REPORT ON EDUCATION FOR PILOTS OF REMOTELY PILOTED AIRCRAFT

Shawn Musgrave filed this request with the Air Force of the United States of America.
Tracking # 2016-01371-F
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From: Shawn Musgrave

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 report submitted to Congress in compliance with SEC. 527. REPORT ON EDUCATION AND TRAINING AND PROMOTION RATES FOR PILOTS OF REMOTELY PILOTED AIRCRAFT of NDAA 2013:

(a) Report Required- Not later than 180 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of the Air Force and the Chief of Staff of the Air Force shall jointly submit to the congressional defense committees a report on education and training and promotion rates for Air Force pilots of remotely piloted aircraft (RPA).

(b) Elements- The report required by subsection (a) shall include the following:

(1) A detailed analysis of the reasons for persistently lower average education and training and promotion rates for Air Force pilots of remotely piloted aircraft.

(2) An assessment of the long-term impact on the Air Force of the sustainment of such lower rates.

(3) A plan to raise such rates, including--

(A) a description of the near-term and longer-term actions the Air Force intends to undertake to implement the plan; and

(B) an analysis of the potential direct and indirect impacts of the plan on the achievement and sustainment of the combat air patrol objectives of the Air Force for remotely piloted aircraft.

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,

Shawn Musgrave

From: Macias, Della

The attached letter is to acknowledge receipt of your FOIA request.

From: Macias, Della

The attached letter is in response to your FOIA request.

From: Shawn Musgrave

Hello,

NDAA 2013 specifically required the Secretary of the Air Force to submit the named report to the congressional committees on defense within 180 days of enactment. That date passed on July 1. Please advise.

Best,
Shawn

From: Macias, Della CIV USAF SAF/AAII

Mr. Musgrave,

The response to your request was sent to you on 20 Jul 13; I have attached a
copy of the response letter.

From: Shawn Musgrave

Hello,

The attached "no responsive documents" response for a separate request submitted through MuckRock by another user. Please take care to respond to the appropriate request -- just as MuckRock is careful to track the request number assigned by the Air Force, we appreciate it when agencies appropriately collate requests according to requester and request. To assist in this process, every MuckRock request has a unique email address. Please reply to this email inbox for request 2013-05005-F.

With regard to this request, I received the 29 Jul 2013 response that your agency had no records responsive to my request. As NDAA 2013 mandated the submission of this report within 180 days of the enactment of that statute (ie by 1 July 2013). I therefore request that you conduct another search with the relevant components of the Air Force Secretary's office to confirm that no responsive documents can be found.

Thank you,
Shawn

From: Macias, Della CIV USAF SAF/AAII

Mr. Musgrave,

You received a no records response because the report you have requested is
not completed at this time and still under coordination. The estimated date
in delivering the report to Congress is 1 September 2013. We do not place
FOIA requests on hold, so you will need to resubmit your request at that time.

Respectfully,

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 June 27, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #2013-05005-F.

Thank you for your help.

From: Macias, Della CIV USAF SAF/AAII

Mr. Musgrave,

The final FOIA response letter for case # 2013-05005-F was sent on 29 August

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 June 27, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #2013-05005-F.

Thank you for your help.

From: MACIAS, DELLA V. GS-12 USAF HQ USAF SAF/AA

Our office has provided the response to you several different times and
response to your inquiries to the subject case as stated in the e-mail below.

V/r

From: Shawn Musgrave

Hello,

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act, a resubmission of 2013-05005-F.

I hereby request the following records:

A copy of the report submitted to Congress in compliance with SEC. 527. REPORT ON EDUCATION AND TRAINING AND PROMOTION RATES FOR PILOTS OF REMOTELY PILOTED AIRCRAFT of NDAA 2013:

(a) Report Required- Not later than 180 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of the Air Force and the Chief of Staff of the Air Force shall jointly submit to the congressional defense committees a report on education and training and promotion rates for Air Force pilots of remotely piloted aircraft (RPA).

(b) Elements- The report required by subsection (a) shall include the following:

(1) A detailed analysis of the reasons for persistently lower average education and training and promotion rates for Air Force pilots of remotely piloted aircraft.

