Hometown News Release Background Data File (September 01, 1999, 64 FR 47777)
Headquarters Air Force News Agency, 203 Norton Street, Kelly Air Force Base, TX 78241-6105. Subsystems of the main system may be located at the Public Affairs Office at the Army/Air Force Base, Army/Air National Guard or Army/Air Force Reserve or similar installation to which an individual is assigned.
CATEGORIES OF INDIVIDUALS COVERED BY THE SYSTEM:
All Army/Air Force active duty military personnel, Army/Air Force Reserve Army/Air National Guard personnel recently selected for promotion, reassigned, awarded a medal or decoration, or who otherwise participated in a newsworthy event. Under certain categories, DoD civilians are also authorized to participate.
CATEGORIES OF RECORDS IN THE SYSTEM:
Biographical information including, but not necessarily limited to name, Social Security Number, current grade, marital status, local address, name and address of parents or guardians, educational background and military history, photographs. Information is usually, but not necessarily, contained in an Information for Hometown News Release Form, DD form 2266, or similar form.
AUTHORITY FOR MAINTENANCE OF THE SYSTEM:
10 U.S.C. 8013, Secretary of the Air Force, and 8034, and E.O. 9397 (SSN).
Preparation of news releases for distribution to newspapers and broadcast stations throughout the United States.
ROUTINE USES OF RECORDS MAINTAINED IN THE SYSTEM, INCLUDING CATEGORIES OF USERS AND THE PURPOSES OF SUCH USES:
In addition to those disclosures generally permitted under 5 U.S.C. 552a(b) of the Privacy Act, these records or information contained therein may specifically be disclosed outside the DoD as a routine use pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552a(b)(3) as follows:
Information from this system of records may be disclosed to the media as part of a news release.
The DoD 'Blanket Routine Uses' published at the beginning of the Air Force's compilation of systems of records notices apply to this system.
POLICIES AND PRACTICES FOR STORING, RETRIEVING, ACCESSING, RETAINING, AND DISPOSING OF RECORDS IN THE SYSTEM:
Maintained in file folders and visible file binders/cabinets, as well as on computers and computer output products.
Retrieved by name and Social Security Number within date of release.
Records are accessed by person(s) responsible for servicing the record system in performance of their official duties, and by authorized personnel who are properly screened and cleared for need-to-know. Records are stored in locked cabinets and rooms. Those in computer storage devices are protected by computer system software.
RETENTION AND DISPOSAL:
Disposition pending. No records will be destroyed until authorization is granted from the National Archives and Records Administration. All records will be retained until approval is granted.
SYSTEM MANAGER(S) AND ADDRESS:
Chief, Print Division, Army and Air Force Hometown News Service, Kelly Air Force Base, TX 78241-6105.
Individual seeking to determine whether this system of records contains information about themselves should address written requests to or visit the Print Division, Army and Air Force Hometown News Service, 203 Norton Street, Kelly Air Force Base, TX 78241-6105. Inquiries about a subsystem should be addressed to the Public Affairs Officer at the base or installation of the individual's assignment. Official mailing addresses are published as an appendix to the Air Force's compilation of systems of records.
RECORD ACCESS PROCEDURES:
Individuals seeking access to records about themselves contained in this system of records should address written inquiries to or visit the Print Division, Army and Air Force Hometown News Service, 203 Norton Street, Kelly Air Force Base, TX 78241-6105 or the installation Public Affairs Officer. Official mailing addresses are published as an appendix to the Air Force's compilation of systems of records.
CONTESTING RECORD PROCEDURES:
The Air Force rules for accessing records and contesting contents and appealing initial determinations are published in Air Force Instruction 37-132, 32 CFR part 806b, or maybe obtained from the system manager.
RECORD SOURCE CATEGORIES:
Information obtained from the individual.
EXEMPTIONS CLAIMED FOR THE SYSTEM:
FEDERAL REGISTER HISTORY: