IDD Operational Handbook (USMC)

Jason Smathers filed this request with the Marines - United States Marine Corps, USMC 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:

The most recent draft or final copy of the IDD Operational Handbook. IDD stands for IED Detector Dogs. I believe this document would be under the control of the MCWL. MCWL stands for Marine Corps War fighting Lab.

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.

Sincerely,

Jason Smathers

From: MuckRock.com

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.

From: Vogt CIV David E

Good afternoon Doloras,

Please find a FOIA request by Jason Smathers, requesting records maintained by the Marine Corps War Fighting Lab.

This request is being forwarded for your action as a matter under your cognizance. Mr. Smathers has also been copied on this email for your convenience of establishing a clear line of communication in order to best fulfill his request.

If you have any questions in regard to this action, please let us know.

S/f
Dave

Very respectfully and semper fidelis,
Mr. David E. Vogt, III
Team Leader FOIA/PA Section (ARSF)
Office 2B289 (located within 2A288)
Headquarters U.S. Marine Corps
3000 Marine Corps Pentagon
Washington, D.C.  20350-3000
Direct - (571)256-8634
Main - (703) 614-4008
Fax (703) 614-6287
email: david.vogt@usmc.mil

"Prepare for the unexpected of tomorrow, learn from the lessons of yesterday, but above all else, never forget the possibilities of today!" - David

INFORMATION AND DOCUMENTS ENCLOSED ARE SUBJECT TO THE PRIVACY ACT OF 1974
Contents shall not be disclosed, discussed, or shared with individuals unless they have a direct need-to-know in the performance of their official duties. The enclosed document(s) may contain personal or privileged information and should be treated as "For Official Use Only." Unauthorized disclosure of this information may result in CIVIL and CRIMINAL penalties. If you are not the intended recipient or believe you have received this document(s) in error, do not copy, disseminate or otherwise used the information and contact the owner/creator or your Privacy Act Officer regarding the document(s).

July 31, 2012
Marines
FOIA/PA Manager (Code ARSF)
COMMANDANT OF THE MARINE CORPS
HEADQUARTERS, U.S. MARINE CORPS (ARSF)
2 NAVY ANNEX
WASHINGTON DC 20380-1775

To Whom It May Concern:

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

The most recent draft or final copy of the IDD Operational Handbook. IDD stands for IED Detector Dogs. I believe this document would be under the control of the MCWL. MCWL stands for Marine Corps War fighting Lab.

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.

Sincerely,

Jason Smathers

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MuckRock News
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PO Box 55819
Boston, MA 02205-5819

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From: MuckRock.com

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.

From: Vogt CIV David E

If you are in receipt of this out of office reply, then I am most likely out of the office due to the birth of our new baby. I assure you that I will get back to you as soon as I have returned to the office following my paternity leave. If you need any assistance before my return, please email our organizational inbox at smb.hqmc.foia@usmc.mil or call our main line at the FOIA/PA Office (ARSF), HQMC at (703)614-4008 for immediate assistance. Otherwise, I will get back with you as soon as possible.

Very respectfully and semper fidelis,
Mr. David E. Vogt, III
Team Leader FOIA/PA Section (ARSF)

From: Johnson CIV Doloras F

Mr. Smathers,
The responsive documents are in the final review stage and will be provided to you by the end of this week.

Sincerely,

From: Johnson CIV Doloras F

Mr. Smathers,
I have attached the final reply regarding your FOIA request.

V/r

Ms. Doloras Johnson
FOIA/Privacy Act/Congressional Interest Manager

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