US/France Jet Sharing Libya 2011 (AFRICOM)

Bud Force filed this request with the U.S. Africa Command of the United States of America.
Tracking # DON-NAVY-2017-006132
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From: Bud Force

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Information relating to United States pilots flying French jets during Operation Odyssey Dawn, Operation Unified Protector, and any other related operations, including information on how many U.S. pilots flew French jets, how many French jets were flown by U.S. pilots, how many missions U.S. pilots participated in while flying French jets, and which aircraft carrier or carriers U.S. pilots flew French jets from during the period of March to October of 2011.

President Barack Obama made mention of U.S. pilots flying French Jets during these operations in a speech on November 04, 2011, the transcript of which is publicly available online. https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2011/11/04/remarks-president-obama-honoring-alliance-between-united-states-and-fran

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, 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,

Bud Force

From: Simmons, Angelica Y CIV AFRICOM ACCS-HC (US)

Dear Mr. Force,

This is in response to your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request received by the USAFRICOM FOIA Requester Service Center on October 17th 2016. You requested the following: Information relating to United States pilots flying French jets during Operation Odyssey Dawn, Operation Unified Protector, and any other related operations, including information on how many U.S. pilots flew French jets, how many French jets were flown by U.S. pilots, how many missions U.S. pilots participated in while flying French jets, and which aircraft carrier or carriers U.S. pilots flew French jets from during the period of March to October of 2011.

In processing your request, we determined that your request is a matter under the purview of U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa. Accordingly, your request has been referred for their processing and direct reply to you. Should you have any questions regarding your request, please write directly to the address below.

Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa
U.S. Sixth Fleet
PSC 809, Box 70
FPO, AE 09626

If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact me by phone at + (49) 0711-729-4287, or email: africom.stuttgart.accc.list.foia-mba@mail.mil, and refer to case number 2017-03.

Sincerely,

Angelica Y. Simmons
Freedom of Information Act &
Privacy Act Officer
U.S. Africa Command
DSN: 314 421 4287
Commercial: +49 0 711 729 4287

From: Simmons, Angelica Y CIV AFRICOM ACCS-HC (US)

Hello Mr. Force,

As previously notified by email, the matter described in your request falls under the Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa. Your request has been referred to their agency for processing.

Sincerely,

Angelica Y. Simmons
Freedom of Information Act &
Privacy Act Officer
U.S. Africa Command
DSN: 314 421 4287
Commercial: +49 0 711 729 4287

From:

Good morning,

Attached is the letter acknowledging your FOIA request. Additionally, if you
are requesting any information in reference to your FOIA request, please
reference the assigned FOIA request number DON-NAVY-2017-006132. Thanks and
have a great day!

Very Respectfully,
Doslyn London-Rodrigues
Force Judge Advocate
Paralegal Specialist
Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe
Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Africa
Commander, U.S. SIXTH Fleet
DSN: 314-626-4792
NIPR: Doslyn.Rodrigues@eu.navy.mil
SIPR: Doslyn.Rodrigues@eu.navy.smil.mil

From:

Good afternoon,

I received your email update request for FOIA DON-NAVY-2017-006132.
Currently, I am unable to provide you with an exact date because we are
still conducting a records search. However, I just would like to reassure
you that CNE-CNA -C6F is working diligently to respond to your FOIA request
in a timely manner. Please feel free to contact me with any further
questions or concerns.

Very Respectfully,
Doslyn London-Rodrigues
Force Judge Advocate
Paralegal Specialist
Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe
Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Africa
Commander, U.S. SIXTH Fleet
DSN: 314-626-4792
NIPR: Doslyn.Rodrigues@eu.navy.mil
SIPR: Doslyn.Rodrigues@eu.navy.smil.mil

From:

Good afternoon,
I received your email update request for FOIA DON-NAVY-2017-006132.
However, we are requesting additional time to process your request because
we are still coordinating with multiple directorates within CNE-CNA-C6F in
order to do a comprehensive search of our records. Responding to your FOIA
request is a top priority for CNE-CNA-C6F; therefore, I can assure you that
we are working diligently to respond to your FOIA request in a timely
manner. Please feel free to contact me with any further questions or
concerns. If you would like to speak to me, feel free to provide me with a
contact number where you can be reached. Have a great day!

Very Respectfully,
Doslyn London-Rodrigues
Force Judge Advocate
Paralegal Specialist
Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe
Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Africa
Commander, U.S. SIXTH Fleet
DSN: 314-626-4792
NIPR: Doslyn.Rodrigues@eu.navy.mil
SIPR: Doslyn.Rodrigues@eu.navy.smil.mil

From: Doslyn.Rodrigues@eu.navy.mil

Dear Mr. Bud Force,

SUBJECT:  FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT REQUEST (DON-NAVY-2017-006132)

This letter responds to your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request dated October 15, 2016 in which you requested “Information relating to United States pilots flying French jets during Operation Odyssey Dawn, Operation Unified Protector, and any other related operations, including information on how many U.S. pilots flew French jets, how many French jets were flown by U.S. pilots, how many missions U.S. pilots participated in while flying French jets, and which aircraft carrier or carriers U.S. pilots flew French jets from during the period of March to October of 2011.”  Your request was transferred to this office from U.S. Africa Command on May 1, 2017 and assigned Case File Number DON-NAVY-2017-006132 through the FOIAonline tool.

Your request has been processed in accordance with the FOIA (5 U.S.C. §552), Part 701 of Title 32 of the Code of Federal Regulations, and the Department of the Navy FOIA Program (SECNAVINST 5720.42F).

Despite a diligent search for records, no responsive documents have been found.  If you believe that an adequate search was not conducted, you may consider this an adverse determination of your request that may be appealed, in writing, to the Office of the Judge Advocate General (Code 14), 1322 Patterson Ave., SE, Suite 3000, Washington Navy Yard DC 20374-5066.  I recommend that any appeal contain a statement as to why you believe a diligent search was not conducted.  I also recommend that both the envelope and statement bear the notation “FOIA Appeal.”  Your appeal must be postmarked within 60 days of the date of this letter.

Any questions concerning this matter should be directed to my Paralegal Specialist, Mrs.
Doslyn London-Rodrigues, USN, or my Legalman First Class Petty Officer (IW) Jean Yusten, USN.  They may be reached at 011-39-081-568-4792 or Doslyn.Rodrigues@eu.navy.mil, and 011-39-081-568-4285 or jean.yusten@eu.navy.mil, respectively.

From: Doslyn.Rodrigues@eu.navy.mil

DON-NAVY-2017-006132 has been processed with the following final disposition: No responsive records.

From:

Good afternoon Mr. Bud Force,

Attached is the final response letter to your FOIA request. Have a great day!

Very Respectfully,
Doslyn London-Rodrigues
Force Judge Advocate
Paralegal Specialist
Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe
Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Africa
Commander, U.S. SIXTH Fleet
DSN: 314-626-4792
NIPR: Doslyn.Rodrigues@eu.navy.mil
SIPR: Doslyn.Rodrigues@eu.navy.smil.mil

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