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DaveTrojan

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Navy Accident reports Response time

I just received my request today 

 Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request submitted via FOIA online on August 9, 2018. 

So, they are running about 5 1/2 months behind. 

Also They sent me a CD with pdf file on it, heavily redacted vice paper copy

They contacted me soon after the request wanting to know what minimum I required. 

They sent me only what they call the "summary of the accident report", findings, and recommendations (no crew medical information or aircraft maintenance records)

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  5 1/2 months.  Thats nice to know ... I just submitted my first navy FOIA yesterday.[mad]
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I have the exact turn around on Navy Safety.   About 5-6 months.

Per their previous letters to me, they have all reports 1970+.

Navy Historical has everything prior to 1970 (per Navy Safety).

I have not got anything from Navy Historical in 2-3+ years.   

Navy Safety closes the pre-1970 FOIA request, after forwarding it to Navy Historical.  Then Navy Historical never responds...

They must be very short-staffed.

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Interesting...I made a Navy FOIA request back in July, 2018, and received an email confirmation of my request three months later in October. Still haven't received it....

On a different note, does anyone wreck chasing long enough remember the Air Force FOIA manager, Louie Alley? His policy was no more than 3 requests at a time. He was great in that you could call or email him for requests and you would usually get them that same day, if not the next. My request was always the same- narrative, maps and all photos; it was really hit-or-miss on what you'd get. I recall being frustrated on a few 1950's reports when I'd receive 2-4 photos and you knew there were more. Given the long turn-around times now, I really appreciate Louie.
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"They must be very short-staffed."

When I visited the Navy Historical Office at the Washington Navy Yard in 1998 it was a little tiny cluttered set of rooms in a sub basement.  They let me dig though aircraft card reels on an old janky microfilm reader from the early 70s.  Not exactly AFHRA at Maxwell.

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You guys are not going to believe me but i filed my navy FOIA on 23 january and got it via email today ( 9 days ).  42 pages with good pictures.  Blew my mind.  Fastest FOIA i have ever seen.

  The only thing i can figure is that once somebody requests a FOIA for a specific event ( Be it a ship, plane, helo ) they keep a redacted copy in the file so that if some one else requests the same report they dont have to redact it again.

  Anchors Away !!
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Amazing
They must have already had it redacted
TreyB

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Ehhh, Steve.... mind doing my FOIA requests....???[rolleyes]    Seriously, that is incredible.

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