POST: USAG Ansbach ASD, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Office
Unit 28774, Box 6573, APO AE 09177-6573
FILLABLE FOIA FORM AS PDF: CLICK HERE
TO SUBMIT BY EMAIL: CLICK HERE
Please Note: When properly requested and not exempt from release, the release authority will complete the initial response within twenty working days. This timeline begins when the activity holding the records receives the request and does not include Saturdays, Sundays, furloughs, or legal holidays. U.S. Government employees must complete personal FOIA requests during off-duty hours and at their own expense. They may not use a Government e-mail address or Government equipment, supplies, or postage to prepare FOIA requests.
-- The request must be in writing. There is no specific form that must be used to make a request. The request can be mailed, e-mailed or faxed to the agency.
-- The request must be submitted to the IMCOM-Europe FOIA Office; it should not be sent directly to the office of record. All FOIA requests must be handled by a FOIA Officer.
-- The request must include the requester's complete mailing address, and phone number. The e-mail address can be included if the requester would like the correspondence to be handled by e-mail rather than through the postal system.
-- The request must describe, in as much detail as possible, the record(s) sought, and identify the format the requester would like to receive the documents in (email, CD/DVD, hard copy, etc.). Note that the FOIA does not require agencies to do research for you, analyze data, answer written questions, or create records in response to your request.
-- The request must identify the requester's willingness to pay fees regardless of the fee category and include the maximum dollar amount the requester is willing to pay.
The U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach Military Postal Service operates as an extension of the U.S. Postal service to bring authorized members of the community the most expeditious and efficient personal and official mail services possible.