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DEPARTMENT THEAIR FORCE OF

DC WASHINGTON

OFFICE THE OF GET{ERAL COUNSEL

SAF/GCA 1740 Air ForcePentagon 40 Washington 2033 DC 0-17 Mr. Eric Larson

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DearMr. Larson to (2011-00056-4) the December 2010response 1, of This letterreplies your appeal to a 25,2010,you submitted your Freedom InformdtionAct (FOIA) request.On November of "all related FOIA request the HQ AFOSI FOIA Office (HQ AFOSIDilLD requesting records to and/orMelek Jan and/orMelek CanDickerson and/orMaj. DouglasDickerson to SibelEdmons, wasreceived and regarding Maj. Dickerson Dickerson.Reportedly, letterfrom SibelEdmonds a 2002." a reply given,by AFOSI August-September Air Branch,Headquarters, Force Accordingto Ann E. Costa,Chief,InformationRelease of (AFOSI),AFOSI canneitherconfirmnor denythe existence Office of SpecialInvestigation to the the I the informationyou haverequested. havebeendelegated responsibility conduct your appeal regarding of Offrceof the Secretary the Air Forcereviewin your case.I considered it and the AFOSI informationyou requested determined shouldbe denied.
The Air Force can neither confirm nor deny the existenceof the information you have requested. This constitutesthe final Air Force action on your appealregarding AFOSI records. The FOIA, 5 U.S.C. $ 552, providesfor judicial review of this determination.

Sincerely

&ttL ,( /ar,ta,.,CHERI L. CANNON DeputyGeneral Counsel (Fiscal,EthicsandAdministrative Law)

OF DEPARTMENT THEAIR FORCE
AIR FORCE LEGAL OPERATIONSAGENCY HEADQUARTERS

18.201I Januarv

AFLOA/JACL Information Litigation l50l WilsonBlvd,7thFloor -2403 ArlingtonV A 22209 Mr. Erik Larson

Dear Mr. Larson your FOIA appeal (2011-00056-4)datedDecember We received 23,2010 from HQ AFOSI/)flLL Pleaserefer to the abovenumber in any future correspondence with us regarding in this appeal. Our policy is to processappeals the order in which we receivethem. We received this appealDecember 28,2010. When we have completedour review, your appealwill be forwardedto the Office of the Secretary the Air Force for final action. That office will responddirectly to you concerning of that action. Pleasenotify our offrce if your address incorrector if it changes is during this process. Thank you for your patienceand be assured that we will review your appealas carefully and quickly as possible. If you haveany questions, office canbe reached (703) 696-9290. our at Sincerely

Information Litigation Branch

cc: HQ AFOSIDilLI(2011-APP-00008)

DEPARTilENT THEAIR FORCE OF
INVESTIGATIONS AIR FORCE OFFICE SPECIAL OF

HQ AFOSI/XILI P.O.BOX 2218 Waldorf, MD 20604 Erik Larson

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DearMr. Larson. This letteris to informyou about status your appeal (AFOSI2011-APP-00008). the of You appealed decisionrelatedto your request informationaboutSibelEdmonds, our Maj. for DouglasDickersonand/orMelek CanDouglas.We havecompleted portionof the appeal our process, we haveforwardthe package the Secretary Air Forcevia the Air ForceLegal and to of Operations Agency. You will receivea letterof acknowledgement themshortly. from

4lilJ/J,r/\, MICHAE.L-J6NKINS
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DEPARTilIENT THEAIR FORCE OF
INVESTIGATIONS AIR FORCE OFFICE SPECIAL OF

HQ AFOSVXILI P. O . O X 22 1 8 B Waldorf, MD 20604 Mr. Erik Larson

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DearMr. Larson. This letteris in response your 23 December 2010Freedom InformationAct Appeal of to regarding yourrequest 28 December 2010andhave AFOSI 2011-FOIA-00098. received We on assigned tracking the number to AFOSI20l l-APP-00008 you. of Oncewe complete portionof your appeal, will thenforwardit to the Secretary we our processing. the Air Forcevia the Air ForceLegalOperating Oncewe Agencyfor further conclude portion we will notiff you via letter. our please aboveand If you needto contact aboutyour request, write to the address us pertaining this request.You may reference to AFOSI 2011-APP-00008 all correspondence on or by alsocontact FOIA/PAadministrators emailat AFOSI.HQ.FOIA@.oen.af.mil the via telephone 301-870-1 at 104.

