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How do I reach Patrick Air Force Base?

From Orlando International Airport: 
Take State Road 528 (Beachline Expressway-toll road) east toward Cape Canaveral. Go to the end of the expressway until you reach Highway A1A and go south. The base will be about 20 miles on the right side of Hwy A1A. 

From Melbourne International Airport: 
Take US 1 north to Pineda Causeway. Go east on Pineda and follow the signs to Patrick AFB. 

From I-95/Jacksonville: 
Option 1: Take I-95 south to Exit #205 (SR 528-Beachline Expressway) east to Cape Canaveral. Take Highway A1A south. The base will be about 20 miles on the right side of Hwy A1A. Option 2: Take I-95 south to Exit #191, Wickham Road. At exit ramp, make left at light and take Wickham Road to Pineda Causeway (approximately six miles). Make left onto Pineda Causeway and follow the signs to Patrick AFB. 

What is FOIA?

What is FOIA? 
Purpose of the FOIA Program 

The public has a right to information concerning the activities of its Government. DoD policy is to conduct its activities in an open manner and provide the public with a maximum amount of accurate and timely information concerning its activities, consistent always with the legitimate public and private interests of the American people. A record requested by a member of the public who follows rules established by proper authority in the Department of Defense shall not be withheld in whole or in part unless the record is exempt from mandatory partial or total disclosure under the FOIA. As a matter of policy, DoD Components shall make discretionary disclosures of exempt records or information whenever disclosure would not foreseeably harm an interest protected by a FOIA exemption, but this policy does not create any right enforceable in court. In order that the public may have timely information concerning DoD activities, records requested through public information channels by news media representatives that would not be withheld if requested under the FOIA should be released upon request. Prompt responses to requests for information from news media representatives should be encouraged to eliminate the need for these requesters to invoke the provisions of the FOIA and thereby assist in providing timely information to the public. Similarly, requests from other members of the public for information that would not be withheld under the FOIA should continue to be honored through appropriate means without requiring the requester to invoke the FOIA. 

DoD Policy 

It is DoD policy to make records publicly available, unless the record qualifies under one or more of the nine exemptions and/or under one of the three exclusions. 

FOIA Processing Time Limits 

- Once an agency receives a correct FOIA request; it has 20 working days to make a determination on the request. 

- In unusual circumstances, an agency will request an extension from the requester in writing why it needs the extension and when it will make a determination on the request. 

- When a Component has a significant number of pending request that prevents are response determination being made within 20 working days, the requests shall be processed in a multitrack processing system, based on the date of receipt, the amount of work and time involved in processing the requests. 

FOIA Requestor Appeal Rights 

- Requestors have the right to appeal all denial decisions 
- Appeals must be submitted within 60 days of the Initial Denial Letter 
- Appeals must be sent through the office that initially denied the information 


Mr. Bruce Liniger
920 MSS/SCB 
PATRICK AFB FL 32925-3323 
DSN Phone 854-6230
DSN FAX 854-6230
COMMERCIAL FAX 321-494-4216 
E-MAIL ADDRESS foia@rescue920.patrick.af.mil 

How can I join the Air Force Reserve?

Call (321) 494-3002 to reach a local recruiter or toll free at (800) 257-1212. 

Additional information can be found at  www.afreserve.com

Who do I contact for media queries?

Direct all media queries to the 920th Rescue Wing Public Affairs office at (321) 494-0536 or 0535.

I would like to take a tour of the 920th Rescue WIng. Who do I need to contact?

Refer all tour requests to the 920th Rescue Wing Public Affairs office at (321) 494-0536.