What is a FOIA request?
A FOIA request is a written request for Department of Defense records, made by "any person", enforceable in court, including a member of the public (U.S. or Foreign citizen), an organization, or a business. Requests may also be made through an attorney or other representative on behalf of "any person" 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. For additional guidance, refer to the "Army Citizen's Guide to Request Army Records" accessible from the link below.

To submit an IMCOM or MWR FOIA request :

  • Request must be made in accordance with the agency's published regulations.
  • Requester must be willing to pay applicable fees.
  • Request must be in writing & describe the specific records.

What is a FOIA Requester Service Center?
FOIA Requester Service Centers were established to serve as the first place the requester may contact to seek information. The IMCOM /MWR FOIA Requester Service Center is the primary contact source for FOIA requests for records pertaining to operations and management of IMCOM / MWR activities. Hours of operation are from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Central Time, Monday through Friday (closed federal holidays).

How do I check the status of an IMCOM or MWR FOIA Request?
Each federal agency is responsible for meeting FOIA requirements for its own records. IMCOM/MWR FOIA requesters who have questions concerning the status of their request, or the agency's response, should refer to the IMCOM/MWR Liaison Office to determine where best to check your FOIA status request.