(2) An assessment of the long-term impact on the Air Force of the sustainment of such lower rates.

(3) A plan to raise such rates, including--

(A) a description of the near-term and longer-term actions the Air Force intends to undertake to implement the plan; and

(B) an analysis of the potential direct and indirect impacts of the plan on the achievement and sustainment of the combat air patrol objectives of the Air Force for remotely piloted aircraft.

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,

Shawn Musgrave

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 June 27, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #2013-05005-F.

Thank you for your help.

From: Macias, Della V CIV USAF SAF-AA (US)

Response was sent on 29 July 2013 to the following e-mail address
requests@muckrock.com.

From: Shawn Musgrave

Hello,

As I have indicated on multiple occasions (see email chain below), your response to requests@muckrock.com had nothing to do with this request. That request was for 2013-00888-F, this is a separate request that is a resubmission of 2013-05005-F in accordance with an indication that the requested report, "REPORT ON EDUCATION FOR PILOTS OF REMOTELY PILOTED AIRCRAFT" has now been submitted to Congress several weeks late.

Please confirm that you understand this communication, and provide an update on this entirely different FOIA request.

Thank you for your patience and prompt attention to this matter.

Best,
Shawn Musgrave

From: Macias, Della V CIV USAF SAF-AA (US)

Mr. Musgrave,

Response was sent to you on 29 July 2013 to the following e-mail address
requests@muckrock.com.

Respectfully,

DELLA V. MACIAS
Government Information Specialist
SAF/AAII (FOIA)
DSN: 223-2579
Commercial: 703-693-2579

From: Shawn Musgrave

Hello,

I understand where the confusion lies. Your email to requests@muckrock.com, which I've attached, was in response to #2013-
05005-F. I have resubmitted another FOIA request for the same subject as 2013-
05005-F with the understanding that while the requested report was not completed on deadline, it has since been completed.

To repeat, this is a NEW FOIA request for the same subject matter as 2013-
05005-F.

I therefore request that a new search for responsive records be conducted, and a new tracking number assigned.

Thank you for your assistance.

Best,
Shawn

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 June 27, 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 June 27, 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 June 27, 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 June 27, 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 June 27, 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 June 27, 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 June 27, 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 June 27, 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 June 27, 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 June 27, 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 June 27, 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 June 27, 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 June 27, 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 June 27, 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 June 27, 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 June 27, 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 June 27, 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 June 27, 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 June 27, 2013. 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.

From: Shawn Musgrave

Hello -

The FOIA request below has been open since 2013, per my records. Please advise immediately as to its status.

Best,
Shawn Musgrave

From: USAF Pentagon SAF-AA Mailbox HAF FOIA workflow

Mr. Musgrave,

Per our records, this request was already closed--please see the attached
final response letter.

Thank you,
HAF FOIA Administration Section

From: Shawn Musgrave

Hello -

Once again, this is a new request that I submitted subsequent to 2013-05005-F. On 10/07/2013, I resubmitted this request in light of the fact that the requested report had been completed and submitted to Congress: https://www.muckrock.com/foi/united-states-of-america-10/report-on-education-for-pilots-of-remotely-piloted-aircraft-6067/#comm-42491

Respectfully, rather than continue to supply me with the "no records" response to my previous requests, please supply me with the requested report. I will appeal for constructive denial if you fail to do so.

Respectfully,
Shawn Musgrave

From: Sandoval, Jose

Email to acknowledge receipt of your FOIA request.

From: USAF Pentagon SAF-AA Mailbox HAF FOIA workflow

This request is closed as it is the same as a request you submitted previously
(attached) and is being processed as 2016-01371-F.

Thank you,
HAF FOIA Administration Section

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

Mr. Musgrave

This is in response to your 21 January 2016, Freedom of Information Act
request for documents relating to the report submitted to Congress in
compliance with SEC. 527. REPORT ON EDUCATION AND TRAINING AND PROMOTION.
The attached document was reviewed by SAF/LL and is being released in its
entirety.

V/r

//SIGNED//
JANET F. BEASLEY
Government Information Specialist/Paralegal
Headquarters Air Force Information Office (SAF/AAII)
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