COVID-19 (USPACOM - US Pacific Command)

George Johnston filed this request with the USPACOM - US Pacific Command of the United States of America.
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From: George Johnston


To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

Any and all documents generated related to the origins of COVID-19 (coronavirus) for March 2020 and April 2020.

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,

George Johnston

From: USPACOM - US Pacific Command

NOTICE: Due to circumstances relating to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), our staff has been directed to 100% telework. As a result, we are experiencing processing delays and may not be able to respond to requests as usual. However, please know that we are continuing efforts to process requests as quickly and diligently as possible. We appreciate your patience with us as we work through this and apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Dear Mr. Johnston,

This is in reference to your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request dated April 17, 2020, which is attached for your reference. We received your request via electronic mail on April 20, 2020 and assigned it USINDOPACOM Request Identification (ID) Number 2020-F-064. For tracking purposes, we ask that you reference this ID number when communicating with our office about your request.

Your request has been placed in our queue and it will be processed chronologically on a first-in, first-out basis. Our office will conduct an initial review of your request and will forward it to the appropriate office likely to have the type of information you are seeking to obtain. After a search of our agency records is complete, we will conduct an assessment and respond directly to you with our final determination. The actual processing time of your request will depend on its complexity, sensitivity, volume, and/or the need for consultation with other components/ agencies. Nevertheless, be assured your request is being processed diligently as possible and you may expect to receive a substantive response once all processing is complete.

Should you have any questions concerning the administrative processing of your request, please send them to our organizational mailbox at pacom.foia.fct@pacom.mil.

Sincerely,

Mr. HOMER KELIIWAIWAIOLE
Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Officer
HQ, U.S. Indo-Pacific Command, J06 FOIA
Camp Smith, Hawaii
pacom.foia.fct@pacom.mil<mailto:pacom.foia.fct@pacom.mil> INDOPCOM FOIA Mailbox

From: USPACOM - US Pacific Command

Dear Mr. Johnston,

Due to circumstances relating to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), more time is required to process your request. Thank you for your understanding.

Sincerely,

Mr. HOMER KELIIWAIWAIOLE

Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Officer

HQ, U.S. Indo-Pacific Command, J06 FOIA

Camp Smith, Hawaii

pacom.foia.fct@pacom.mil<mailto:pacom.foia.fct@pacom.mil> INDOPCOM FOIA Mailbox

808.477.9147 Office

CAUTION: The information contained in this email and any accompanying attachments may contain Freedom of Information Act protected information, including attorney-client or attorney work product privileged information. This information may not be released outside of the Department of Defense without prior authorization from the Freedom of Information Act Office (J06 FOIA), United States Indo-Pacific Command. If you are not the intended recipient of this information, any disclosure, copying, distribution, or the taking of any action in reliance on this information is prohibited. If you received this email in error, please notify this office immediately by return email (see 5 U.S.C. § 552).

From: USPACOM - US Pacific Command

Dear Mr. Johnston,

Thank you for contacting us. I will review your request and provide you with a more substantive response as soon as possible. I appreciate your understanding and do apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Sincerely,

Mr. HOMER KELIIWAIWAIOLE

Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Officer

HQ, U.S. Indo-Pacific Command, J06 FOIA

Camp Smith, Hawaii

pacom.foia.fct@pacom.mil<mailto:pacom.foia.fct@pacom.mil> INDOPCOM FOIA Mailbox

808.477.7774 Office

CAUTION: The information contained in this email and any accompanying attachments may contain Freedom of Information Act protected information, including attorney-client or attorney work product privileged information. This information may not be released outside of the Department of Defense without prior authorization from the Freedom of Information Act Office (J06 FOIA), United States Indo-Pacific Command. If you are not the intended recipient of this information, any disclosure, copying, distribution, or the taking of any action in reliance on this information is prohibited. If you received this email in error, please notify this office immediately by return email (see 5 U.S.C. § 552).

From: USPACOM - US Pacific Command

Dear Mr. Johnson,

Due to circumstances relating to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), we are experiencing processing delays and may not be able to respond to requests as usual. However, please know that we are continuing efforts to process requests as quickly and diligently as possible. We appreciate your patience with us as we work through this and apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Sincerely,

Mr. HOMER KELIIWAIWAIOLE

Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Officer

HQ, U.S. Indo-Pacific Command, J06 FOIA

Camp Smith, Hawaii

pacom.foia.fct@pacom.mil<mailto:pacom.foia.fct@pacom.mil> INDOPCOM FOIA Mailbox

808.477.7774 Office

CAUTION: The information contained in this email and any accompanying attachments may contain Freedom of Information Act protected information, including attorney-client or attorney work product privileged information. This information may not be released outside of the Department of Defense without prior authorization from the Freedom of Information Act Office (J06 FOIA), United States Indo-Pacific Command. If you are not the intended recipient of this information, any disclosure, copying, distribution, or the taking of any action in reliance on this information is prohibited. If you received this email in error, please notify the sender immediately by return email (see 5 U.S.C. § 552).

From: USPACOM - US Pacific Command

Mr. Johnston,

This is in response to your FOIA request below.

A search of our Surgeon General records resulted in No Records Found.

Your request with us is administratively closed. Further, we assessed no processing fees or administrative costs. Should you have any questions concerning any aspect of your request, you may contact our office by email at pacom.foia.fct@pacom.mil or by phone at (808) 477-7774 between the hours of 0700-1500 (HST), Monday thru Friday except Federal Holidays.

If you are not fully satisfied with our determination, you have the right to appeal directly to the Appellate Authority, Ms. Joo Chung, Director of Oversight and Compliance, Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD), in writing to: Director of Oversight and Compliance, 9010 Defense Pentagon, Washington, D.C. 20301-9010. Additionally, you may submit your appeal by email to osd.foia-appeal@mail.mil or through the OSD FOIA portal at http://pal.whs.mil/palMain.aspx. Your appeal must be postmarked within 90 calendar days of the date of this response. In your correspondence, ensure you include the words “FOIA Appeal.”

For dispute resolution services, you may contact our FOIA Public Liaison, Ms. Melissa S. Walker by phone at (571) 372-0462 or by email at osd.foialiaison@mail.mil. For mediation services, you may contact the Office of Government Information Services (OGIS) by phone at (202) 741-5770; toll free at 1-877-684-6448; by facsimile at (202) 741-5769; by email at: ogis@nara.gov, or by mail at Office of Government Information Services, National Archives and Records Administration, 8601 Adelphi Road-OGIS, College Park, Maryland 20740-6001.

Kind regards,

J.C. Perez

Chief, FOIA Officer

USINDOPACOM

On April 16, 2020:
Subject: Freedom of Information Act Request: COVID-19 (USPACOM - US Pacific Command)

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

Any and all documents generated related to the origins of COVID-19 (coronavirus) for March 2020 and April 2020.

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,

George Johnston

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