2015 Balikatan exercise materials (Army, Office of the Chief Information Officer)

Beryl Lipton filed this request with the U.S. Army, Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) of the United States of America.
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From: Beryl Lipton

To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:

• Initial redeployment order or equivalent action directive related to the annual Balikatan exercise to be held in April 2015 (http://www.stripes.com/news/pacific/us-more-than-doubles-troops-for-philippine-balikatan-exercise-1.338953)

• Relevant statistics on the number and rank/position of troops sent to participate in the activities

• All available training itineraries and materials

The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, and is not being made for commercial usage.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 20 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Beryl Lipton

From: Army CIO-G6 FOIA Inbox

Classification: UNCLASSIFIED
Caveats: NONE

Muckrock News:

I am forwarding this request back to your office, the Chief Information Officer CIO/G-6 is not the correct office for this FOIA request. Please contact

From: Beryl Lipton

It looks like that last communication cut off - could you please re-send it?

From: USARMY Pentagon HQDA CIO G-6 Mailbox FOIA

Classification: UNCLASSIFIED
Caveats: NONE

MUckrock News:

Sorry, The Chief Information Officer (CIO/G-6) is not the office in reference to your FOIA request.
Please redirect your FOIA to the Army Staff G/3/5/7/.

Ms. Woodson, FOIA Office
CIO/G-6

From: USARMY Pentagon HQDA CIO G-6 Mailbox FOIA

Classification: UNCLASSIFIED
Caveats: NONE

The Chief Information Officer (CIO/G-6) is not the office in reference to your FOIA request.

Ms. Woodson, FOIA Office
CIO/G-6

From: Beryl Lipton

Hello Ms. Woodson,

Thank you very much for your direction. I will forward this appropriately.

Best,
Beryl

From: MuckRock

Hello,

This FOIA request is being forwarded to your office for processing. Acknowledgement of receipt and an estimated date of completion would be appreciated.

Thank you.

From: Donahue, Stephen M CTR (US)

Classification: UNCLASSIFIED
Caveats: NONE

Dear Mr. Lipton,

The US Army Pacific G6 FOIA office is in receipt of your FOIA request dated
9 April 2015 (Control #: FP-15-016340/Activity Control #: FA-15-0004).
We will begin processing your request and will reply as soon as possible.
The current completion date is currently estimated to be on or about 15 May
2015.

I will keep you advised as to the progress of your request.

V/R,
Stephen Donahue

Stephen Donahue
Contractor, ESP Inc.
USARPAC G62, PP&P
Project Coordinator
☎: 808-438-0197
stephen.m.donahue2.ctr@mail.mil
stephen.m.donahue2.ctr@mail.smil.mil
s-donahue@us.army.mil

Classification: UNCLASSIFIED
Caveats: NONE

From: USARMY JB L-E TRADOC Mailbox TRADOC ATIM

CLASSIFICATION: UNCLASSIFIED

Ms. Lipton,

TRADOC is not the office of record for the requested 2015 Balikatan exercise materials. It has been determined through the Army Times article link you provided that the U.S. Army Pacific Command (PACOM) would be the office of record. Your request was assigned control number 15-0160, referred to PACOM, and is administratively closed.

Mailing Address:
US PACIFIC COMMAND
ATTN: J06 FOIA
BOX 64022
CAMP H.M. SMITH HI 96861- 4022
Email: pacom.foia.fct@pacom.mil
Fax: (808) 477-6685

From: Overton, Donald C Jr CW3 USARMY USARPAC (US)

To Whom It May Concern,

I and CW3 Donald Overton one of the U.S. Army Pacific (USARPAC) Freedom of
Information Act (FOIA) officers. I have been going thru the Army FOIA
database and I noticed this old case that was referred to USARAPC from
another Command. For a period of time there was a lapse in FOIA coverage,
but I am now assigned those duties.

Within the case posted on the database there is not much information there
and no attachments for any formal request that may have been submitted. If
this is still a valid request and you did not receive responsive documents
of any information stating that there were no responsive documents please
resend the request to me.
Regards,

Donald C. Overton Jr.
CW3, SC 
USARPAC G62 (Programs, Policy & Projects)
Comm: 808-438-3181
DSN: 315-438-3181

(N) donald.c.overton4.mil@mail.mil
(S) donald.c.overton4.mil@mail.smil.mil

From: MuckRock

Hello Mr. Overton,

Thanks so much for your help and your letter. I never did receive a response to this request. I've copied the initial FOIA below.

I hope you have a lovely evening, and, again, I really appreciate you following up.

Best wishes,
Beryl

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To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:

• Initial redeployment order or equivalent action directive related to the annual Balikatan exercise to be held in April 2015 (http://www.stripes.com/news/pacific/us-more-than-doubles-troops-for-philippine-balikatan-exercise-1.338953)

• Relevant statistics on the number and rank/position of troops sent to participate in the activities

• All available training itineraries and materials

The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, and is not being made for commercial usage.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 20 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Beryl Lipton

From: MuckRock

Hello Mr. Overton,

I actually found another request that was initially submitted to the Navy and then forwarded to your office. It had been assigned 2015-F-61. Could you please confirm that this request is identical and completed?

Thanks so much!
Beryl

From: Overton, Donald C Jr CW3 USARMY USARPAC (US)

Good Day Beryl,

Just to follow up, the information that you provided below was not entered into the DA FOIA database. The case has been administratively closed. Looking at what is uploaded, I cannot tell what was forwarded and/or completed. I can open/re-open the case with the information provided and push it to the correct entities if that is your desire; please advise.

I definitely apologize for any confusion. There was a lapse in FOIA personnel coverage here in U.S. Army Pacific Command and the case was not properly tended to.
Regards,

Donald C. Overton Jr.
CW3, SC
USARPAC G62 (Programs, Policy & Projects)
Comm: 808-438-3181
DSN: 315-438-3181

(N) donald.c.overton4.mil@mail.mil
(S) donald.c.overton4.mil@mail.smil.mil

From: Overton, Donald C Jr CW3 USARMY USARPAC (US)

I forgot to relay, the control number that I have associated with this FOIA request is FP-15-016340.
Regards,

Donald C. Overton Jr.
CW3, SC
USARPAC G62 (Programs, Policy & Projects)
Comm: 808-438-3181
DSN: 315-438-3181

(N) donald.c.overton4.mil@mail.mil
(S) donald.c.overton4.mil@mail.smil.mil

From: MuckRock

Hello Mr. Overton,

Thank you so much for your help! I've attached the response letter I received regarding another version of this request; that version was initially submitted to the Navy and then forwarded to your office, I believe. However, if this is incorrect or if there may be more materials available, I would greatly appreciate continued processing of this request.

Thanks so much for following up on this. That was really great of you.

Have a lovely evening,
Beryl

From: Overton, Donald C Jr CW3 USARMY USARPAC (US)

Ms. Lipton,

If this is the case, did you get the one document mentioned in the report? PACOM is our higher headquarters here in the Pacific and we would defer to their decision on the request. As it is written, I would take this as being a completed/fulfilled request pending any of your follow-on/appeal actions.
Regards,

Donald C. Overton Jr.
CW3, SC
USARPAC G62 (Programs, Policy & Projects)
Comm: 808-438-3181
DSN: 315-438-3181

(N) donald.c.overton4.mil@mail.mil
(S) donald.c.overton4.mil@mail.smil.mil

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