April 6, 2017 CH-53E Hard Landing

Jason Paladino filed this request with the US Navy Judge Advocate General of the United States of America.
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From: Jason Paladino

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Dear Sir or Madam,

I am a journalist working for the Investigative Reporting Program (henceforth “IRP”), a nonprofit news organization associated with University of California, Berkeley. I am requesting records under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act. 5 U.S.C.§ 552.

I request reports and investigatory materials (HAZREP or JAGMAN) into the hard landing that occurred on April 6, 2017 in Yuma, Arizona. Here is a link to more information: https://www.marinecorpstimes.com/articles/marine-helicopter-crashes-in-arizona

IRP is both a news organization and educational institution. Under 5 U.S.C. § 552(a)(4)(A)(iii), I am entitled to a fee waiver on the grounds that disclosure of the information sought is in the public interest because it is likely to contribute significantly to public understanding of the operations or activities of the government and is not primarily in the commercial interest of the requester.

Further, in the interests of saving taxpayer funds, I would request that all data and documents be communicated electronically.

If specific portions of any documents are exempt from disclosure, please provide the non-exempt portions and please provide a statutory reason as to why those records are exempt.

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

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,

Jason Paladino

From: Dronberger, Hal H OJAG Code 15

This is to acknowledge the receipt of your FOIA request. Because this incident just occurred, we have no investigation. We have forwarded your request to the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, MCAS Miramar, CA and the Navy Safety Center.

All the best,
H.H. Dronberger
Director
Claims and Tort Litigation (Code 15)
Office of the Judge Advocate General
202 685-4627
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From: Dronberger, Hal H OJAG Code 15

Once the request was forwarded to the appropriate entity we no longer track these requests. To obtain a status update on your request, you should contact the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, MCAS Miramar, CA and the Navy Safety Center.

H.H. Dronberger
Director
Claims and Tort Litigation (Code 15)
Office of the Judge Advocate General
202 685-4627
Mailing address:
Office of the Judge Advocate General
1322 Patterson Ave., SE, Suite 3000
Washington Navy Yard, DC 20374-5066
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From: Patel, Ragini CIV OJAG, Code 15

Good morning,

Thank you for your email request, unfortunately (if an investigation was conducted) the command would have it. The Command has a min. of 2 yrs retention and disposition timeline before sending us the final to be stored at our long term records center. Hope this helps, thank you.

V/r,
Ms. Ragini Patel
Government Information Specialist (FOIA)
Claims & Tort Litigation (Code 15)
Office of the Judge Advocate General
1322 Patterson Ave. SE; Suite 3000
Washington Navy Yard, DC 20374-5066
☎: 202-685-5448 (DSN 325)
Fax: 202-685-5484
Ragini.patel@navy.mil

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