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Supporting Documentation

 

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FedEx 2020

This is a copy of my FedEx 2020 document I worked on from 2005 to 2009.  This

Date: 2005 to 2009

document contains my ideas and solutions to issues I felt would threaten the

Length: 28 pages

corporation by the year 2020.   The most significant prediction to date was my

Author: Guy Cobb

vulnerability warning of Improvised Explosive Devices (IED’s).  This proved true in

Index Number: 0001

October of 2010 in Dubai.  Read Associated Press story here. 

See page 22 of FedEx 2020 for warning.

 

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Federal Lawsuit

Federal lawsuit filed against the Memphis Shelby County Airport Authority and

Date:  April 13, 2011

FedEx Express for Libel, Conspiracy, and Fraud.  Case No. 2:2011cv02274

Length:  43 pages

Author: Guy Cobb

Index Number:  0002

 

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AFRAM Study

This study was contracted by the Memphis Airport Authority to assess whether the

Date:  September 14, 2006

existing 2006 airport infrastructure (runways, taxiways, tunnels & bridges)  would

Length:  3 pages

be able to support FedEx’s order for 1.7 million pound A380’s.  The key finding

Author: Benjamin Bovee

in this study was AFRAM’s rebar requirements and lack of critical access.  Result:

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The rebar inside the tunnel walls is not strong enough to support an A380.

 

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AFRAM Study (Revised)

This is the revised study written by Benjamin Bovee of AFRAM. It updates

Date:  February 2007

the executive summary by removing the rebar requirements that were

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specified in the first study and only focuses on the amount of ground cover

Author: Benjamin Bovee

necessary to have placed above the tunnel to disperse an A380’s weight.

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Mr. Bovee would not comment as to why he removed the original rebar requirements.

 

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Enterprise Vulnerability Study 001

Original study I wrote as a FedEx Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery planner

Date:  December 2006

The study exposed defects with Runway 9/27 and the Hurricane Creek Tunnel

Length:  12 pages

That runs beneath the runway.  When I presented this report to FedEx Express

Author: Guy Cobb

Management I was told “don’t let this get out into the public” and to shred my

Index Number:  0005

documentation.

 

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Enterprise Vulnerability Study 002

This study documented that despite repeated requests for help, personnel

Date:  January 2007

responsible for maintaining computer equipment at the FedEx Express World

Length:  6 pages

headquarters continued to work in a dangerously substandard computer room

Author: Guy Cobb

where the equipment had caused the floor to physically sag at its center.

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A study by Tom Robinson & Associates confirmed that the floor was overloaded.

 

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FedEx Position Statement (TOSHA)

FedEx State TOSHA Position statement specific to my Enterprise Vulnerability

Date:  February 3, 2010

Study 002 (FedEx Express World Headquarters computer room floor was sagging

Length:  3 pages

because it was overloaded with computer equipment).  Ms. Diebold states that

Author:  Lynn B. Diebold

the equipment on the overloaded floor was “shifted” to other parts of the room.

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It would take more than five years to move the equipment to the first floor.

 

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OSHA Whistleblower Audit Report

I had requested an audit be performed during my Tennessee OSHA (TOSHA) and

Date:  September 30, 2010

Federal OSHA investigations. 

Length:  36 pages

This report validates both my request for an OSHA audit and my concern that

Author:  Elliot P. Lewis

that Tennessee State and Federal OSHA investigators are not handling OSHA

Index Number:  0008

whistleblower investigations properly.

 

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Fred Smith Book Review

This is Bernhard Richtert’s review of the book Overnight Success: Federal

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Express and its Renegade Creator by Vance Trimble.   The article was published

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in The Journal of Business Leadership 2000-2001.

Author: Bernhard Reichert

Index Number:  0009

 

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Letter to Chairman Fred Smith

Letter from me to FedEx Chairman Fred Smith explaining the defects with

Date:  April 26, 2010

Runway 9/27 at Memphis International and the Hurricane Creek tunnel.  Letter

Length:  8 pages

also includes the certified receipts for delivery to his home here in Memphis.

Author:  Guy Cobb

I never received a response.

Index Number:  0010

 

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Gary Rullo’s undercover FDX story

Gary Rullo worked undercover at FedEx to expose illegal activities by the

Date:  May 27, 2004

company. This is his story publicly available on the internet.

Length:  177 pages

Author:  Gary Rullo

Index Number:  0011

 

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Hurricane Creek Tunnel Diagram

This is the diagram/document that AFRAM Engineer Benjamin Bovee was

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missing when you was evaluating the Hurricane Creek Tunnel for defects.

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This document shows that the rebar within the tunnel walls is half the size

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recommended by Mr. Bovee in his first report (AFRAM Study).

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WSJ FedEx Secret Police Story

Story details how FedEx created its own secret police force sanctioned by the

Date:  May 26, 2005

US Government and the State of Tennessee.

