Armed Forces Epidemiological Board Recommendations

Remington Nevin filed this request with the Defense Health Agency of the United States of America.
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2018-038

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From: Remington Nevin

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Copies of all recommendations produced since 1949 by the Armed Forces Epidemiological Board (AFEB) that are in the possession of the Defence Health Board, Defense Health Agency. According to a recent publication by Defence Health Board staff members (Anderson G, Althoff J. Defense Health Board Celebrates Its 10th Anniversary. Mil Med. 2017 Nov;182(11):1745), "The Defence Health Board's long and rich history of advising military health can be traced back to... the Armed Forces Epidemiological Board (1949)".

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.

Sincerely,

Remington Nevin

From: Defense Health Agency

Good afternoon,
Please provide your full name, address, and phone number so we can process your request.

Very respectfully,

Dara Nodell
FOIA Analyst
AITHERAS
Privacy and Civil Liberties Office
7700 Arlington Blvd
Falls Church, Va 22042-5105
703-275-6015

From: Remington Nevin

Dear Ms. Nodell,

Thank you for responding to my request dated November 6, 2017, for "Copies of all recommendations produced since 1949 by the Armed Forces Epidemiological Board (AFEB) that are in the possession of the Defence Health Board, Defense Health Agency"

Please respond to the email address associated with this request, and please coordinate any telephone inquiries by email. I will ensure timely response to any inquiries sent by email.

Sincerely,

Dr. Remington Nevin

From: Defense Health Agency

We cannot work on your request without your name, phone number or address. Please provide them so we can process your request.

Very respectfully,

Dara Nodell
FOIA Analyst
AITHERAS
Privacy and Civil Liberties Office
7700 Arlington Blvd
Falls Church, Va 22042-5105
703-275-6015

From: Caitlin Russell

Hello,
This request is being filed by Remington Nevin. His phone number is 410-428-6991, and any United States Postal Service correspondence can be sent to:
MuckRock
Dept. 45594
411A Highland Ave.
Somerville, MA
02144

Please let me know if you need any more information.

Best,
Caitlin Russell

From: Defense Health Agency

Good afternoon,
Please see the attached FOIA 2018-038 Acknowledgement Letter, per your FOIA request.

Very respectfully,

Dara Nodell
FOIA Analyst
AITHERAS
Privacy and Civil Liberties Office
7700 Arlington Blvd
Falls Church, Va 22042-5105
703-275-6015

From: Defense Health Agency

Good morning,
We are still awaiting your responsive documents.

Very respectfully,

Dara Nodell
FOIA Analyst
AITHERAS
Privacy and Civil Liberties Office
7700 Arlington Blvd
Falls Church, Va 22042-5105
703-275-6015

From: Defense Health Agency

Good Afternoon,

After further research and learning that the Defense Health Board does not own the records your seek, we will be transferring your request to NARA. An official transfer memo will be sent to you later today.

Respectfully,
DHA FOIA Service Center
Email: DHA.FOIA@mail.mil
Defense Health Agency
Privacy & Civil Liberties Office

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From: Defense Health Agency

Greetings,

This correspondence serves as the official response to your FOIA request with Control ID #2018-038. Please refer to the attached memo for additional guidance and/or instructions.

Respectfully,
DHA FOIA Service Center
Email: DHA.FOIA@mail.mil
Defense Health Agency
Privacy & Civil Liberties Office

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From: Defense Health Agency

An interim response, stating the request is being processed.

From: Defense Health Agency

Dear Mr. Nevin,

We received your Freedom of Information Act/Privacy Act request, dated
November 6, 2017, from the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense
Health Affairs on March 16, 2018.

Because you have requested access to historically permanent federal
records, we have forwarded your FOIA request to our Office of Research
Services, Special Access and FOIA staff, for further review and handling. As
a result, you will be assigned a tracking number by that office.

If you would like to follow up with that office directly, please contact
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Sincerely,

Jodi L. Foor

Deputy Freedom of Information Act Officer/Archivist

National Archives and Records Administration

Office of General Counsel

College Park, MD

301-837-2099

Jodi.Foor@nara.gov

From: Defense Health Agency

April 3, 2018

Mr. Remington Nevin
MuckRock News
DEPT MR 45594
411A Highland Ave
Somerville, MA 02144-2516

Dear Mr. Nevin:

This is in reply to your Freedom of Information Act request, dated November
6, 2017 for records relating to recommendations produced since 1949 by the
Armed Forces Epidemiological Board. Your request was received in this
office on March 20, 2018 with the assigned FOIA case number RD 56515.

The Textual Reference Archives II Branch (RDT2) has custody of the Records
of Interservice Agencies (Record Group 334). Within Record Group 334, Entry
UD-09D 1 – Administrative Records, Entry UD-09D 2 – Meeting Minutes, Entry
UD-09D 4, General Files, and Entry UD-09D 5 - Historical Files, contain
records relating to Armed Forces Epidemiological Board recommendations.

The materials you are requesting are already open for public viewing in our
research room at the National Archives in College Park, MD, located at 8601
Adelphi Road, College Park, MD. Since there are no access restrictions on
these documents, there is no need to file a Freedom of Information Act
request with the National Archives. If you have further questions regarding
these records please email the Textual Reference Archives II Branch (RDT2)
at archives2reference@nara.gov.

We will be pleased to make the finding aids to our records available to you
or your representative in our research room at the National Archives in
College Park, MD. The Textual Reference Archives II Branch (RDT2) is
located at 8601 Adelphi Road, College Park, MD, near the University of
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Sincerely,

SUZANNE ZOUMBARIS
Textual Reference Archives II Branch (RDT2)
National Archives at College Park, MD

RDT2 18-28582

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