Department. This is being treated as an inter-agency matter and the expectation is to have an official.

update on the situation sometime later today.
I explained our situation to PAO regarding member RFls and reinforced that, while we too read info
online, we can't go forward officially until we have a cleared statement from them. I believe they, now,
For the record, I was informed that they have engaged with the various outlets reporting Marine casualties
I'll keep you posted.
USMC Office of Legislative Affairs
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Subject: FW : FAST and SPMAGTF 12.2 RFls from Senator McCain 's office
FYI. ...
Not sure where you want to go with this. We are directed to submit this info over
NIPR and keep it unclass , but it's a valid poi nt below concerning how the info is
passed to t he staffers based on their classification. We'll look at the assertion
below l ater , we get thi s info from the service component command and r eflect their
classification.
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Sent : Friday, November 82, 2812 4:49 PM
To: USN (US); USARMY (US )
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USMC (US); USMC (US)
Subject : FAST and SPMAGTF 12 . 2 RFIs from Senator McCain' s office
Good Aft ernoon. My name i s and I wo rk fo
as ked t hat I send this email .
Attached , for your review, is a draft copy of the updated information paper
and associ at ed attachment s addr essing the RFI s from Senat or McCain.
If you have any questions or additions, please let me know.
Thank you and have a good eveni ng.
VI R
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As I mentioned towards the end of the previous email, we received the following
comeback RFI from Sen McCain's defense fellow: Can the USMC further clarify the
official status of these aircraft and also provide the total number of personnel
(broken down by rank and service) that were at NAS Sigonella f r om the SPMAGTF?
I believe you answered the first part about the KC-130s with this afternoon.
You may not have provided personnel numbers in the second part. As a dutiful
Service I am submitting our answers to you as follows:
SPMAGTF-A had 2 KC-130Ts supporting its operations. On 11 September 2012, one KC-
130T (AIC BUNO 022) was on station in Sigonella, Italy and the other KC-130T (AIC
BUNO 311) was in Djibouti, Africa, Neither aircraft was in an alert status. The
two aircraft were in a full mission capable status, ready to be employed, but both
aircraft lacked Aircraft Survivability Equipment (flares) which increased
operational risk .
There were seventy total SPMAGTF-A personnel at NAS Sigonella on 11 September
2012. There were nine Marine Corps officers, fifty-eight enlisted Marines and
three enlisted Sailors. Per SPMAGTF-A reporting, the associated ranks were as
follows:
USMC Officers USMC Enlisted
1 USMC LtCol 1 USMC MSgt 1 USN
3 USMC Maj 2 USMC GySgt
3 USMC Capt 12 USMC SSgt
1 USMC CW03 19 USMC Sgt
1 USMC CW02 14 USMC Cpl
10 USMC LCpl
There is no cure like secure. Have a good weekend,
USMC
Headquarters , U.S. Marine Corps
USN Enlisted
HMI
2 USN HMC
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