FOIA Requestor Service Center

The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) was signed into law in 1966.  The FOIA provides individuals with a statutory right of access to certain federal agency records.  The FOIA requires agencies to disclose requested records unless they are protected from public disclosure by the FOIA. Congress included in the FOIA nine exemptions and three law enforcement exclusions to protect important interests such as national security, personal privacy, privileged communications, and law enforcement.                                                     

The Marine Corps Air Station New River FOIA Requester Service Center is a location where a FOIA requester has already submitted a FOIA request to one of the components serviced by the Marine Corps Air Station New River FOIA Requester Service Center to inquire about the component's processing of his/her FOIA request or to register a complaint about the component's processing.

The Marine Corps FOIA Public Liaison is a location where a FOIA requester who is dissatisfied with the Marine Corps Air Station New River FOIA Requester Service Center's assistance may then elevate his/her issue.

The Marine Corps Corps Air Station New River FOIA Office is a location where a FOIA requester would submit a request dealing with Marine Corps Air Station New River incidents.  The Marine Corps Air Station New River FOIA Office is also responsible for Partial and Full denials within its area of responsibility.



Contact Information
Telephone Number:                                 
(910) 449-5476
Mailing Address:                                      
Commanding Officer
(Attn: Adjutant/FOIA)
PSC Box 21001
Jacksonville, NC 28545-1001
Fax Number:
(910) 449-6075
Email Address:



USMC FOIA PUBLIC LIAISON is a location where a FOIA requester is dissatisfied with the FOIA REQUESTER SERVICE CENTER's assistance, he/she may then elevate his/her issue up to the USMC FOIA PUBLIC LIAISON.

Liaison Contact Information:  Phone:  (703) 614-4008/ E-mail:


FOIA and Privacy Act Request

If you are requesting PMO reports for command use such as discipline or missing/stolen gear statements, please contact PMO admin at 450-9406
FOIA and Privacy Act Request for PMO reports and other records for personal use such as accidents or other incidents, FAP and Counseling Records
To Submit a Request on FOIA Online please use the link below
1.  Create an account.
2.  Create a new request
3.  Agency:  Department of the Navy – including Marine Corps
4.  Sub Agency:  United States Marine Corps
5.  Sub Agency:  Marine Corps Installations Command
6.  Sub Agency:  Marine Corps Installations East-Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune
7.  Sub Agency:  Marine Corps Installations East-Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune (General)
8.  Date Submitted
9.  Complete all contact information
10.  Describe the documents you are requesting.  Please be as specific as possible
11.  Preview/submit
 Please email your questions to:
Requests for Verification of Housing Related to Camp Lejeune Drinking Water
  • Please complete the entire form (to include signing the request)
  • Send it to our office either by email, mail or fax for processing
  • Make sure to submit relationship supporting documentation
Note: This agency has no affiliation with the Department of Veterans Administration who processes the claims for eligibility and health benefits in connection with " Camp Lejeune: Past Water Contamination".  Further information regarding this process may be obtained at
When requesting records related to the Camp Lejeune Historic Drinking Water, please note that due to Department of the Navy Records Retention Standards, MCIEAST - Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune does not have access to or possession of Military assignment records (Orders) or Civilian employment records during the time period of 1953 to 1987.
You will need to submit a request for the Service Members Official Military Personnel Files (OMPF) to: National Personnel Records Center, 1 Archives Drive, St. Louis, MO 63138.  Information is also available at
Request for Verification of employment related to Camp Lejeune Drinking Water for both General Service (GS) and Non-Appropriated Fund (NAF, MCCS, Exchange) personnel can be made at  You may call 314-801-0850 for information.  You may also contact them by e-mail at



FOIA Frequently Asked Questions

1- How long will my request take to be processed? All request will be processed in the order they are received. Processing of FOIA requests should be completed within 20 working days. Should a request require longer processing time, you will be notified.

2- Can my request be expedited?  Requests to expedite processing must show either imminent  threat to life or physical safety or an individual or urgency to inform the public concerning actual/alleged Federal Government activity.

USMC FOIA Handbook


The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) is a Federal law that establishes the public’s right to request existing records from Federal government agencies.


Any “person” can file a FOIA request, including U.S. citizens, foreign nationals, organizations, universities, businesses, and state and local governments.


The FOIA does not require Federal Agencies to answer questions, render opinions, or provide subjective evaluations. Requesters must ask for existing records.


Ensure that somewhere on your request it states that it is a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request.

Ensure that the request is signed by the person the request is concerning. In some cases the requestor may be 3rd party, ie: insurance agency, ensure that the person in whom the request is regarding signs the request.

Describe the specific records you are requesting in enough detail so that they can be located with a reasonable amount of effort. Generally, a record is reasonably described when the description contains sufficient file-related information (type of document, title, subject area, date of creating, originator, etc.); or the request contains enough event-related information (date of circumstances surrounding the event the record covers) to permit the conduct of an organized, non-random search.

Because most Marine Corps records are not retained permanently, the more information provided, the better opportunity there is to determine if the records would still exist and where. The FOIA clearly states that records must exist at the time the request is submitted to be considered.

Ensure you state your willingness to pay all fees or those up to a specified amount or provide a justification to support a fee waiver. Agreements to pay fees are considered to be up to $250.00, unless another amount is specified. Currently we charge search, review (for commercial requestors only), and duplicated costs. (The fee schedule is provided at enclosure (3) of Secretary of the Navy Instruction 5720.42F.) If you seek a fee waiver, provide a justification for such a waiver.

Ensure a complete postal service mailing address is provided on the request in which a response to a FOIA request can be received at.

Ensure the FOIA request has been signed by the requestor.

Filing an Official Complaint

FOIA requesters who have questions concerning the processing of their requests by any USMC component within our listed Area of Responsibility should contact this Center at (910) 449-5478. If you are not satisfied with the response received from this Center, you may contact the U.S. Marine Corps FOIA Public Liaison by telephone at (703) 614-4008 or by e-mail at


Higher Headquarters FOIA Requestor Service Centers

Department of the Navy

Mailing Address:
Department of the Navy
Office of the Chief of Naval Operations FOIA/Privacy Act Office/Service Center
Attn: DNS 36
2000 Navy Pentagon
Washington, DC 20350-2000
Telephone:  (202) 685-0412
Headquarters Marine Corps
Mailing Address:
Headquarters US Marine Corps
Attn:  FOIA/PA Section (ARSF) Rm 2B289
3000 Marine Corps Pentagon
Washington, DC 20350-3000
Telephone: (703) 614-4008
Marine Corps Installations East
Mailing Address:
Commanding General
(Attn: MCIEAST Adjutant/FOIA)
PSC Box 20005
Camp Lejeune, NC 28542-0005
Telephone:  (910) 451-0600