|July 31, 2012
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To Whom It May Concern:
This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:
All videos and materials provided to and shown to attendees of the 2/3/2011 Train the Trainer Conference for MARFORs and MSCs concerning the Don't Ask Don't Tell Repeal Implementation hosted by the Military Policy Branch.
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.
Good Afternoon Mr. Smathers,
This finalizes our response to your July 31, 2012, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request, by which you seek videos/materials reference the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" repeal implementation. This Headquarters received your request on August 1, 2012, and has controlled under the subject file number above.
Please be advised that the Department of the Navy/U.S. Marine Corps records management is not centralized but is, delegated instead to those officials that generate and/or maintain records. In this instance, the records you seek, if any, would fall under the cognizance of the Commanding General, Marine Corps Combat Development Command (MCCDC). Accordingly, in an effort to assist you, we have transferred your request to the Commanding General MCCDC, Attn FOIA Officer B013, 3250 Catlin Avenue, MCB Quantico VA 22134-5001, for action and direct response to you. You should receive a substantive reply from that official sometime in the near future. However, you may call MCCDC at (703) 784-2399 to inquire on the status of your request.
Questions concerning this action should be directed to undersigned via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax at (703) 614-6287. Please reference the file number in the subject line above when corresponding with our office on this matter.
To Whom It May Concern:
I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on July 31, 2012. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.
Thank you for your help.
I am out of the office and will return on Wednesday. If you need immediate assistance please contact email@example.com or call (703) 614-4008. Thanks and have a great day.
Good Morning Sir,
This request was transferred to MCCDC as stated below and they will respond directly to you. The contact information is also provided below for your convenience. Thanks
I have attached the responsive documents pertaining to your FOIA request.
One of the slides says it is a place holder for a video. Please provide me with this video.
As stated in the FOIA response letter of 19 September, the video you are referring to can be located via the internet at www.defense.gov/home/features/2010/0610_dadt.