Evident Surprise

Emily Crose filed this request with the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the United States of America.

It is a clone of this request.

Tracking #


Due March 20, 2023
Est. Completion None
Awaiting Response


From: Emily Crose

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Records associated with the 1996/1997 "evident surprise" exercise conducted by US Atlantic Command, later presented to DoD leadership.
Please see the attached news article for additional background information.

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.


Emily Crose

From: Joint Chiefs of Staff

Good afternoon,

Please find the interim response attached for your recent FOIA Request that
was requested on February 21, 2023. The case number for this request is
23-F-0541, please refer to this number and the action officer mentioned in
the interim response in any future correspondence regarding this case.


Charles Harrison

Freedom of Information Division OSD/JS

Charles.h.harrison82.ctr@mail.mil <mailto:Charles.h.harrison82.ctr@mail.mil>


From: Joint Chiefs of Staff

Good Morning,

I write you in regards to your FOIA request, 23-F-0541. We received your
request for status update. We have reached out to the component conducting
the search of your request for an update. The provided ECD is: October 1,


Torrey Dixon

Freedom of Information Division

OSD/JS FOIA Requester Service Center

(571) 372-0409

NIPR: <mailto:torrey.d.dixon.civ@mail.mil> torrey.d.dixon.civ@mail.mil

SIPR: <mailto:torrey.d.dixon.civ@mail.smil.mil>

Comments: <https://ice.disa.mil/index.cfm?fa=card&sp=125562>