Skip to comments.FREEPER HELP NEEDED ON FOIA REQUEST
Posted on 12/08/2009 5:22:15 AM PST by WVKayaker
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WE GOT THIS LETTER FROM THE FOIA OFFICER, AND NEED YOUR HELP. IF THE INFORMATION IS IMPORTANT TO YOU, PLEASE TAKE TIME TO SEND AN EMAIL TO TSGT OCAMPO AT ANDREWS AFB AND LET HIM KNOW YOU HAVE NO CONNECTION TO THE SITE, BUT DESIRE THE INFORMATION SOUGHT. HELP TODAY.
HIS EMAIL ADDRESS IS ;
"744 CS/SCOKP FOIA Manager" <89CS.SCSAR@afncr.af.mil>
THE CASE INFO (SUBJECT LINE) IS:
ALL AF1 ACTIVITY CASE # 10-00635
(Excerpt) Read more at site.wherezobama.org ...
Date: 22 October 2009
HC 78, Box 127E
Delray, WV 26714
To: 844 CG/SCPKR (FOIA)
1535 COMMAND DR. - ST. B-109
ANDREWS AFB, MD 20762
Subject: Flight information, asset distribution, and associated costs I am herein requesting PUBLIC information concerning ALL past and future movements of the President since January 20, 2009 post Inauguration utilizing DOD assets, and others. I have compiled a list (attached) from public sources detailing events and locations. I have used assumptions about flight segments, and would like those confirmed or corrected. Please add, amend, or delete this list as necessary.
The list is also available electronically for capture at the website. What is not readily available is a listing of assets used in conjunction with these missions.
I would like a list of all those assets deployed for the purpose of transporting and staging equipment, personnel, and any other associated costs (including number of USAF personnel paid TDY, per diem, or other extra-salaried payments) pertaining to AF1 operations. Further, I request continuing future access to this specified PUBLIC information, after-the-fact.. It is not our intention to publish any information detrimental to the security of the President. This requests includes travel for the First Lady, Mrs. Obama.
For example, in the NatGeo videos, there are C-17s, C-???s, Marine Helos, etc.,deploying SS protective details and advance teams, all directly tasked to the Presidents missions. We see news snippets of jets, helos, limos, vans, and lots of people, with no apparent open accounting of the costs, both nationally, as well as locally..
I have established a website (www.wherezobama.org), and have begun historically detailing each Presidential mission for the specific intent of informing and educating the public as to logistics and estimated costs, as well as opinions concerning its purposed use. It is a public, non-subscription, free site. I am hereby requesting this waiver of fees associated with this public disclosure, pursuant to Category 2 of the schedule as Educational and/or News Media outlet.
INFORMATION SOUGHT per each mission:
1. Mission date, airport destination, and purpose. Including Air miles flown, Flight time logged, take-off/landing cycles, gallons of fuel consumed, and estimated hourly cost for each type asset deployed.
2. Additional Air Force Equipment deployed and utilized, including ALL vehicles, aircraft, and purpose for deployment.
3. Total listing of Air Force Personnel deployed per each mission, by classification. Individual identity of USAF mission personnel is not sought.
4. Boarding List or Roster of all passengers traveling aboard AF1 and associated assets, both official and non-official, Include family and friends by name, and if traveling in any official capacity. Other Military and protective details individual names not requested, but total number of souls aboard information is sought.
5. Payload details for all mission assets,by type, such as Marine Helo aircraft, limousines, vans, suburbans and other personnel carrying vehicles. Classified information not sought as to specifics, other than type and number, and type USAF assets utulized for deployment.
Payload weight and empty weight for each asset deployed.
In addition, I request the following aditional information: Annual budget of your department, and all granted special requests for additional operational funds, or requests thereof. Air miles allocated for regularly anticipated Presidential movements within that budget.
Respectfully submitted this 22nd Day of October, 2009
From a RECENT post on FreeRepublic.com ...
Cost Of A Date
From a former Air Force Colonel....
First, let me say that Ive moved three presidents up to now and Ive seen incredible waste. But, the new guy really takes the cake. I dont have an issue with the President promising his wife dinner and a show or that he even takes his wife out. But, when I saw the news say that the date cost $24,000, heres what you DONT know.
Three days before dinner a C-17 flew Marines and the helicopter maintenance equipment to JFK Airport . The day before dinner I flew the USSS (secret service) and the motorcade to JFK Airport .
Our crew of 5 spent two days and nights at the Hilton in Times Square . My hotel bill: $621.66 plus $64 a day in per diem. The USSS guys were at a different Hilton in NYC, so figure that cost another $14,000 (or so) plus per diem. The Marines had to have cost as much and were there four days, so figure another $55,000 plus per diem (for 44 Marines).
We were supposed to fly the motorcade back and go home, but the Air Force was so short of C-17s that we were re-tasked to take the motorcade back, return to JFK and take the helicopter back to Quantico. When we got back to JFK, while the pilot was turning the plane around to park, he noticed a rotor blade sticking out of the hangar where the helicopter was parked and informed me that either it wasnt ready to transport or it was flying home. After shutting down I walked over to the hangar and to my surprise I find FIVE helicopters, not ONE.
Were obviously not transporting five big helicopters. I went and talked to the Marines guarding the fleet and found that they were flying all five helicopters home and we were only transporting the Marines and the maintenance equipment. After talking to the Marine(s) in charge, I was told that the White House requested FIVE helicopters. The Marines told me that they spent all morning trying to figure out how much it cost them to come and said they figured it cost them $140,000 to stay there (I dont know where they came up with that) and the trips total had to be about $1,000,000. We heard that the President didnt use Air Force One (the 747) so I asked if he came in on one of the 757s. I was told that he came in on THREE Air Force Lear jets.
So, date night consisted of:
2 C-17s flying three missions, 3 Lear jets, 5 Helicopters, Presidential Motorcade, 44 Marines, more than 20 USSS personnel on our plane. Who knows what it cost the NYPD and NY Port Authority (at the airport) in overtime.
These are the same people that chastised the automobile CEOs for using their aircraft. It further proves that the media only use the facts that make the President look good and hide any facts that will detract from his persona. Is this the change we expected?
Talk with friends and those who are not blinded by charisma. Many folks I know who voted for Obama are very disappointed and sorry they did so. The Emperors clothes on a grand scale. Transparency? Remember, 2010 is just around the corner. All we have to do is survive long enough.