National Guard Documents

MediaGuard filed this request with the Army, Inspector General of the United States of America.
Tracking # 2015-03122-F
Status
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From: MediaGuard

To Whom It May Concern:

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

All documents and emails received by the National Guard Bureau or in the possession of the National Guard Bureau or the Department of Defense, Inspector General that contain complaints or concerns from a member of the Alaska National Guard regarding the conduct and alleged conduct of former Adjutant General Thomas Katkus from July 2009 to January 1, 2015, and any documents or emails by the National Guard Bureau or in the possession of the National Guard Bureau discussing the allegations of misconduct, and any documents or final reports of an investigation of alleged misconduct.

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,

Randy Ruaro
randall.ruaro@gmail.com
(907) 321-3717

From: Porter, Sean M CTR (US)

TO: Randy Ruaro
MuckRock News
DEPT MR 15498
PO Box 55819
Boston, MA 02205-5819

Sent by Email: randall.ruaro@gmail.com

Dear Mr. Ruaro:

This is in response to your attached Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request, dated January 7, 2015. We received your request on January 8, 2015 and assigned it FOIA case number 15-F-0567.

However, please note that your request was misdirected to this office for processing. Please be aware that this FOIA office only processes requests for the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) and the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JS). There is not a central FOIA processing point for the entire Department of Defense (DoD) records management, but is, instead, delegated to those officials of the military services and various DoD components that generate and/or maintain the records being sought. The National Guard Bureau (NGB) and the DoD Inspector General (IG), which operate their own FOIA offices, would have cognizance over the information you have requested. If you have not already done so, you should submit your request directly to the NGB and DOD IG FOIA office at the following addresses:

National Guard Bureau
Office of the Inspector General
ATTN: SAIG-ZXR
1700 Army Pentagon
Room 1E132
Washington, DC 20310-1700

Department of Defense Office of Inspector General
DoD IG FOIA Requester Service Center
ATTN: FOIA/PA Chief, Suite 17F18
4800 Mark Center Drive
Alexandria, VA 22350-1500

This action closes your request with this office. There are no assessable fees associated with this response in this instance.

v/r

Sean Porter, FOIA Specialist
for Aaron Graves on behalf of
Paul Jacobsmeyer, Chief,
Freedom of Information Act Division
OSD/JS FOIA Office
(571) 372-0421

From: MuckRock

To Whom It May Concern:

This FOIA request is being forwarded to your office for processing. Confirmation of receipt and an estimated date of completion would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you very much for your help.

_______________________________

To Whom It May Concern:

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

All documents and emails received by the National Guard Bureau or in the possession of the National Guard Bureau or the Department of Defense, Inspector General that contain complaints or concerns from a member of the Alaska National Guard regarding the conduct and alleged conduct of former Adjutant General Thomas Katkus from July 2009 to January 1, 2015, and any documents or emails by the National Guard Bureau or in the possession of the National Guard Bureau discussing the allegations of misconduct, and any documents or final reports of an investigation of alleged misconduct.

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,

Randy Ruaro
randall.ruaro@gmail.com
(907) 321-3717

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 Jan. 7, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

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 Jan. 7, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: Espinal, John

This is to acknowledge receipt of your FOIA request received from the NGB's FOIA office.

From: Beasley, Janet F CIV USAF SAF-AA (US)

Mr. Ruaro

Please see the attached regarding your FOIA Request.

V/r

//SIGNED//
JANET F. BEASLEY
Government Information Specialist/Paralegal
Headquarters Air Force Information Office (SAF/AAII)
DSN: 224-3025
Commercial: 703-614-3025
Janet.f.beasley.civ@mail.mil

IMPORTANT NOTE: I have recently migrated to Defense Enterprise Email (DEE).
Please update your email address for me to point to
Janet.f.beasley.civ@mail.mil. My legacy Pentagon email account will be
deleted shortly.

This electronic transmission may contain FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY
(FOUO)information that must be protected under the Privacy Act of 1974 (see
AFI33-332). Do not release outside of DoD channels without the consent of
the originator's office. If you received this message in error, please
notify the sender by reply e-mail and delete all copies of the message.

From: MuckRock

To Whom It May Concern:

This FOIA request has been forwarded to your office for processing. Confirmation of receipt and an estimated date of completion would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you.

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 Jan. 7, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #2015-03122-F.

Thank you for your help.

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 Jan. 7, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #2015-03122-F.

Thank you for your help.

From: USARMY Pentagon HQDA OTIG Mailbox SAIG ZXL

Classification: UNCLASSIFIED
Caveats: NONE

Mr. Ruaro,
Your request is in our queue for processing, I cannot give you a solid date for completion of your request. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause you.

R,
Mr. Kirkland

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 Jan. 7, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #2015-03122-F.

Thank you for your help.

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 Jan. 7, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #2015-03122-F.

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

From: De Ocampo, Robert M CIV (US)

Mr. Ruaro,

Attached is the Army IG's response to your FOIA request.
Regards,
Mr. De Ocampo
Army IG FOIA

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