Daniel Winkler SEAL tomahawks

Brendan O'Connor filed this request with the U.S. Army, Special Operations Command of the United States of America.
Tracking # NAVSPECWARCOM No. 16-048 // DON-NAVY-2016-002500
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Rejected

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From: USSOCOM FOIA

Hello Mr. O'Connor,

The U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) received your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request as a referral from the U.S. Army Special Operations Command (USASOC) and it was assigned control number USSOCOM FOIA 2016-068. You requested records pertaining to the acquisition and use of tomahawks, made by North Carolina knife-maker Daniel Winkler, distributed to members of Seal Team 6's Red Squadron as referenced in a New York Times article.

Upon further review, we believe the information noted in your request may best be obtained by contacting the Naval Special Warfare Command (NAVSPECWARCOM) for action and direct response to you. Therefore, please contact the FOIA Officer directly at NAVSPECWARCOM, ATTN: N01GC, 2000 Trident Way, NAB Coronado, San Diego, California 92155-5599; or by completing their electronic FOIA form on their website at http://www.public.navy.mil/nsw/foia/pages/default.aspx; or your request can be sent to their FOIA mailbox at NSW-FOIA@NAVSOC.SOCOM.mil.

We appreciate your time and consideration regarding this matter and sincerely apologize for any inconvenience.

USSOCOM FOIA 2016-068 is closed with no further action from this office.

Kind regards,

Connie

Connie H. Rupp

USSOCOM Acquisition FOIA Officer

7701 Tampa Point Blvd.

MacDill AFB, FL 33621

Phone: 813 826-4030/SSO 826-4228

DSN: 299-4030

SVOIP: 299-5990/SSO 299-3553

NSTS: 471-4027

JWICS: rc06973@socom.ic.gov

JIANT: ruppch@soc.smil.mil

From: Brendan O'Connor

To Whom It May Concern:

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

- Records pertaining to the acquisition and use of tomahawks, made by North Carolina knife maker Daniel Winkler, distributed to members of Seal Team 6's Red Squadron. [Referenced in this New York Times article: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/07/world/asia/the-secret-history-of-seal-team-6.html?action=Click&contentCollection=BreakingNews&contentID=35368947&pgtype=Homepage&_r=0]

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,

Brendan O'Connor

From: eric.erdmann@navsoc.socom.mil

This message is to confirm your request submission to the FOIAonline application: View Request. Request information is as follows: (https://foiaonline.regulations.gov:443/foia/action/public/view/request?objectId=090004d280ac2e2c)
* Tracking Number: DON-NAVY-2016-002500
* Requester Name: Brendan O'Connor
* Date Submitted: 01/06/2016
* Request Status: Submitted
* Description:
16-048- Records pertaining to the acquisition and use of tomahawks, made by North Carolina knife maker Daniel Winkler. Referred from USSOCOM (2016-068)

From: Erdmann, Eric S CIV USSOCOM NAVSOC NSWC

This will acknowledge receipt of your Freedom of Information Act request,
NAVSPECWARCOM No. 16-048 // DON-NAVY-2016-002500, referred to this command
from USSOCOM (2016-068).

You are requesting the following information.

- Records pertaining to the acquisition and use of tomahawks, made by North
Carolina knife maker Daniel Winkler, distributed to members of SEAL Teams.
[Referenced in this New York Times article:
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/07/world/asia/the-secret-history-of-seal-team-6.html?action=Click&contentCollection=BreakingNews&contentID=35368947&pgtype=Homepage&_r=0]

Currently, your request is not perfected because you have not agreed to pay
any fees, and have not provided any information we can use to determine your
requester status. Please forward information sufficient to determine whether
you are a commercial entity seeking information for profit, news
media/educational institution, or individual.

Eric S. Erdmann
FOIA/Privacy Act Coordinator
NAVAL SPECIAL WARFARE COMMAND
2000 Trident Way, San Diego, CA 92155-5599
(619) 537-1133
eric.erdmann@navsoc.socom.mil

FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY- CONTENT MAY BE PRIVACY ACT PROTECTED- Any misuse or
unauthorized disclosure may result in both civil and criminal penalties.
Classification: UNCLASSIFIED // FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY If this e-mail is marked
FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY it may be exempt from mandatory disclosure under FOIA.
000 5400.7R, "DoD Freedom of Information Act Program", DoD Directive 5230.9,
"Clearance of DoD Information for Public Release", and DoD Instruction
5230.29, "Security and Policy Review of DoD Information for Public Release"
apply.