Sincerely

MICHAEL JENKINS Information ReleaseBranch

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December 23,20L0
AFOSID(LI PO Box 2218 Waldod MD 20604-2218 Dear Secretaryof the Air Force, "all This is an appealof AFOSI's denial of my FOIA request201I-FOIA-00098, for records related to Sibel Edmonds and/orMaj. Douglas Dickerson and/or Melek Can Dickerson and/orMelek JanDickerson." A copy of the denial letter is enclosed. Reportedly, a letter from Sibel Edmonds regarding Maj. Dickerson was received in August or Septemberof 2002, and a reply was sent to her September10, 2002by Col. Worth of the AFOSI: http ://www.j ustacitizen. com/articl es:documentslDODJetters. htm The letter Col. Worth sent to Ms. Edmonds, a private citizen, was sentby US regular mail, therefore,it is not a "criminal investigationrecord," and it doesnot contain classified information, and can be releasedunder FOIA. Any information that might violate the Privacy Act, such as Ms. Edmonds' addressor phone number, can be redacted from this letter prior to it being sentto me. In addition to Col. Worth's letter, I am interestedin all other records regarding my PresidentObama'sFOIA Memorandum original requestwhich may be legally disclosed. and Attorney General (AG) Holder's FOIA Guidelines mandatea presumption of opennessand disclosure.The Presidenthas directed that, "[i]n the face of doubt, prevails", and the AG "strongly encourage[s] agencies make discretionary to openness disclosures information." Please verify if thesestandards were appliedto my original of request,and apply them to this appeal.I urge you to exerciseyour discretion in releasing records, considering the great public interest in governmenttransparencyand accountability. Sincerely,

Erik Larson

DEPARTTIENT THEAIR FORCE OF
AIR FORCE OFFICE OF SPECIAL INVESTIGATIONS

HQ AFOSVXILI P . O . o x2 2 1 8 B Waldorf,MD 20604-2218 Erik Larson
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Dear Mr. Larson. This letter is in responseto your 25 Novernber 2010 Freedom of Information Act request Nlelek Can for "aii records related to Sibel Edmonds an<i/orMaj. Douglas Dickerson aurd/or your requeston 26 Novernber 2010. HQ Dickerson and/or Melek Jan Dickerson". We received AFOSVXILI can neither confirm nor deny the existenceof the information you have requested. We did not searchour electronic indices to determinewhether or not the requestedrecord exists. If the record does exist, OSI will not releaseit to you without either anotaized consent signed by the individual whose records were requestedor a court order signedby a federal judge ordering the record's release. Releasinga criminal investigation record to you without either of these would constitute an unwarrantedinvasion of the namedperson's privacy and it would violate the Privacy Act (5 United StatesCode 552a). The authority for this responseto you is found at 5

u.s.c. 552(b)(6) (b)(7)(c). and InformationAct request.Shouldyou decide This letter constitutes denialof your Freedom a of you that an appeal this decisionis necessary, mustwrite to the Secretary the Air Forceandit to and 2011-FOIA-00098 postmarked from the dateof this letter. Reference mustbe within 60 days your reasons reconsideration a copyof this letter. The letter and and includein the appeal for envelope shouldbe clearlymarked Secretary theAir Force of Thru: AFOSI/XILI P.O. Box2218 Waldod MD 20604-2218
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To. afosi. hq.foia@ogn. mil af. (AFOSI), Dear Air Force Office of SpecialInvestigations This is a request under the Freedom of lnformation Ac'tfor and and all recordsrelatedto Sibel Edmondsandlor Maj. Douglas Dickersonand/or Melek Can Dickersonandlor MelekJan Dickerson. Reportedly, letterfrom Sibel EdmonG regardingMaj. Dickerson a was received,and a reply given, by AFOSI August-September 2002: http:/Aryww.historycommons.orolcontext.isp?item=a092002AFlnvestioationDickersonlnncnt# a092002AF1 nvestiqatio nDickerson ncnt In I am makingthis requestas a privateindividual. am Wlling to pay up to $20 in connection with this request; I please notify me in adance if fees will be higher. Sincerely, Erik Larson

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