Intercepts of Conversation Between USS Liberty Attacking Aircraft, MTB's and their HQ

Joe Meadors filed this request with the Air Force of the United States of America.

It is a clone of this request.

Due Aug. 9, 2016
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From: Joe Meadors

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Numerous members of the US military intelligence community serving in Viet Nam at the time of the June 8, 1967 Israeli attack on the USS Liberty have publicly stated that they read intercepts from multiple American intelligence agencies containing translations of conversations among and between the attacking Israeli aircraft, motor torpedo boats and their headquarters in virtually real time. I am asking for a copy of those intercepts.

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.

Sincerely,

Joe Meadors

From: USAF Pentagon SAF-AA Mailbox HAF FOIA workflow

Mr. Meadors,

Do you have any information about who in the AF is processing this case; eg., name of office, name of Action Officer, a case number, or have you received any correspondence from the AF--if so, from whom? This information will help us to try to assist you.

Thank you,
HAF FOIA Administration Section

From: Joe Meadors

Hello-
This is the first communication we've received from your office - please consider this a new request is that's the easiest way to proceed. Thank you.

From: USAF Pentagon SAF-AA Mailbox HAF FOIA workflow

This request is forwarded to you for processing, OPR is PACAF. The request has not been entered in eFOIA. The requestor is cc'd in this message.

Thank you,
HAF FOIA Administration Section

From: Wanda Williams

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*JOE MEADORS/MUCKROCK*

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From: DELK, CRYSTAL F CIV USAF AFMC AFIMSC/IZSI <
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crystal.delk@us.af.mil>
Date: Wed, Nov 30, 2016 at 11:12 AM
Subject: FW: [Non-DoD Source] RE: Freedom of Information Request:
Intercepts of Conversation Between USS Liberty Attacking Aircraft, MTB's
and their HQ Meadors (VIEW HTML)
To: "foia@nara.gov" <foia@nara.gov>

Good Morning Wanda,

Per our conversation this morning, below is the FOIA request for processing.

Respectfully,

Crystal F. Delk, GS-13, DAF

Communications Program Manager

Air Force Installation & Mission Support Center

Comm: 210-395-8231

DSN: 969-8231

*From:* DELK, CRYSTAL F CIV USAF AFMC AFIMSC/IZSI
*Sent:* Wednesday, November 30, 2016 9:58 AM
*To:* 'garym.stern@nara.gov' <garym.stern@nara.gov>
*Subject:* FW: [Non-DoD Source] RE: Freedom of Information Request:
Intercepts of Conversation Between USS Liberty Attacking Aircraft, MTB's
and their HQ Meadors (VIEW HTML)

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Good Morning Mr. Stern,

I am a FOIA Manager with the Air Force Installation & Mission Support
Center. I am researching the appropriate office to respond to a FOIA
request and the NAVY advised the request should go to NARA. Should this
request be processed by NARA?

The requester is seeking copies of intercepts with the USS Liberty as
follows:

Numerous members of the US military intelligence community serving in Viet
Nam at the time of the June 8, 1967 Israeli attack on the USS Liberty have
publicly stated that they read intercepts from multiple American
intelligence agencies containing translations of conversations among and
between the attacking Israeli aircraft, motor torpedo boats and their
headquarters in virtually real time. I am asking for a copy of those
intercepts.

Respectfully,

Crystal F. Delk, GS-13, DAF

Communications Program Manager

Air Force Installation & Mission Support Center

Comm: 210-395-8231

DSN: 969-8231

-----Original Message-----
From: Liberko, Roberta CTR OPNAV, DNS-36 [mailto:
<roberta.liberko.ctr@navy.mil>
​​ <roberta.liberko.ctr@navy.mil>
roberta.liberko.ctr@navy.mil]
Sent: Tuesday, November 29, 2016 9:09 AM
To: DELK, CRYSTAL F CIV USAF AFMC AFIMSC/IZSI <crystal.delk@us.af.mil>
Subject: FW: [Non-DoD Source] RE: Freedom of Information Request:
Intercepts of Conversation Between USS Liberty Attacking Aircraft, MTB's
and their HQ Meadors

Good Morning Crystal,

Thank you for reaching out to our command but because this is such an old
incident it should be sent to National Archives and Record Administration
(NARA). I have provided their address below:

National Archives and Record Administration

FOIA Requester Service Center

8601 Adelphi Road, Room 3110

College Park, MD 20740-6001

If you would like to call them here is their phone number: (301) 837-3642.
Hopefully, they will have the information you are looking for.

