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.
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 provided Monday through Wednesday and Friday each week by appointment only. Walk-in hour is from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesdays for active-duty personnel and spouses only.
Wills and Advance Medical Directives
Legal assistance attorneys can prepare wills and advance medical directives, including living wills and medical powers of attorney. These legal services are provided on Tuesdays and Thursdays by appointment only. Tuesday appointments are for active-duty personnel and their spouses (accompanied by active-duty member) by appointment only. Will execution ceremonies take place on Thursdays at 1 p.m. and 2 p.m.
If you are deploying, the Legal Office will attempt to accommodate you outside of these hours.
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 4:30 p.m. On Wednesdays, the office is closed from 12:40 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
The Legal Office operates a free tax clinic from early February to mid-April, preparing and filing federal and state tax returns for eligible persons. Assistance is provided by appointment only Monday through Friday. To schedule an appointment, please call (240) 612-5750.
The tax clinic is run by volunteers who receive training by IRS personnel. The Legal Office begins recruiting volunteers at the end of November.
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
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/.
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.
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 240-612-5750.
Victim/ 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.
Please call (240) 612-5433 to schedule an appointment with our VWAP coordinator.
11th Wing Judge Advocate
1500 West Perimeter Road
Joint Base Andrews, MD 20762
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