Gulf War Illness Veterans Research Program for Scientology Detox Program

R. M. Seibert filed this request with the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command of the United States of America.
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From: R. M. Seibert

To Whom It May Concern:

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

All releasable documents including, but not limited to, reports on program outcome and findings related to the Gulf War Illness Veterans Research Program grant of $633,677 awarded in September 2010 to researchers at the University of Albany in New York under David O. Carpenter as the chief applicant and investigator. The purpose of the research program was reported by Capital Gazette as being a study of a Church of Scientology detoxification program run in Annapolis, MD for treating veterans suffering from chronic Gulf War-related conditions. For more information, please see: http://touch.capitalgazette.com/#section/-1/article/p2p-82279035/

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest due to the adverse side effects the Scientology detox program has been widely reported to cause when used in other treatment and spiritual contexts. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, and is not being made 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,

Ms. R. M. Seibert

From: Rogers, Sandra J CIV USARMY MEDCOM USAMRMC (US)

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Ms. R. M. Seibert,

Unfortunately, your request has not been described with sufficient particularity to enable us to process it by conducting a reasonable search. The FOIA does not require that the government provide “any and all documents that refer or relate in any way.” In an effort to process your request, you may wish to narrow the scope of your request to limit the number of potentially responsive records. This reply is not a denial of your request for information under the FOIA/PA. It is an acknowledgment that we are in receipt of your inquiry, but are unable to fulfill your request with the record description that you have provided.

v/r
Sandra

Sandra J. Rogers
Staff Action Officer

US Army Medical Research and Materiel Command
ATTN: MCMR-SG
810 Schreider Street
Fort Detrick, MD 21702-5012

From: Gaynor, Nancy A CIV USARMY MEDCOM USAMRAA (US)

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From: Gaynor, Nancy A CIV USARMY MEDCOM USAMRAA (US)

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From: Gaynor, Nancy A CIV USARMY MEDCOM USAMRAA (US)

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Good afternoon

Attached is a response to your Freedom of Information Act request for
records regarding Grant #W81XWH-10-1-1004. I will be sending two additional
emails due to size limitations on our email capacity containing the
responsive records.

Also, we received a second request from your organization for the same
records. I have listed the address below of that requester.

requests@muckrock.com

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office.

Thank you

Nancy Gaynor

Freedom of Information Act Specialist

USAMRAA

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