Length:  6 pages

Author:  Robert Block

Index Number:  0013

 

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2009 MSCAA Annual Report

This report provides the details of how the MSCAA illegally funded the

Date:  June 30, 2009

Construction of the new Runway 9/27 by applying for and receiving a $45 million

Length:  111 pages

dollar credit Line from Regions Bank.  See page 28 of report.  No where in the

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MSCAA’s Charter does it allow for this type of impromptu financing.

Index Number:  0014

 

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Guy Cobb FedEx Perform. Reviews

These are all of Guy Cobb’s annual performance reviews he received while

Date:  2003 to 2009

employed with FedEx Services (2003 to 2009).  All performance ratings are either

Length: 17 pages

“Achieved Expectations” or “Exceeded Expectations”.

Author:  Multiple Managers

 

Index Number:  0015

 

 

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MSCAA Board Meeting Minutes

These are the May 20th, 2010 Memphis Shelby County Board Meeting minutes

Date: May 20, 2010

Which do not include any of my information, comments or concerns about the

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damaged walls beneath Runway 9/27.  A Kimley-Horn engineering report about

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the damaged walls was presented at this pre-meeting but not given to me for

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review until days after this meeting.

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Kimley-Horn Report Cover Page

This report is the single clearest piece of evidence that the Memphis Airport

Date:  May 19, 2010

Authority and their contractor, Kimley-Horn, conspired to bury any concerns

Length:  1 page

about the damaged walls currently holding up Runway 9/27.  See the key findings

Author:  Matthew D. Jensen

In the next document (Index Number 0016).

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Kimley-Horn Report Intro Pages

This report attempts to show that there is only one location in the tunnel that has

Date:  May 19, 2010

 a “misaligned concrete face”.  There is no mention of the other four walls that

Length:  3 pages

are all fractured and, most importantly, that all damage to all five walls is

Author:  Matthew D. Jensen

located directly beneath the runway.  I have drawn an outline around this critical

Index Number:  0018

section of the report.

 

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Kimley-Horn Report Response

After reviewing the 100 page + report I sent this response to the Memphis

Date:  June 3, 2010

Shelby County Airport Authority’s Commissioners.

Length:  3 pages

Author:  Guy Cobb

 

Index Number:  0019

 

 

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FAA Whistleblower Response 1

First letter from FAA Whistleblower Protection Program Manager Ron Rifenberg

Date:  May 11, 2010

stating my original submission sent to the FAA by OSHA investigator Michael

Length:  1 page

Moon was missing some details so it was never assigned to anyone.

Author:  Ron Rifenberg

 

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FAA Whistleblower Response 2

This letter reverses Mr. Rifenberg’s earlier decision not to investigate from a

Date:  May 18, 2010

a week earlier.  He never explains why he reveresed his decision nor why he

Length:  1 page

never answered or returned any of my four phone calls the week prior to this

Author:  Ron Rifenberg

decision.

Index Number:  0021

 

 

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FAA Whistleblower Response 3

Rather than inspect the damaged walls or runway as instructed by FAA Director

Date:  July 29, 2010

Tina Amereihn of the FAA’s Office of Quality, Integration, and Executive Services,

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Mr. Rifenberg chose to defer to the Memphis Airport Authority’s Kimley-Horn

Author:  Ron Rifenberg

Report.  Since only the FAA can certify if a runway is safe, this action completely

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defeats the purpose of having a FAA Whistleblower Program.

 

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FAA Whistleblower Report Page 1

FAA report prepared by James Castleberry with the FAA’s MEM-ADO Airports

Date:  June 29, 2010

Division.  To reiterate, the FAA never inspected the runway or Hurricane Creek

Length:  1 of 2 pages

Tunnel as I had requested.

Author: James Castleberry

 

Index Number:  0023

 

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FAA Whistleblower Report Page 2

2nd page of the above report.

Date:  June 29, 2010

Length:  2 of 2 pages

Authors:  James Castleberry

Index Number:  0024

 

 

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FAA FOIA Request Response

FAA Freedom of Information Request (FOIA) response letter from Clay Foushee,

Date:  January 25, 2011

Director of the Office of Audit and Evaluation.

Length:  1 page

 

Author:  Clay Foushee

 

Index Number:  0025

 

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Guy Cobb response letter to FAA

My response letter to Clay Foushee, Director of the FAA’s Office of Audit and

Date:  January 30, 2011

Evaluation asking him to explain all the actions made by the FAA’s Whistleblower

Length:  11 pages

Protection Program.

Author:  Guy Cobb

 

Index Number:  0026

 

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FedEx Express Smear Campaign

When I began discussing the damaged walls beneath Runway 9/27 on the

Date:  April 15, 2010

Airline Pilots Forum online in April of 2010, a FedEx Express pilot with the user

Length:  1 page

name of “Cliffy170” made this post.  The Administrative Law Judge hearing my

Author:  Cliffy170

Dept of Labor case issued a subpoena for the identity of this pilot but I have yet

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to receive a response.

