Who Are You Looking For?
Are you looking for a career field buddy from your past? If you are a registered member of this website, you might find who you’re looking for in our list of registered members. Just click on the “Search for Members” menu at the top of the page and input the person’s first or last name (not both names) and view the list. If the person is not there, then take a look at the list of “Members Who Are Not Online” under “Search for Members”. If your lost Personal Equipment, Survival Equipment, Life Support or Flight Equipment buddy isn’t on either list then consider adding him or her to our list of people we are searching for.
If you or anyone you know have any information on the whereabouts of any of the individuals listed below, please let us know. Perhaps with the help of the troops at HQ AFPC some of these people can be found.
The military keeps track of folks who are currently receiving military pay. That means they know the location of individuals who are currently on active duty, in the National Guard and Reserves, and those who are retired from the military. If you’re looking for someone who spent a few years in the military, and then separated, the military is not going to know where they are.
Even if the people you are looking for are currently on active duty, in the Guard or Reserves, or are retired, whether or not the military will release information they do have on file is dependent upon the circumstances. For example, the military generally does not release information about individuals who are deployed.
So, what can you do to locate current or former members of the U.S. Air Force?
If the person you’re trying to find is currently on active duty, and you know their rank, name, and where they are stationed, finding them is pretty easy. Every military base has a “base locator.” You can usually locate the military member you’re looking for with a simple phone call.
To contact the base locator, call long distance information, and ask them to connect you to the base operator for the military base where the member is stationed.
When the base operator comes on the line, ask to be connected to the base locator. The base locator can give you the duty phone number and duty address of any active duty person stationed on that base. Unless the individual has asked to keep the information private, the locator can also give you their home phone number and home address.
If you don’t know where the member is stationed, you’ll need to contact the Air Force World-Wide Locator at the Air Force Personnel Headquarters in Texas. It handles requests for Air Force active duty, Air Force reserves, the Air National Guard, and retired Air Force members. There are two types of requests: official requests and unofficial requests. Official requests are defined as requests received from any government agency and the Department of Defense. All other requests are considered unofficial. All unofficial requests must be made in writing.
In order for the Air Force to properly locate the correct individual, your request must contain as much of the following information as possible:
- Full name to include a middle initial,
- Social Security number
- Date of birth
- Any known assignment information (places/dates)
A fee of $3.50, per individual request, is required for all unofficial requests. The fee must be paid by check or money order made out to “DAO-DE RAFB.” Requestors who are on active duty, National Guard, Reserves, or military retired are exempt from paying the fee.
Your written request needs to include your name, address, and phone number. Put your written request in an unsealed envelope with a return address, proper postage affixed and the individual’s (the person you’re looking for) name in the addressee portion of the envelope. Place this envelope in a larger envelope with your check or money and mail to the locator address at:
HQ AFPC/DPDXIDL, 550 C St West Ste 50 Randolph AFB, TX 78150-4752
Please note that your request constitutes permission for the Air Force to release your name, phone number, and address to the military member.