harlem shake (OSD)

Jason Smathers filed this request with the Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary of Defense of the United States of America.
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From: Jason Smathers

To Whom It May Concern:

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

All correspondence and other records between 1/1/2013 and the date this request is processed to or from the Secretary of Defense or his representative which contain the phrase "Harlem Shake." Among the records I am seeking are candid remarks, comments, disciplinary actions, etc. resulting from groups from the armed forces creating and posting videos on YouTube which contain the phrase "Harlem Shake." Some examples of such youtube videos of US Military contain the following names:
Harlem Shake Navy Alpha
Harlem Shake Navy EOD Style
Harlem Shake USNA
Navy Harlem Shake
Navy Harlem Shake MCM Crew Dominant
Harlem Shake, Marine Corps edition
US ARMY Harlem Shake
Harlem Shake (Navy Edition)
U.S Army Harlem Shake
Harlem Shake (Air Force & Marines - Afghanistan EXTENDED Edition)
Harlem Shake | USMC Infantry [HD]
Harlem Shake - USMC
Marines Harlem Shake
Harlem Shake Barracks Version
Harlem shake US Marines (Field day edition)
Harlem Shake | Army | EOD Edition
Harlem Shake MAT Platoon

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.


Jason Smathers

From: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary of Defense

An interim response, stating the request is being processed.

From: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary of Defense

A no responsive documents response.