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Marine Corps Installations West

Freedom of Information Act
Each federal agency is responsible for meeting its FOIA responsibilities for its own records. This site is designed to familiarize you with the specific procedures for making a request for records controlled by the U.S. Marine Corps.

The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA),
5 United States Code (USC) 552, allows an individual (regardless of nationality), a private organization or company, or a local, state, or foreign government to seek access to Executive Branch agency records, such as those held by the U.S. Marine Corps.

All agencies of the U.S. Government are required to disclose records upon receiving a written request, except those records that are protected from disclosure pursuant to nine exemptions and three exclusions. The FOIA applies only to federal agencies and does not create a right of access to records held by Congress, the courts, or by state or local government agencies. Any requests for state or local government records should be directed to the appropriate state or local government agency.

As a component of the Department of the Navy,
Secretary of the Navy Instruction 5720.42F, Department of the Navy Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Program (SECNAVINST 5720.42F), governs the Marine Corps FOIA program. SECNAVINST 5720.42F is codified at 32 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 701.

The MCIWEST-MCB CAMPEN FOIA OFFICE is a location where a FOIA requester can submit a request pertaining to MCIWEST-MCB CAMPEN.

What governs FOIA? As a component of the Department of the Navy, Secretary of the Navy Instruction 5720.42F,
http://foia.navy.mil/secnavinst.asp Department of the Navy Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Program, governs the Marine Corps FOIA program and is codified at 32 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), part 701.



How to submit a FOIA request

MCIWEST-MCB CAMPEN FOIA Request Form

Step 1: Preparing Your Request 

Step 2: Submitting Your Request

Step 3: Processing Your Request



MARINE CORPS INSTALLATIONS WEST - MARINE CORPS BASE, CAMP PENDLETON 
Contact Information   
   
 Mailing Address:  Telephone number:
 COMMANDING GENERAL  (760) 725-6253
 MCIWEST-MCB CAMPEN  
 ATTN: FOIA COORDINATOR  Fax:
 BOX 555010  (760) 725-0532
 CAMP PENDLETON, CA 92055-5010  
   Email:
 mciw_mcbcpen_rqsvctr@usmc.mil

Areas of Responsibility

Marine Corps Air Station Miramar

Marine Corps Logistics Base Barstow

Marine Corps Air Station Yuma
 



FOIA Q&A

USMC FOIA Handbook


WHAT IS 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.

WHO CAN FILE A FOIA REQUEST?

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

ARE QUESTIONS ANSWERED UNDER THE FOIA?

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

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 (760) 725-6253. 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 smbusmcpublicliaison@usmc.mil.

MCIWEST - MCB CAMPEN FOIA PROGRAM OFFICES
MARINE CORPS AIR STATION MIRAMAR
(FOIA Release Authority and Initial Denial Authority)

FOIA Coordinator
Tel: (858) 577-9131
Fax: (858) 577-1734

Mailing Address:
Marine Corps Air Station Miramar
Office of the Staff Judge Advocate
Attn: FOIA Coordinator
PO BOX 452001
San Diego, CA 92145

Click
here to connect to MCAS Miramar FOIA website.


MARINE CORPS LOGISTICS BASE BARSTOW
(FOIA Release Authority and Initial Denial Authority)

FOIA Coordinator
Tel: (760) 577-6748
Fax: (760) 577-6772

Mailing Address:
Commanding Officer
Attn: Office of the Staff Judge Advocate
FOIA Coordinator
PO BOX 110120
Barstow, CA 92311


MARINE CORPS AIR STATION YUMA
(FOIA Release Authority and Initial Denial Authority)

FOIA Coordinator
Tel: (928) 269-3433
Fax: (928) 269-2812

Mailing Address:
Commanding Officer
Attn: Joint Law Center/FOIA
PO BOX 99126
Yuma, AZ 85369-9126

Click 
here to connect to MCAS Yuma FOIA website.
FOIA Higher Headquarters Commands
MARINE CORPS INSTALLATIONS COMMAND
(FOIA Release Authority and Initial Denial Authority)

FOIA Coordinator Telephone: (571) 256-2842
Fax: (703) 697-7299

Email:
FOIA Coordinator Marine Corps Installations Command

Mailing Address:
Commander
Marine Corps Installations Command
Attn:  FOIA Coordinator
3000 Marine Corps Pentagon, Room 2D153A
Washington, DC 20350-3000

Click 
here to be connected to the Marine Corps Installations Command website.


U.S. MARINE CORPS FOIA PROGRAM OFFICE (ARSF)
(FOIA Release Authority and Initial Denial Authority)

Telephone: (703) 614-4008
Fax: (703) 614-6287

Email:
smb.hqmc.foia@usmc.mil

Mailing Address:
Commandant of the Marine Corps
Headquarters U.S. Marine Corps (ARSF)
3000 Marine Corps Pentagon, Room 2B289
Washington, DC 20350-3000

Click 
here to be connected to Headquarters USMC FOIA website.