Air Force - Known Side Effects to AC-130 Flight Crew Health

E A filed this request with the Air Force of the United States of America.
Due June 2, 2017
Est. Completion None
Awaiting Response


From: Erik Abderhalden

To Whom It May Concern:

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

I hereby request copies of records that pertain to the AC-130 aircraft, and all of its models (i.e. AC-130H), which mention possible side effects to the pilots' and crew members' health on the aircraft. These side effects include, but are not limited to, impotence, testicular stones, and cancer.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, 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.


Erik Abderhalden

From: Air Force

Mr. Abderhalden,

Do you have any information about who in the AF is processing this case; eg., name of office, name of Action Officer, a case number, or have you received any correspondence from the AF--if so, from whom? This information will help us to try to assist you. Please respond by 25 July 2018 or we will consider this issue withdrawn.

Thank you,
HAF FOIA Administration Section

From: E A

Sorry for the late reply. No - I have not received any contact from the AF until now. Given the length of time it took to elicit a response from the AF from my initial submission, I think a one week response window is not justified. Can we continue to pursue processing this request please?


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