Locating Air Force Personnel

The Air Force Locator Service

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The AF Worldwide Locator handles official and unofficial requests to locate Air Force Personnel.

The AF Worldwide Locator only has location information on individuals who are currently receiving compensation from the USAF (Active duty, Air National Guard, Reserve, Retired and Civil Service Personnel). If the individual has separated from the AF, no information is available.

Information on individuals stationed overseas or in a sensitive position will not be released. However, the locator service will forward mail to that person for up to 90 days, as long as the correct postage is on the envelope and any required fee has been paid.

Official Requests

Official requests are defined as requests received from any government agency and the Dept of Defense (DOD). All other requests are considered unofficial in nature. DoD official requests may be handled over the phone providing the requester gives their full name, rank, SSN, organization, and purpose of the request. Failure to provide ​requested information will result in non-disclosure of requested information.

Phone numbers for DOD Official Requests are:

Commercial: (210) 565-2660 or Miltary to Miltary: (DSN) 665-2660

Hours of Operation: 7:30 am - 4:30 pm (Central Standard Time), Monday through Friday, except Federal Holidays.

Federal or State Government agency request for information must be in pursuant to the Privacy Act as stated in the United States Code 552(a)(7). The request must be in writing on official letterhead and signed by a Section Chief or higher.

Law enforcement agency requests must be in writing on the appropriate letterhead.

Unofficial Requests

All unofficial requests must be in writing and fees may be applicable (Note: Parents and spouses may utilize the above phone number).

Requests must be in writing. State in your request who you are looking for along with your name, address, and telephone number. Your request constitutes consent to release this information to the member. Place this information in an unsealed envelope with a return address, postage affixed and the individual's name in the addressee portion of the envelope.

Mail all information to the Worldwide Locator.

Information Required

The following information is required to make a positive identification:

  • Full name to include a middle initial, rank (officer/enlisted/GS)
  • Social Security Number or Air Force serial number (in known)
  • Date of birth or an Air Force duty history to include the place, month and year of assignments after June 1970 (Note: The AF Locator Service does not maintain assignment information prior to June 1970, so such information cannot be used for validation purposes).


A fee of $3.50, per individual request, is required from all personnel or businesses requesting addresses on military personnel. Requests must be in writing.

The Worldwide Locator also provides a "Statement or Verification of Service." It applies to active duty AF personnel only. A fee of $5.20, per individual written request, is required.

Checks or money orders must be made payable to DAO-DE Randolph AFB TX.

Air Force Locator Address

HQ AFPC/MSIMDL 550 C. St West Ste 50 Randolph AFB TX 78150-4752

Family Emergencies

Families with emergencies should not use the above procedures. Families with emergencies should contact their local chapter of the American Red Cross. Use operator assistance if necessary, or you may also find your local Red Cross chapter telephone number by visiting www.redcross.org, then entering your zip code in the "Find Your Local Red Cross" box on the left side of the page.