From: Brendan O'Connor

I am a reporter for Gawker, submitting this request for the purposes of news gathering.

From: Erdmann, Eric S CIV USSOCOM NAVSOC NSWC

This office's estimated fee for your request is $10.00. Do you agree to that
amount?

Eric S. Erdmann
FOIA/Privacy Act Coordinator
NAVAL SPECIAL WARFARE COMMAND
2000 Trident Way, San Diego, CA 92155-5599
(619) 537-1133
eric.erdmann@navsoc.socom.mil

FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY- CONTENT MAY BE PRIVACY ACT PROTECTED- Any misuse or
unauthorized disclosure may result in both civil and criminal penalties.
Classification: UNCLASSIFIED // FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY If this e-mail is marked
FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY it may be exempt from mandatory disclosure under FOIA.
000 5400.7R, "DoD Freedom of Information Act Program", DoD Directive 5230.9,
"Clearance of DoD Information for Public Release", and DoD Instruction
5230.29, "Security and Policy Review of DoD Information for Public Release"
apply.

From: Brendan O'Connor

Yes.

From: MuckRock

To Whom It May Concern:

Please find enclosed a check for $10.00 to satisfy the fee associated with the attached public records request.

Thank you.

From: Erdmann, Eric S CIV USSOCOM NAVSOC NSWC

Dear Mr. O'Connor:

Thank you for your response. We have received a notification from USASOC that
they are in receipt of the $10.00 estimated fee, and will be forwarding it to
NAVSPECWARCOM. In the meantime, this command is anticipating responding to
your request on or before 1 March 2016.

Eric S. Erdmann
FOIA/Privacy Act Coordinator
NAVAL SPECIAL WARFARE COMMAND
2000 Trident Way, San Diego, CA 92155-5599
(619) 537-1133
eric.erdmann@navsoc.socom.mil

FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY- CONTENT MAY BE PRIVACY ACT PROTECTED- Any misuse or
unauthorized disclosure may result in both civil and criminal penalties.
Classification: UNCLASSIFIED // FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY If this e-mail is marked
FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY it may be exempt from mandatory disclosure under FOIA.
000 5400.7R, "DoD Freedom of Information Act Program", DoD Directive 5230.9,
"Clearance of DoD Information for Public Release", and DoD Instruction
5230.29, "Security and Policy Review of DoD Information for Public Release"
apply.

From: Watson-Good, Mia K CTR USSOCOM NAVSOC NSWC

Attached is NAVSPECWARCOM response to your Freedom Of Information Act request
16-048//DON-NAVY-2016-002500.

v/r
Mia Watson-Good
FOIA/PA Analyst
Naval Special Warfare Command
619-537-3245
mia.watson-good.ctr@navsoc.socom.mil

FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY- CONTENT MAY BE PRIVACY ACT PROTECTED- Any misuse or
unauthorized disclosure may result in both civil and criminal penalties.
Classification: UNCLASSIFIED // FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY If this e-mail is marked
FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY it may be exempt from mandatory disclosure under FOIA.
000 5400.7R, "DoD Freedom of Information Act Program", DoD Directive 5230.9,
"Clearance of DoD Information for Public Release", and DoD
Instruction 5230.29, "Security and Policy Review of DoD Information for Public
Release" apply.

From: Watson-Good, Mia K CTR USSOCOM NAVSOC NSWC

Dear Mr. O'Connor,

Your FOIA was answered February 11, 2016. Resending.

v/r
Mia Watson-Good
FOIA/PA Analyst
Naval Special Warfare Command
619-537-3245
mia.watson-good.ctr@navsoc.socom.mil

FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY- CONTENT MAY BE PRIVACY ACT PROTECTED- Any misuse or
unauthorized disclosure may result in both civil and criminal penalties.
Classification: UNCLASSIFIED // FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY If this e-mail is marked
FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY it may be exempt from mandatory disclosure under FOIA.
000 5400.7R, "DoD Freedom of Information Act Program", DoD Directive 5230.9,
"Clearance of DoD Information for Public Release", and DoD
Instruction 5230.29, "Security and Policy Review of DoD Information for Public
Release" apply.

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