Nov 2013 emails for Mark Ybarra

Jason Smathers filed this request with the Air Force, 25th Air Force of the United States of America.
Tracking # 2015-02108-F
Status
Completed

Communications

From: Jason Smathers

To Whom It May Concern:

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

All emails, including attachments, to or from Mark Ybarra where the email was sent in November of 2013.

This is a personal, non-commercial request to satisfy my personal curiosity. The information sought is not being sold or profited upon in any way. I agree to proper fees up to $12 for this request. If fees are expected to exceed this amount, please let me know before continuing.

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 Nov. 8, 2013. 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 Nov. 8, 2013. 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 Nov. 8, 2013. 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 Nov. 8, 2013. 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 Nov. 8, 2013. 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 Nov. 8, 2013. 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 Nov. 8, 2013. 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 Nov. 8, 2013. 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 Nov. 8, 2013. 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 Nov. 8, 2013. 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 Nov. 8, 2013. 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

The FOIA request below has been sent to afisra.foia@us.af.mil without acknowledgement since November 2013. Please confirm receipt and advise as to its status immediately.

Thank you.

From: 25 AF/FOIA Manager

Dear Mr. Smathers,

This is in response to your November 08, 2013, Freedom of Information Act request for information on This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:

All emails, including attachments, to or from Mark Ybarra where the email was sent in November of 2013.

We are unable to process your request, because it is too broad. Please clarify and provide any additional information as to what type of records you are seeking (emails from who to Mr. Ybarra, to who from Mr. Ybarra, and all subjects you are inquiring about) and its affiliation with the United States Air Force. Additionally, identification of the record(s) desired is the responsibility of the member of the public who requests a record. The requester must provide a description of the desired record(s) that enables the Air Force to locate the record with a reasonable amount of effort. Without specific information, we are unable to direct your request to the appropriate office or agency. When responding, please reference our case number 2015-02108-F in your letter. We are holding your request in abeyance until we receive your clarification. Please reference FOIA Case 2015-02108-F in all correspondence. If we do not receive a reply by (10 work days), we will close this case file and you will need to initiate a new FOIA request for these documents. If no further information is received by (date, 10 workdays), we will consider this matter closed. Please direct your questions to (25 AF FOIA Manager, SSgt Benedict) at (210-977-2868) and refer to the case number.

Sincerely SSgt Benedict FOIA Case No: 2015-02108-F Thank you!

From: Jason Smathers

This is an appeal under the Freedom of Information Act. On 11/08/2013, I requested a copy of all emails to or from Mark Ybarra where the email was sent in November 2013. I was informed fourteen months later that the request was not specific enough. However, the request is clearly specific enough for a person familiar with the records to locate them, which is all the FOIA requests concerning the level of specificity. Please note that I requested current emails in November of 2013 for a current employee. If the person is no longer employed and the emails are now in an archived format, the difficulty in retrieving them is self inflicted as they were easily accessible when they were requested. Please process this FOIA request as it was initially written.

From: 25 AF/FOIA Manager

As stated on 13 Feb 15, your FOIA case is still being processed, not sure why you're not seeing emails I send back to you. The email stated that this case is still open and being processed. Mr. Ybarra no longer works here and the emails have been archived. This will take some time to retrieve them from the COMM Focal Point team. But this case is still open. I cannot give you an answer on why this case was not processed in 2013, I was not the FOIA manager, I have just recently took over in late 2014. Thank you

From: Jason Smathers

I submitted an appeal because the 1/16/15 email I received which stated: "We are unable to process your request, because it is too broad." Did you retract this statement in a later email? If so, I did not receive that email, please resend it. If you are retracting the 1/16/15 email and are processing my request as submitted, I am happy to withdraw my appeal.

I only mentioned the length of time the FOIA request was not processed because the 1/16/14 email indicated that my request is too difficult to process. Although I understand that has nothing to do with you personally, the agency should take responsibility for that and not ask me to make the request more narrow or deny the request as the 1/16/14 email indicated. When the records were requested, they were held by the FOIA office in a format very easy to retrieve. Any archiving of the records after the request was received should not be cause to deny the request now.

Thank you very much for your work on this.

From: 25 AF/FOIA Manager

Morning Sir,

Attached is the email I sent to you on the 13th stating that I didn’t need further clarification and that your case was still open, any updates I would send your way. Thank you

v/r
25 AF/FOIA Manager

From: 25 AF/FOIA Manager

Good morning Sir,

Your FOIA request 2015-02108-F will be available to upload in ARMDEC here shortly. Just wanted to let you know. Any questions please don't hesitate to ask. Thank you

v/r
25 AF/FOIA Manager
210-977-2868

From: 25 AF/FOIA Manager

Caveats: FOUO

Direct replies will not be read by a human.

