Military Justice Air Force 2019

Andrew Perez filed this request with the Air Force Safety Center of the United States of America.
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From: Andrew Perez

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

I am seeking records of all service members charged under Article 134, paragraph 68b of the U.S. Code of Military Justice (child pornography), to include the following for the last 10 fiscal years:

*** Name and rank of service member;
*** Base assigned where charges were brought;
*** Date of charges filed against service member; and
*** Disposition of case (dismissed, pleaded, court-martialed, convicted/exonerated)

To help determine my status to assess fees, you should know that I am a representative of the news media affiliated with MapLight, and this request is made as part of news gathering and not for commercial use.

I request a waiver of all fees for this request. Disclosure of the requested information to me is in the public interest because it is likely to contribute significantly to public understanding of the military justice system and is not primarily in my commercial interest.

I ask that the information be made available to me in an electronic format.

Finally, I ask that this data be provided to me in an expedited fashion because of the compelling need to determine the size and scope of a problem that affects the youngest and most vulnerable people in our country. There are few higher priorities for our nation than the health and safety of children.

I may be reached at 202.509.3681 if you would like to discuss any aspect of my request. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 20 business days, as the statute requires.

Thank you,

Frank Bass
Managing Editor

From: Air Force Safety Center

Dear Mr. Bass,

I tried calling you first, but was not successful in making contact with
you; left a voicemail. Thank you for your FOIA Request dated June 24, 2019,
for which our office received on June 28, 2019 via USPS mail.

Reference your letter (attached), you indicated that you previously
submitted the same request on or about April 28, 2019; however, our agency
records show no previous request(s) received by you on this matter. That
being said, after analysis of your request on this date (date received), the
request is being referred to the HQs Air Force FOIA Office
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coordination with the proper Air Force Judicial Office for
review/processing, as we do not maintain any records related to the records
you are seeking. If you have any questions with the aforementioned actions,
please don’t hesitate to contact our office.

If you are not satisfied with this response you have the right to appeal to
the Secretary of the Air Force within 90 days through this office, by
writing to the Air Force Safety Center, Staff Judge Advocate Office, 9700 G
Avenue, SE, Kirtland AFB, NM 87117-5670, or by e-mail,
Your appeal must be postmarked or electronically transmitted within 90 days
of the date of this response. Your appeal should include copies of your
original request and this response, as well as a discussion of the reasons
supporting your appeal.

You may also contact the Air Force FOIA Public Liaison Officer, Ms. Anh
Trinh, concerning this final response at AF FOIA Public Liaison Office
(SAF/CIO A6XA/CN), 1800 Air Force Pentagon, Washington, DC 20330-1800, or (703) 614-8500.
Additionally, you may contact the Office of Government Information Services
(OGIS) at the National Archives and Records Administration to inquire about
the FOIA mediation services they offer. The contact information for OGIS is
as follows: Office of Government Information Services, National Archives and
Records Administration, 8601 Adelphi Road-OGIS, College Park, Maryland
20740-6001, e-mail at; telephone at 202-741-5770; toll free at
1-877-684-6448; or facsimile at 202-741-5769.

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

Thanks again,




HQ AFSEC/JA (FOIA-PA Program Manager)

9700 G Avenue, S.E.

Kirtland AFB, NM 87117

DSN: 263-8794 Comm: 505-853-8794