Budd Hopkins (USAF)

Jason Smathers filed this request with the Air Force of the United States of America.
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From: Jason Smathers

To Whom It May Concern:

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

All records on, about, mentioning or concerning Budd Hopkins or the orginization he founded called Intruders Foundation.
You may use the following items to help with your search:
Intruders Foundation
PO Box 30233
New York, NY 10011
Tel (212) 645-5278
Fax (212) 352-1778
Budd Hopkins, Executive Director
www.intrudersfoundation.org

Budd Hopkins was born on June 15, 1931 and died on August 21, 2011. Proof of death can be verified in the New York Times or their online story here: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/25/arts/design/budd-hopkins-abstract-artist-and-ufo-author-dies-at-80.html

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not 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,

Jason Smathers

From: "Beasley, Janet CIV USAF HAF/IMIO" <Janet.Beasley@pentagon.af.mil>

Mr. Smathers

For future requests please send to haf.foia@pentagon.af.mil only.

This is a interim response to your 9 September, 2011, Freedom of Information Act request for a copy of all records on, about, mentioning or concerning Budd Hopkins or the organization he founded called Intruders Foundation.

We are processing your request; however, it is important that you clarify what exactly you are seeking. (1) Please provide information regarding Mr. Budd Hopkins' affiliation with the Air Force. (2) Provide a location where this information can be located (3) What is the time frame of Mr. Hopkins' affiliation with the Air Force. (3) Please provide any other information that would facilitate the search for records you seek.

Identification of the record(s) desired is the responsibility of the member of the public who requests a record. The requester must provide a description of the desired record(s) that enables the Air Force to locate the record with a reasonable amount of effort. If we do not receive a response from you by 27 September 2011, we will consider this matter closed.

When responding, please refer to case #2011-06801-F. Please direct your questions to the undersigned at (703) 614-3025 or via email janet.beasley@pentagon.af.mil.

V/r


//SIGNED//

JANET F. BEASLEY
HAF FOIA Disclosure Officer/Paralegal
Headquarters Air Force Information Office (HAF/IMIO)
DSN: 224-3025
Commercial: 703-614-3025
Janet.beasley@pentagon.af.mil

This electronic transmission may contain FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY

(FOUO)information that must be protected under the Privacy Act of 1974 (see

AFI33-332). Do not release outside of DoD channels without the consent of

the originator's office. If you received this message in error, please

notify the sender by reply e-mail and delete all copies of the message.

From: Jason Smathers

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Aug. 27, 2011. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: Jason Smathers

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Aug. 27, 2011. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: "Beasley, Janet CIV USAF HAF/IMIO" <Janet.Beasley@pentagon.af.mil>

Mr. Smathers

On 13 September 2011, I sent you an email requesting a clarification of information regarding Mr. Bud Hopkins. I requested: (1) Please provide information regarding Mr. Budd Hopkins' affiliation with the Air Force. (2) Provide a location where this information can be located (3) What is the time frame of Mr. Hopkins' affiliation with the Air Force. (3) Please provide any other information that would facilitate the search for records you seek. If we do not receive a response from you by 27 September 2011, we will consider this matter closed.

I did not received the information requested by 27 September 2011, therefore, closed the case. If you would like to submit a new request, you may do so by sending it to haf.foia@pentagon.af.mil. Just a reminder, if you are submitting a request you must reasonably describe the information you seek so this office could know where to look and what to look for.

Janet

-----Original Message-----
From: requests@muckrock.com [mailto:requests@muckrock.com]
Sent: Tuesday, November 29, 2011 8:31 AM
To: Beasley, Janet CIV USAF HAF/IMIO
Subject: Follow up to Freedom of Information Request: Budd Hopkins (USAF)

November 29, 2011
Air Force
Air Force
John Espinal/Della Macias
HAF/IMIO (FOIA)
1000 Air Force Pentagon
Washington, D.C. 20330-1000

This is a follow up to a previous request:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Aug. 27, 2011. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

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On Nov. 29, 2011:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Aug. 27, 2011. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

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On Sept. 13, 2011:

Mr. Smathers

For future requests please send to haf.foia@pentagon.af.mil only.

This is a interim response to your 9 September, 2011, Freedom of Information Act request for a copy of all records on, about, mentioning or concerning Budd Hopkins or the organization he founded called Intruders Foundation.

We are processing your request; however, it is important that you clarify what exactly you are seeking. (1) Please provide information regarding Mr. Budd Hopkins' affiliation with the Air Force. (2) Provide a location where this information can be located (3) What is the time frame of Mr. Hopkins' affiliation with the Air Force. (3) Please provide any other information that would facilitate the search for records you seek.

Identification of the record(s) desired is the responsibility of the member of the public who requests a record. The requester must provide a description of the desired record(s) that enables the Air Force to locate the record with a reasonable amount of effort. If we do not receive a response from you by 27 September 2011, we will consider this matter closed.

When responding, please refer to case #2011-06801-F. Please direct your questions to the undersigned at (703) 614-3025 or via email janet.beasley@pentagon.af.mil.

V/r


//SIGNED//

JANET F. BEASLEY
HAF FOIA Disclosure Officer/Paralegal
Headquarters Air Force Information Office (HAF/IMIO)
DSN: 224-3025
Commercial: 703-614-3025
Janet.beasley@pentagon.af.mil

This electronic transmission may contain FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY

(FOUO)information that must be protected under the Privacy Act of 1974 (see

AFI33-332). Do not release outside of DoD channels without the consent of

the originator's office. If you received this message in error, please

notify the sender by reply e-mail and delete all copies of the message.

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On Aug. 27, 2011:

To Whom It May Concern:

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

All records on, about, mentioning or concerning Budd Hopkins or the orginization he founded called Intruders Foundation.
You may use the following items to help with your search:
Intruders Foundation
PO Box 30233
New York, NY 10011
Tel (212) 645-5278
Fax (212) 352-1778
Budd Hopkins, Executive Director
www.intrudersfoundation.org

Budd Hopkins was born on June 15, 1931 and died on August 21, 2011. Proof of death can be verified in the New York Times or their online story here: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/25/arts/design/budd-hopkins-abstract-artist-and-ufo-author-dies-at-80.html

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not 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,

Jason Smathers

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