|Submitted||Feb. 26, 2015|
To Whom It May Concern:
This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:
The list of all USO tours that took place in the year 2014, including the name of the performer, the dates of performance, the location(s) of performance, and all other available segregable date.
The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, and is not being made 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.
Beryl C.D. Lipton
ATTN: Beryl C.D. Lipton
Boston, MA 02205-5819
Sent via electronic mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dear Ms. Lipton:
This is the final response to your February 26, 2015 Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request for a "list of all USO tours that took place in the year 2014, including the name of the performer, the dates of performance, the location(s) of performance, and all other available segregable date." Your request was received in this office on February 26, 2015 and assigned FOIA case number 15-F-0790.
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 and the Joint Chiefs of Staff. The United Service Organizations Inc. (USO Show) is a nonprofit organization that provides programs, services and live entertainment to United States troops and their families. Although congressionally chartered, it is not a government agency. The tour information can be found on the USO website at: http://www.uso.org/tours.aspx?showallarchived=true. You can contact the USO by phone with your questions at 1-888-484-3876.
If you are not satisfied with this action, you may petition the Appellate Authority, the Director of Administration, Office of the Secretary of Defense, by writing directly to the OSD/Joint Staff Freedom of Information, ATTN: Appeals Office, 1155 Defense Pentagon, Washington, D.C. 20301-1155; you may also submit your appeal electronically at the following link: http://pal.whs.mil/palMain.aspx. Your appeal should be postmarked within 60 calendar days of the date of this mail, should cite case number 15-F-0790, and should be clearly marked "Freedom of Information Act Appeal." Your request is now closed in this Office. There are no fees associated with this response.
Adrienne M. Santos,
Government Information Specialist
for Suzanne Council on behalf of
M.L. Wahling, Acting Chief,
Freedom of Information Act Division
OSD/JS FOIA Office