V/r

Roberta (Bobbi) Liberko

Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)

Department of the Navy

Program Specialist

Phone #: 202-685-0412

-----Original Message-----

From: DELK, CRYSTAL F CIV USAF AFMC AFIMSC/IZSI [mailto:
crystal.delk@us.af.mil]

Sent: Tuesday, November 29, 2016 9:07 AM

To: DONFOIA-PA

Subject: FW: [Non-DoD Source] RE: Freedom of Information Request:
Intercepts of Conversation Between USS Liberty Attacking Aircraft, MTB's
and their HQ Meadors

Good Morning,

I am a FOIA Manager with the Air Force Installation and Mission Support
Center and I am seeking your assistance regarding a FOIA request sent to
our office from HQ Air Force. Should this request be processed by the NAVY?

The requester is seeking copies of intercepts with the USS Liberty as
follows:

Numerous members of the US military intelligence community serving in Viet
Nam at the time of the June 8, 1967 Israeli attack on the USS Liberty have
publicly stated that they read intercepts from multiple American
intelligence agencies containing translations of conversations among and
between the attacking Israeli aircraft, motor torpedo boats and their
headquarters in virtually real time. I am asking for a copy of those
intercepts.

Respectfully,

Crystal F. Delk, GS-13, DAF

Communications Program Manager

Air Force Installation & Mission Support Center

Comm: 210-395-8231

DSN: 969-8231

-----Original Message-----

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usaf.pentagon.saf-aa.mbx.haf-foia-workflow@mail.mil]

Sent: Monday, November 28, 2016 1:00 PM

To: AFIMSC/FOIA <AFIMSC.FOIA.WorkFlow@us.af.mil>

Cc: <requests@muckrock.com>
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Subject: FW: [Non-DoD Source] RE: Freedom of Information Request:
Intercepts of Conversation Between USS Liberty Attacking Aircraft, MTB's
and their HQ Meadors

This request is forwarded to you for processing, OPR is PACAF. The request
has not been entered in eFOIA. The requestor is cc'd in this message.

Thank you,

HAF FOIA Administration Section

-----Original Message-----

From: requests@muckrock.com [mailto:26812-28523457@
requests.muckrock.com]

Sent: Sunday, November 27, 2016 5:09 PM

To: USAF Pentagon SAF-AA Mailbox HAF FOIA workflow <
usaf.pentagon.saf-aa.mbx.haf-foia-workflow@mail.mil>

Subject: [Non-DoD Source] RE: Freedom of Information Request: Intercepts of
Conversation Between USS Liberty Attacking Aircraft, MTB's and their HQ

November 27, 2016

Air Force

Air Force

HAF/IMIO (FOIA)

1000 Air Force Pentagon

Washington, D.C. 20330-1000

This is a follow up to a previous request:

Hello-

This is the first communication we've received from your office - please
consider this a new request is that's the easiest way to proceed. Thank
you.---

On Nov. 22, 2016:

Mr. Meadors,

Do you have any information about who in the AF is processing this case;
eg., name of office, name of Action Officer, a case number, or have you
received any correspondence from the AF--if so, from whom? This information
will help us to try to assist you.

Thank you,

HAF FOIA Administration Section

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On Nov. 21, 2016:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request,
copied below, and originally submitted on July 12, 2016. Please let me know
when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is
needed.

Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

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On Oct. 31, 2016:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request,
copied below, and originally submitted on July 12, 2016. Please let me know
when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is
needed.

Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

---

On Oct. 10, 2016:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request,
copied below, and originally submitted on July 12, 2016. Please let me know
when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is
needed.

Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

---

On Sept. 19, 2016:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request,
copied below, and originally submitted on July 12, 2016. Please let me know
when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is
needed.

Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

---

On Aug. 29, 2016:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request,
copied below, and originally submitted on July 12, 2016. Please let me know
when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is
needed.

Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

---

On Aug. 9, 2016:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request,
copied below, and originally submitted on July 12, 2016. Please let me know
when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is
needed.

Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

---

On July 12, 2016:

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Numerous members of the US military intelligence community serving in Viet
Nam at the time of the June 8, 1967 Israeli attack on the USS Liberty have
publicly stated that they read intercepts from multiple American
intelligence agencies containing translations of conversations among and
between the attacking Israeli aircraft, motor torpedo boats and their
headquarters in virtually real time. I am asking for a copy of those
intercepts.

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.

Sincerely,

Joe Meadors

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