The Radio First Termer FOIA Request Letter
Here is the text of the FOIA request letter I sent to the Air
Force on May 21, 1997 to see if the Air Force has any material
pertaining to Radio First Termer that has been lying around for
years in some dusty storeroom. I drafted this page with the help
of the FOIA request letter
generator sponsored by the Reporters
Committee for Freedom of the Press. Unfortunately, the
FOIA request yielded nothing, although it was worth a try. If
the federal government is holding on to any tapes of RFT, you
can be sure that they are sitting right along side of
documentation of the Roswell incident and who really shot JFK.
May 21, 1997
U.S. Air Force
620 Air Force, Pentagon
Washington, D.C. 20330-1620
Dear FOI Officer:
Pursuant to the federal Freedom of Information Act, 5 U.S.C.
§ 552, I request access to and copies of any audio recordings
of and documents and photographs pertaining to Radio First Termer,
a pirate radio station that operated in near Thon Son Ute AFB in
South Vietnam circa 1971. For additional information, please view
my web page on Radio First Termer at
I agree to pay reasonable duplication fees for the processing of
this request in an amount not to exceed $100. However, please
notify me prior to your incurring any expenses in excess of that
If my request is denied in whole or part, I ask that you justify
all deletions by reference to specific exemptions of the act. I
will also expect you to release all segregable portions of
otherwise exempt material. I, of course, reserve the right to
appeal your decision to withhold any information or to deny a
waiver of fees.
I look forward to your reply within 10 business days, as the
statute requires. I can be reached during the day at xxx-xxx-xxxx
at extension xxx.
Thank you for your assistance.
J. William Snyder, Jr.
Here is the initial response to my FOIA request I got
from the Air Force :
June 17, 1997
11 CS/SCSR (FOIA)
1000 Air Force Pentagon
Washington, DC 20333-1000
Dear Mr. Snyder
This is in response to your May 21, 1997 Freedom of Information
We checked with the Air Force History Support Office and the
Armed Forces Radio and Television Service. They could not locate
any records responsive to your request.
We forwarded your request to the Pacific Air Forces/IM (FOIA),
25 E Street, Suite G103, Hickam AFB, HI 96853-5001. They will
reply directly to you.
The undersigned is the action officer on (703) 695-4992.
/s/ Rhonda M Jenkins
RHONDA M. JENKINS
Acting Freedom of Information Manager
And here is the second response that I got:
JUL 07 1997
HQ PACAF/SCM (FOI)
25 E St Ste C319
Hickam AFB HI 96853-5409
Dear Mr Snyder
This responds to your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request,
May 21, 1997. It was received by this office on 23 Jun 97.
A search (manual and computer) of our historical repository was
conducted. No records responsive to your request were found.
/s/ J.W. Hooks,
JOEL W. HOOKS, Lt Col, USAF
Acting Chief, Systems Maintenance Division
Directorate of Communications & Information
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