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9/11 Commission Memo Saying Pentagon Has Not Produced All Documents Related to Otis Air Force Base

9/11 Commission Memo Saying Pentagon Has Not Produced All Documents Related to Otis Air Force Base

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An internal 9/11 Commission memo from October 2003 stating that the Department of Defense has not provided the commission with the relevant documents it asked for regarding Otis Air Force Base. Fighters were scrambled from the base on 9/11.

Two commission staffers visited the base and found that several materials not produced by the Defense Department existed.
An internal 9/11 Commission memo from October 2003 stating that the Department of Defense has not provided the commission with the relevant documents it asked for regarding Otis Air Force Base. Fighters were scrambled from the base on 9/11.

Two commission staffers visited the base and found that several materials not produced by the Defense Department existed.

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MEMORANDUM
TO
FRONT OFFICEFrom: Team
8/John
Farmer & Dana Hyde
RE:
DoD
Document ProductionOtis
Air
Force BaseDate: October20,2003
Our
understanding coming
out of the
Commission meeting
last
week
is
that
we are to
follow
closely
and
keep
the
Commission apprised
of DoD and in
particular NORAD'scompliance with
our
document requests. Outlined below
is a
memo regarding
our
experience
at
Otis
Air
Force
Base.
We are
scheduled
to
visit NEADS next week
and
will
provide
the
Front
Office
with
a
similar summary
of our
findings there.
As you can
see, our experience at Otis closely mirrors our experience with the FAA, but we will
reserve
judgment until
we
return
from
NEADS.
BACKGROUND
On
June
13,
2003
the
Commission submitted
to DoD a
request
seeking,
inter alia:
(1)
All transcripts,
tapes
and
other documents
of the Air
Force Bases
from
which
aircraft
were scrambled in support of NEADS's response on
9/11,
related to theresponse
of
such
aircraft
to the
hijackings
of
9/11; (Request
No. 4,
Item
7)(2) All
transcripts, tapes
and
other documents
of the
parent wings
of
aircraft
scrambled in support of NEADS's response on
9/11,
related to the response of
such
aircraft
to the hijackings of
9/11; (Request
No. 4,
Item
6)(3) The
pilot logs
for
each pilot that
was
scrambled
in
support
of
NEADS' response
to the
hijackings
on 9/11,
including
but not
limited
to the
pilots that scrambled
outof
Otis Air Force Base,
Langley
Air Force
Base,
Andrews Air
Force
Base, Toledo
Air
Force
Base
and
Selfridge
Air
Force Base. (Request
No. 4,
Item
8)
The items were due to the Commission on June30,2003.In response to
these
requests,
the
Commission receivedaone-page mission report(NCT#23730) atwo-pagelog(NCT#26398-99)
and a
two-page
flight
data
form.
(NCT#23731-32).
OTIS
AIR
FORCE BASE
On
October
14-15,
John Farmer
and
John
Azzarello
visited Otis
Air
Force Base
and met
with
the
following
three individuals:
(l.j
[(Command
Post
Duty
Controller)'
(2)
Maj. Daniel Nash
(one
of two
pilots
scrambled
out of
Otis);
and
.(.31 I(Wing
historian). Other personnel involved
in the air
defense operation
on 9/11 --
including
the
lead pilot
from
Otis
and the
Wing Commander
-
were unavailable
to
meet
with
us and
therefore
we
will
need
to
return
to
6tis.
In
the
course
of
these interviews
we
uncovered
the
existence
of the
following documents,
noneof
which were produced
to the
Commission pursuant
to our
requests:
9/11 Personal Privacy

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