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).
The Keesler Legal Office is providing services to Active Duty, Reservists and Air National Guard members on Title 10 and their dependents only at this time.
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Wills appointments and legal assistance appointments can be made by calling (228) 376-8601
Pursuant to the current Public Health Emergency Order (PHEO), *ALL* clients regardless of vaccination status, will be required to wear a mask in the office. We appreciate your cooperation!
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.
Unfortunately, we will not be assisting with tax preparation this year. We realize that future tax preparation may result in a cost to you.
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; firstname.lastname@example.org
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: 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.
Located in the Sablich Center, 500 Fisher St, Room 243
Call (228) 376-8600 for more information.
MLC investigate, settle and provide litigation support for all medical malpractice claims filed against the Air Force. They also provide guidance to both the legal and medical fields on policy issues involving patient privacy, training agreements, medical ethics, the regulation of physicians and other medical law issues.
The MLC office is located at the Medical Group building. 301 Fisher St., room 5B137 Keesler AFB, MS, 39534.
Helpful Military Justice links:
Air Force Trial Docket
Manual for Courts-Martial
The Military Commander and the Law (2019) 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.
Visit your country tax assessor office directly to receive tax exemption for your vehicle tags and registration. Harrison and Jackson County Offices will require: 1. Most recent LES 2. Military orders 3. Military ID. For military member dependents in addition you must bring DD Form 2058.
If you have any general questions regarding how to get a refund please call your local tax assessor's office. Biloxi Tax Assessor at (228)435-8241; Gulfport Tax Assessor at (228)865-4040; Jackson County Office at (228)872-8178
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