|Submitted||Sept. 5, 2014|
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To Whom It May Concern:
This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:
A copy of the investigation into the deaths of Hull Maintenance Technician 2nd Class Justin McNeley and Culinary Specialist 3rd Class Jarod Newlove. McNeley and Newlove were found dead in Afghanistan in 2010.
Important note: I recently discussed this document with Major Curtis J. Kellogg of the U.S. Central Command Communication Integration, and he instructed me to contact this FOIA office about obtaining a redacted version of the investigation. Major Kellogg also said that he recently discussed this document with members of this office.
Major Kellogg provided me with information that should help in locating the requested records. According to Major Kellogg, the investigation was completed in early 2011 and was overseen by U.S. Forces-Afghanistan (USFOR-A).
Please let me know if you require any other information to locate the requested records. (Major Kellogg may be reached at the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org)
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.
Mr. or Ms. Trotter,
Thank you for your request. The FOIA program requires that all requesters acknowledge a willingness to pay administrative fees and reference a U.S. dollar amount they are willing to pay. Though in a majority of cases fees are not assessed to the requester, it is necessary to request that you please reply to this e-mail with said willingness and amount.
I am willing to pay all reasonable costs incurred for this request up to $00. Please contact me if costs will exceed this amount.
Once we receive your reply we will forward you a formal letter acknowledging of receipt for your FOIA request.
FOIA Requester Service Center
Thank you for getting back to me regarding potential fees for this request. As requested, my statement regarding fees is below:
I am willing to pay all reasonable costs incurred for this request up to $100. Please contact me if costs will exceed this amount.
Furthermore, please let me know if you need any other information in order to process this request.
Thank you, and sincerely,
(Mr.) J.K. Trotter
Mr. J.K. Trotter,
Please find attached USCENTCOM's formal acknowledgement of receipt for FOIA request 14-0303.
FOIA Requester Service Center
I have received and read your correspondence from September 12 2014 regarding FOIA request #14-0303. I am satisfied with your determination regarding fees, and will look out for your office's final response.
A copy of documents responsive to the request.
A cover letter granting the request and outlining any exempted materials, if any.