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The 11th Wing Legal office provides on-time and on-target legal services to individuals and organizations, fostering mission-focus and a disciplined force to enable the 11th Wing's mission.


tabLegal Assistance  
The Legal Office provides free legal assistance on personal civil legal matters to eligible beneficiaries, including active duty or retired military members and their dependents. Examples of personal civil legal matters include: adoption, dependent care, financial responsibility, domestic relations, Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA), veterans reemployment rights, landlord-tenant, and casualty affairs. The highest priority is given to Air Force personnel who need mobilization- or deployment-related legal assistance.

Legal assistance attorneys can provide legal advice, conduct general review of documents, draft and send correspondence on the behalf of clients, and assist clients in preparing forms. Legal assistance attorneys cannot, however, represent clients in any court or administrative proceedings or draft or file legal documents with any court.

Legal Assistance
Legal assistance is by appointment only. Those wishing to meet with an attorney should call the front desk at 240-612-5750 to set up an appointment. Active duty personnel can show up for walk-in legal assistance
from 1-2 p.m. every Tuesday.
.

Wills and Advance Medical Directives
Legal assistance attorneys can prepare wills and advance medical directives, including living wills and medical powers of attorney. Will appointments will be held on Thursday morning only. Appointment times
are 9, 10, and 11 a.m. Will execution times will be held on Thursday
afternoons at 1 and 2 p.m.. These times are by appointment only and those wishing to update their wills should call 240-612-5750 to set up an
appointment.

If you are deploying, the Legal Office  will attempt to accommodate you outside of these hours.

To schedule an appointment, please call 240-612-5750. Before your appointment, please visit: https://aflegalassistance.law.af.mil and complete the online legal worksheet.

Powers of Attorney and Notary Services
The Legal Office can prepare general and special powers of attorney and provide notary services Monday through Friday, from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. On Wednesdays, the office is closed from 12:40 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

The Air Force Legal Assistance Website
Please visit https://aflegalassistance.law.af.mil to find information on various legal assistance topics.
tabTax Services  
Tax Center

The Legal Office operates a free tax clinic from early February to mid-April. During the 2014 tax season, we offer two different options to assist our customers with tax returns.
 
Active-duty military members and/or their dependents may come to room 2550 of the Jones Building every Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. during tax season to prepare their own tax returns for free.

Our legal office will have volunteers present to answer questions you may have, but we do not prepare the tax return.

Please note: you must have a CAC with access to the JBA network in order to complete your tax return in person.

You also may visit one of these website to complete your tax return: http://myfreetaxes.com/11WGJointBaseAndrewsAFB or www.militaryonesource.mil


tabClaims  
The Legal Office processes claims both for and against the Air Force arising out of incidents occurring on Joint Base Andrews and throughout the National Capital Region. To file a claim with our office, please call
240-612-5787.

For household goods issues, please contact the Air Force Claims Service Center at 1-877-754-1212, or please visit https://claims.jag.af.mil/.

tabMilitary Justice  
The Legal Office provides legal advice on a full range of disciplinary matters to the wing commander, as well as to subordinate units and partner commands under the worldwide mission. We enable commanders to uphold good order and discipline through the efficient and equitable administration of military justice, ranging from administrative actions to general courts-martial.  Air Force members can schedule an appointment by calling 240-612-5750.


The Area Defense Counsel provides individual Air Force members independent legal representation. Airmen facing adverse administrative actions or who are suspected of committing an offense under the Uniform Code of Military Justice can receive confidential legal advice outside of the AFDW chain of command.  Air Force members can schedule an appointment by calling 240-857-6624.

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tabVictim/ Witness Assistance Program  
The Victim and Witness Assistance Program (VWAP), is a Commander-directed program that is supported by the Staff Judge Advocate Office. The VWAP Program provides guidance for the treatment of victims and witnesses of crime under the UCMJ. Using a multi-disciplinary approach, the Program ensures that victims and witnesses receive the information and assistance they deserve.

Call 240-612-5433 to schedule an appointment with our VWAP coordinator.

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tabLegal Office
11th Wing Judge Advocate
1500 West Perimeter Road
Suite 2110
Joint Base Andrews, MD 20762
240-612-5750

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tabPublic Affairs Office
11th Wing Public Affairs
William A. Jones III Building
1500 West Perimeter Road
Room 2330
Joint Base Andrews, Md. 20762

Base Operator              301-981-1110
Public Affairs Office     240-612-4428
Photo Studio                  240-612-4430
Broadcasting                240-612-4431

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