The FOIA Manager operates the Delaware National Guard Reading Room which contains DoD directives, instructions, manuals, regulations and select documents that have been requested several times under the FOIA (these are called FOIA Processed (a)(2) Records). The Reading Room is open to the general public from 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday (excluding Federal holidays). Its location is in the Library located at JFHQ-DE, 250 Airport Road, New Castle, DE 19720. Although no appointments are necessary, you must call the Manager at 302-326-7030 from the front entrance phone once you arrive, in order to be escorted to the reading room.
At the Delaware National Guard homepage, you will find a multitude of information including DNG’s electronic reading room At the DNG homepage, you will also find the DoD FOIA Regulation, as well as the DNG Freedom of Information Act Annual Report. This is a detailed report which provides statistics on DNG’s FOIA program such as the number of requests received, the number granted in full, and denied. The World Wide Web address for the DNG homepage is: https://www.de.ng.mil
To access the DNG FOIA information page, click on the FOIA link at the bottom of the page
We trust this information will be helpful to you when pursuing FOIA requests with the Delaware National Guard. If you have any questions, you may call 302-326-7030 and ask for the FOIA Manager.
Sample Request Letter
New Castle, DE 19720
This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C. 552). I request that a copy of the following document(s) be provided to me: [identify the documents as specifically as possible].
In order to help you determine my status for the purpose of assessing fees, you should know that I am [insert one of the descriptions below]
a representative of the news media affiliated with the _______ newspaper (magazine, television station, etc.), and this request is made as part of news gathering and not for a commercial use.
affiliated with an educational or noncommercial scientific institution, and this request are made for a scholarly or scientific purpose and not for a commercial use.
affiliated with a private business and am seeking information for use in the company’s business.
individual seeking information for personal use and not for a commercial use.
I am willing to pay fees for this request up to a maximum of $___. If you estimate that the fees will exceed this limit, please inform me first.
[optional] I request a waiver of fees for this request because disclosure of the requested information to me is in the public interest because it is likely to contribute significantly to public understanding of the operations or activities of the DNG and is not primarily in my commercial interest. [Include details about how the requested information will be disseminated by you to the general public.]
[optional] I also include a telephone number at which I can be contacted if necessary to discuss any aspect of my request.
City, State, Zip Code
Telephone number [optional]