2015 Balikatan exercise materials (Marines - United States Marine Corps, USMC)

Beryl Lipton filed this request with the Marines - United States Marine Corps, USMC of the United States of America.
Tracking # DON-USMC-2015-005165
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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: hqmcfoia@usmc.mil

This message is to confirm your request submission to the FOIAonline application: View Request. Request information is as follows: (https://foiaonline.regulations.gov:443/foia/action/public/view/request?objectId=090004d2806852f2)
* Tracking Number: DON-USMC-2015-005165
* Requester Name: Beryl Lipton
* Date Submitted: 04/09/2015
* Request Status: Submitted
* Description:
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/usmore- 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.

From: Howell MSgt Leonardo A

Good afternoon:

The Office of Staff Judge Advocate, III Marine Expeditionary Force received your FOIA request on 15 April 2015.

Your request will be processed within 20 working days. If for any reason we cannot meet this timeline, you will be notified well in advance.

V/r,
L. A. Howell
MSgt, USMC
Legal Services Chief
III Marine Expeditionary Force
Okinawa, Japan
Unit 35601
FPO AP 96606-5601
DSN: (315) 622-7604/9429
COMM: (011) (81) 611-722-7604/9429

"A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty." -- Sir Winston Churchill.

From: Howell MSgt Leonardo A

Good morning,

Please find attached the response to your FOIA request.

V/r,
L. A. Howell
MSgt, USMC
Legal Services Chief
III Marine Expeditionary Force
Okinawa, Japan
Unit 35601
FPO AP 96606-5601
DSN: (315) 622-7604/9429
COMM: (011) (81) 611-722-7604/9429

"A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty." -- Sir Winston Churchill.

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