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Re: FOIA Air Force reply

From: RGates8254@aol.com [Robert Gates]
Date: Mon, 10 Nov 1997 13:07:09 -0500 (EST)
Fwd Date: Tue, 11 Nov 1997 03:01:11 -0500
Subject: Re: FOIA Air Force reply


>  From: UFOLAWYER1@aol.com [Peter A. Gersten]
>  Date: Tue, 4 Nov 1997 16:21:15 -0500 (EST)
>  To: updates@globalserve.net
>  Subject: FOIA Air Force reply

>  The following letter is the Air Force's response to the Army's
>  referral of my FOIA request concerning the 'Day After Roswell'.
>  It should be remembered that it was the Army, not I, who referred
>  my request to the Air Force.

Is this any surprise to anybody?  Before the Roswell reports when
you filed a foia request you got the standard Bluebook package,
copies of press releases as to why their were no UFOs blah blah,
how the AF quit in 1969 etc etc.

Now when you file a request, you are going to get something very
similar to the below letter.

What this is called is "key word recognition" which means that
any time the Army people get a request which mentions the words
CARSO, OR DAY AFTER ROSWELL or similar, they will instantly refer
the request to the AF.  Why, because every military service knows
that UFOs were once officially the perview of project
bluebook/AF.

Now when the AF gets a copy of same request they will default
with the below letter, and OR the same old standard UFO package,
copy of the 1969 press release that terminated blue book, we are
no longer interested, blah blah:


>  DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE
>  11th WING

>  October 16, 1997

>  11 CS/SCSR (FOIA)
>  1000 Air Force Pentagon
>  Washington, DC 20330-1000

>  Peter A. Gersten, Esq.
>  Attorney at Law
>  7349 Via paseo Del Sur #515-194
>  Scottsdale, AZ 85258

>  Dear Mr. Gersten

>  This is in response to your September 10, 1997 Freedom of
>  Information request.

>  This office is not a repository for UFO information.

>  Copies of the Roswell Reports are sold by the Government Printing
>  Office, Superintendent of Documents, Mail Stop: SSOP, Washington
>  DC 20402-9328. Please reference The Roswell Report: Fact vs.
>  Fiction in the New Mexico Desert, ISBN 0-16-048023-X and The
>  Roswell Report: Case Closed ISBN 0-16-049018-9.

>  Michael Parker is our action officer on (703) 696-7266.

>  Sincerely,

>  RHONDA JENKINS
>  Acting Freedom of Information Manager

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