Besides knowing where to send your FOIA request, one also needs to know the proper way to format your request so that you can obtain the maximum results. The following is an example of how to format a request.
Okay, so now you have some idea of how to frame your request, let me also include that you want to be as specific as possible as to what information you request. In my case, I'm fortunate enough to have a date, a location, and (I always save the best for last!) a Project Blue Book file number. In the case of copies of letters you might be requesting, don't forget to include the author of the letter, the recipient of the letter, and where any copies went to. Again, the more information you can provide, the better chance that your search can be narrowed down to what you are looking for. Of course, there is no guarantee that what you request can be released.
Always keep in mind that if it is in the best interest of national security, it will remain classified. Following are three examples of where you would want to send your FOIA request. All of the following are associated with the Department of Defense…
For some reason our interests are often found to be their interests too, although officially they will never say so.