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***DO NOT FORWARD***

Please note, IAW Para 4-5.a(8) and 4-12.c, AR 25-2, it is a violation of SAFE security policy to share/forward Package passwords.

You must contact the Package originator to have the Package re-sent via SAFE (https://safe.amrdec.army.mil/safe/) to other users.

NOTICE: If any doubt exists as to the safety or origin of the file(s) or the veracity of the sender, the recipient reading this message should NOT download the file(s) and should contact the appropriate Information Assurance Security Officer immediately for further guidance.

25 AF FOIA Manager, 25af.foiamanager@us.af.mil has granted you access to a file(s).

File Description: November 2013 emails and attachments, to and from Mr. Mark Ybarra.

Package ID: 3936113

The file(s) will be available at:

https://safe.amrdec.army.mil/safe/pickupfiles.aspx?id=3936113

Until: 3/11/2015

The password is C*jC4E6N274Sd#Y

NOTE: This password can only be used ONCE.

If you require assistance, please contact SAFE.Team@amrdec.army.mil and reference Package ID 3936113 and include a copy of this email message in your request.

NOTICE: This e-mail message is intended solely for the use of the addressee. If the reader of this message is not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any reading, dissemination, distribution, copying, or other use of this message or its attachments is strictly prohibited. If you have received this message in error, please notify the sender immediately.

Thank you.

***This message may be forwarded to SAFE.Team@amrdec.army.mil for technical support purposes.***
Caveats: FOUO

From: 25 AF/FOIA Manager

Responsive Docs.

From: Jason Smathers

This is an appeal under the Freedom of Information Act.

I requested "All emails, including attachments, to or from Mark Ybarra where the email was sent in November of 2013."

However, the response I received says
"This is response to your 8 November 2013 Freedom of Information Act request for all emails, including attachments to or from Mark Ybarra where the email was sent in November of 2013 regarding fee assessment for FOIA case 2014-00478-F"

Please note that I never asked for nor agreed to limit my request to emails that were "regarding fee assessment for FOIA case 2014-00478-F."

This limitation was not requested and therefore, you have denied my request, thus I appeal the denial of my request.

Please be aware that I do not con set to withdraw my appeal dated February 13, 2015. That appeal should be processed along with this one.

Thank you.

Regards,
Jason Smathers

From: 25 AF/FOIA Manager

Direct replies will not be read by a human.

=======================

***DO NOT FORWARD***

Please note, IAW Para 4-5.a(8) and 4-12.c, AR 25-2, it is a violation of SAFE security policy to share/forward Package passwords.

You must contact the Package originator to have the Package re-sent via SAFE (https://safe.amrdec.army.mil/safe/) to other users.

NOTICE: If any doubt exists as to the safety or origin of the file(s) or the veracity of the sender, the recipient reading this message should NOT download the file(s) and should contact the appropriate Information Assurance Security Officer immediately for further guidance.

25 AF FOIA Manager, 25af.foiamanager@us.af.mil has granted you access to a file(s).

File Description: All correspondence in reference to request, corrected copy of release letter.

Package ID: 3966582

The file(s) will be available at:

https://safe.amrdec.army.mil/safe/pickupfiles.aspx?id=3966582

Until: 3/17/2015

The password is xT2#?3%g899Y%#M

NOTE: This password can only be used ONCE.

If you require assistance, please contact SAFE.Team@amrdec.army.mil and reference Package ID 3966582 and include a copy of this email message in your request.

NOTICE: This e-mail message is intended solely for the use of the addressee. If the reader of this message is not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any reading, dissemination, distribution, copying, or other use of this message or its attachments is strictly prohibited. If you have received this message in error, please notify the sender immediately.

Thank you.

***This message may be forwarded to SAFE.Team@amrdec.army.mil for technical support purposes.***

From: 25 AF/FOIA Manager

Good morning Sir,

The original release letter with the saying "regarding fee assessment for FOIA case 2014-00478-F." as you stated was not in the request you were asking for, however I have released all documents pertaining to your request and have created a corrected copy edition of a release letter to you. Mr. Ybarra has confirmed with me that in fact he has no other records. I have uploaded all the documents in ARMDEC for your retrieval, once again. My apologies for the miscommunication. Please let me know if you need anything else. Thank you

25 AF FOIA Manager

From: 25 AF/FOIA Manager

Responsive documents retrieved.

From: Bethea, Rand

Mr. Smathers,
Please find attached our response to your FOIA request for email from Mr. Ybarra in November 2013.
Rand Bethea

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