Legal Office

The Keesler Air Force Base Office of the Staff Judge Advocate provides high-quality legal advice and expertise in the areas of civil law, contract law, labor law, environmental law, claims and military justice for courts-martial and non-judicial punishment actions. The Office also provides legal assistance to individual military members, retirees and family members on personal, non-criminal legal matters.

 

Military Justice

Helpful Military Justice links:

Air Force Trial Docket

Manual for Courts-Martial

The Military Commander and the Law (2017) is a publication produced by The JAG School and can serve as a helpful reference guide for commanders in the field, providing general guidance to help clarify issues and identify potential problem areas.

 

Legal Assistance

Airmen, retirees and their dependents are eligible to receive legal advice about a wide range of issues including divorce, child custody, landlord-tenant disputes, SCRA and consumer affairs. Call our office to schedule an appointment for Legal Assistance. Call (228) 376-8601 if you have any questions. (Our legal professionals cannot provide legal advice over the phone).

Click here for helpful information about many legal assistance topics.

Other helpful Legal Assistance links:

http://www.mslegalservices.org

Wills: Our JAGs can provide simple wills, living wills and medical powers of attorney to those eligible for legal assistance. Go to https://aflegalassistance.law.af.mil to fill out your estate information and call our office to schedule an appointment. Wills appointments and legal assistance are scheduled from Tuesdays 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. and Thursdays 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Call (228)376-8601 to set up an appointment.

 

Claims

Household Goods Claim: The Air Force Claims Service Center in Kettering, Ohio now processes household goods shipments, personal property and vehicle damage claims for Airmen and civilian employees worldwide. To file a claim online, please visit the Air Force Claims Center.

Tort Claims: Contact our legal office at (228) 376-8601 for those claims arising when a military member or Defense Department civilian could be fault.

 

Tax Center Closure

Unfortunately, we will not be assisting with tax preparation this year. We realize that future tax preparation may result in a cost to you.

Active Duty:

Free tax software for AD military at Military One Source https://www.militaryonesource.mil

Gulfport VITA Center: The nearest VITA site for free tax preparation is at 11309 Old Highway 49, Gulfport, MS 39503. Phone number 844-545-5640 (annual income must be less than $56,000)

Volunteers should contact Lee Ann Kendrick, M.Ed., Director Adult & Community Services, Jackson County Civic Action Committee. Office: 228-769-3349; lkendrick@jccivicaction.org

 

Special Victims Counsel

 The SVC program provides a seasoned trial attorney (JAG) to confidentially advise sexual assault victims and help navigate the criminal justice system. SVCs are available to those who have made both restricted and unrestricted reports. The SVC office is located at 613 Hangar Road Dolan Hall, Room 155 Keesler AFB, MS, 39534, and can be reached at (228) 376-8632.

 

Victim & Witness Assistance

The Victim and Witness Assistance Program (VWAP) applies in all cases in which military criminal conduct adversely affects victims or witnesses of crimes under military law (the Uniform Code of Military Justice). A legal professional can provide information about resources a victim or witness can utilize with regard to their role as a victim or witness. To schedule an appointment with the VWAP coordinator, call (228) 376-8601.

 

Area Defense Counsel

Area Defense Counsel: The ADC's prime responsibility is to vigorously and ethically represent clients during adverse military actions such as:

- Courts-martial and Article 32 hearings

- Article 15 actions

- Administrative discharge and Demotion actions; LORs and LOCs

- Any other adverse actions in which counsel for an individual is required or authorized.

The ADC office is located at the Sablich Center; members can receive confidential legal advice outside the chain of command. 

Call (228) 376-8600 for more information.

 

Discipline Corner

Latest Edition: July - Aug 2019

2016-2018 Editions
 

 

Dragon Legal Digest

Latest Edition: September 2018

2016-2018 Editions

 

Contact Information

500 Fisher Street, Suite 227
Keesler Air Force Base, Miss.
(2nd Floor of the Sablich Center)
(228) 376-8601

Hours:

Notaries/POAs/Tax-Exempt Forms:

Mon - Fri - 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Legal Assistance:

Walk-In Hours
Tues - 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Thur - 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Retiree Appointments:

Legal Assistance & Wills
(Please call to schedule an appointment, walk-ins are no longer accepted)
Tues - 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Thur - 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Legal Office closed every third Thursday of the month.

 

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Helpful Links

Disclaimer: The appearance of hyperlinks does not constitute endorsement by the 81st Training Wing, the United States Air Force, or the Department of Defense of the external Web site, or the information, products, or services contained therein.

Air Force Legal Assistance

Mississippi Legal Services

Air Force Trial Docket

Manual For Courts-Martial

Military Commander and The Law (2017)

Air Force Claims Center

Naturalization Application

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

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