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 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
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 4:00 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 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/.
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.
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.
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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