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MISSION: "To provide quality legal services and training to preserve the good order, discipline and morale of our combat and support forces."

The Law Center provides professional legal support and advice to command and other staff agencies on a variety of issues including military justice, contracts, labor, environmental and operations law. We also provide legal advice and assistance on personal and civil matters to military members, retirees and their family members.

The Offutt AFB Law Center is supported by military attorneys, paralegals and civilians. Using this Web site is not a substitute for consulting with an attorney about a specific legal problem you may have.
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Eligibility

The Offutt AFB Law Center provides legal services to all active duty personnel, military dependents, retirees, members of the Guard (Title 10 status only), and Reserve members on active duty orders.

Legal Assistance Call 294-3732 (DSN 271-3732) for an appointment.

The Offutt AFB Law Center can provide legal advice to eligible individuals on a wide range of areas including:
 
  • Notary Services (Walk-in / M - F / 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.)
  • Powers of Attorney (Walk-in / M - F / 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.)*
  • Wills & Living Wills*
  • Family Law Issues
  • Special Needs Children Issues
  • Landlord - Tenant Issues
  • Identity Theft / Financial Fraud
  • Debt Collection
  • Immigration and U.S. Citizenship
  • Bankruptcy
  • USERRA Rights for Guard/Reserve
*For Wills and Powers of Attorney, complete worksheet here and bring ticket # to the Law Center.*

JAG Legal Assistance services are not limited to these areas. If you have a question regarding a topic not listed, contact our office at 294-3732 to see if we can be of assistance.

Limitations on Legal Assistance
Legal Assistance JAGs cannot represent you in court or in administrative proceedings. We cannot provide assistance in the following areas: Issues involving personal commercial enterprises; Law of Armed Conflict issues; Official matters in which the U.S. Air Force has an interest or is involved in the final outcome; criminal matters; or questions regarding the USAF Standards of Conduct.

Criminal Assistance
Contact the Area Defense Counsel at (402) 294-3939 or DSN 271-3939 if you have questions regarding criminal issues under the Uniform Code of Military Justice or state / federal criminal law, or questions regarding Air Force Standards of Conduct and unprofessional relationships

PCS Related Household Goods Claims
The DD Form 1840 / 1840R (pink form) must be submitted to the carrier within 70 days after delivery of a household goods shipment. This process can now be done online at https://claims.jag.af.mil. The online process only applies to Air Force sponsored moves. Members unable to file online may bring their pink forms to the claims office M - Th / 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Questions regarding the new process may be addressed to the Air Force Claims Service Center at 1-877-754-1212 (24 / 7 customer service line).

Smooth Move information regarding full replacement value of household goods damaged during a move can be viewed here. Information regarding damage to personally owned vehicles can be viewed here.

If you require additional assistance, please contact the legal office at 294-2348.
 
tabMilitary Justice Division 
The Military Justice Division provides guidance to commanders on nonjudicial punishment proceedings and courts-martial. Contact (402) 294-2358 or DSN 271-2358 for assistance.

The Area Defense Counsel (ADC) program provides independent legal representation to military members suspected of an offense or facing adverse administrative actions. Contact the ADC at (402) 294-3939 or
DSN 271-3939.
tabOperations Law 
The Operations Law Division generally refers to legal rules applicable in actual military operations. It is normally defined as that body of domestic, foreign and international law that impacts the activities of U. S. Armed Forces in war and operations other than war.

Commanders must ensure their personnel are trained to comply with the Law of Armed Conflict (LOAC). All military personnel must accomplish this training every 20 months. 

For more information, contact the Operations Law Division at (402) 294- 3732.
tabJAG Recruiting Information 
Discover the possibilities of becoming an Air Force Judge Advocate. Each year, approximately 100-120 attorneys are selected as Air Force Judge Advocates through several different accession programs. 

JAG Recruiting Information

Interested in becoming an Active Duty or Reserve Paralegal for the Air Force? Contact the Law Office Superintendent at 55wg.channel@offutt.af.mil for details.
tabVictim Witness Assistance Program (VWAP) 
The Offutt AFB VWAP coordinator can be reached at (402) 232-2348

Offutt AFB Sexual Assault Prevention & Response Office (SAPRO)
The Department of Defense does not tolerate sexual assault and has implemented a comprehensive policy that reinforces a culture of prevention, response and accountability that ensures the safety, dignity and well-being of all members of the U.S. Armed Forces.

The Sexual Assault Response Coordinator (SARC) can be reached at (402) 232-9999.
Additional information may be obtained by contacting the following hotlines:
The National Domestic Violence Hotline is 1-800-799-SAFE.

The National Sexual Assault Hotline is 1-800-656-HOPE.
tabTax Center 
For information or appointments, please call (402) 294-3759 or DSN 271-3759.

Click here for a list of items to bring with you to your tax appointment.

Click here for the Intake/Interview & Quality Review Sheet.

This year there are items consitered 'Out of Scope for Offutt VITA' and will not be handled for the 2013 Tax Year / 2014 Tax Season. For a list of items, click here.  The IRS has mandated a 100% photo ID and 100% Social Security Card check for all taxpayers. Social Security cards will also be required for all dependents listed on the tax return. We will not begin the tax return without both taxpayer and spouse present to show photo ID.

- Spouses with a Power of Attorney (POA) can start the return process without the other spouse present. Social Security Cards are still required for each individual listed on the tax return.

- Parents with a Power of Attorney may file returns for Dependent children, but the Social Security Card is still required.  Any questions or concerns, please call 294-3759.

Additional information can be found at the Air Force Legal Assistance website

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tabAddress

55 WG/JA
711 Nelson Drive, Ste 118
Offutt AFB, NE 68113

tabLocation/Hours

Location: Building 302A
Hours: M - F 
8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Or visit
https://aflegalassistance.law.af.mil

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