 

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Letter to Senator Lamar Alexander

I sent this letter to Senator Alexander asking that he investigate who his aid,

Date:  November 29, 2010

Lauren Caldwell, spoke to on June 8, 2010 that told her that the Memphis Airport

Length:  2 pages

Authority had already requested funding to repair the damaged walls beneath

Author:  Guy Cobb

Runway 9/27.  Senator Alexander has not responded.  Click here to listen to

Index Number:  0028

Lauren Caldwell’s voicemail.

 

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Guy Cobb FedEx Services Awards

Guy Cobb FedEx Services Awards

Date:  2004 to 2009

 

Length: 5 pages

 

Author: Multiple Managers

 

Index Number:  0029

 

 

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UPS and FedEx Hub Operations

Excellent term paper produced by Alex Cosmas and Batien Martini comparing

Date:  December 14, 2007

UPS Hub Operations in Louisville, Kentucky to FedEx Hub Operations in Memphis.

Length:  40 pages

Includes references to controversial landing procedures put in place by the FAA

Authors:  Alex Cosmas, Batien Martini

In Memphis for FedEx.

Index Number:  0030

 

 

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MSCAA Staff Listing

Good reference document showing who the MSCAA staff were in 2005.  Sara

Date:  August 5, 2005

Hall, the MSCAA’s legal counsel joined in 2008 and resigned in 2010.  She is now

Length:  2 pages

Chief counsel at ALSAC the fund raising arm of St. Jude Childrens Research

Author:  Glankler Brown, PLLC

Hospital.

Index Number:  0031

 

 

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Scott Mugno Radiation Leak Letter

FedEx Safety Director Scott Mugno wrote this letter to determine if FedEx was

Date:  August 18, 2008

required to contact the National Response Center (NRC) if a package containing

Length:  9 pages

radioactive material was damaged.

Author:  Multiple

 

Index Number:  0032

 

 

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Scott Mugno Letter to DOT

This is the letter from FedEx Safety Director Scott Mugno that proves FedEx

Date:  November 25, 2008

had no interest in setting up a way to scan boxes for any reason (bombs, illegal

Length:  2 pages

drugs, etc.) because it would be too time consuming and expensive.  The intent

Author:  Scott Mugno

of this letter was to force the Department of Labor to assume all financial

Index Number:  0033

liability for removing a package from any of FDX’s time-definite-delivery stream.

 

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FedEx MD-11 accident NTSB Report

NTSB report for the FedEx MD-11 accident at Memphis International on

Date:  September 19, 2004

Runway 9/27 in September of 2004.  This accident was never reported anywhere

Length:  10 pages

by the local or national media.

Author:  NTSB investigators

 

Index Number:  0034

 

 

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Letter to the NTSB

Letter to NTSB Chair, Deborah Hersman, asking her to investigate the FedEx

Date:  December 30, 2009

MD-11 accident on September 23, 2004.

Length:  11 pages

 

Author:  Guy Cobb

 

Index Number:  0035

 

 

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Response Letter from the NTSB

Response letter from NTSB Director of Office of Aviation Safety. Mr. Haueter

Date:  March 31, 2010

states in this NTSB response that the bounced landing and tail strike occurred

Length:  1 page

before reaching the Hurricane Creek Tunnel overpass.  Not true.  The NTSB

Author:  Thomas E. Haueter

Report on record shows that the accident was not a bounced landing and that the

Index Number:  0036

tailstrike dragged for 3000 to 4000 feet.

 

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NTSB Report 09-19-2004

NTSB report specific to the FedEx MD-11 accident which took place at Memphis

Date:  September 19, 2004

on September 19, 2004.  I can find no report of this accident in the local Memphis

Length: 10 pages

or National news.  I believe this is the accident which caused the initial damage

Author:  William English

to the Hurricane Creek Tunnel at the location directly beneath Runway 9/27.

Index Number:  0037

 

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DOT Inspector General Response

Response email sent by Heather Albert, Director of the Dept of Transportation’s

Date:  July 28, 2010

Hotline Complaint Analysis Center.  Once again, rather than making any attempt 

Length: 1 page

to verify my findings, the DOT’s OIG defers to the Memphis Airport Authority’s

Author:  Heather Albert

Kimley-Horn report.  It’s extraordinary that not one single person from the DOT,

Index Number:  0038

FAA, FBI, TBI, TSA, DHS will verify the damage by looking for themselves.

 

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IF YOU HAVE INFORMATION YOU WOULD LIKE TO SHARE ABOUT HURRICANE CREEK, ANONYMOUSLY OR OTHERWISE, YOU MAY CONTACT ME AT guy@guycobb.com

 

This documentation and the author, Guy Cobb, are protected by the United States Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 Section 806 -- Protection for Employees of Publicly Traded Companies Who Provide Evidence of Fraud; the False Claims Act; the Wendell H. Ford Aviation Investment and Reform Act For the 21st Century (AIR21) Public Law 106-181, April 5, 2000 49 USC Section 42121 Subchapter III – Whistleblower Protection Program and the American Reinvestment & Recovery Act, Article 4 Section 1553.

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