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.
The Offutt AFB Law Center provides legal services to all active duty personnel, military dependents, retirees, members of the Guard and Reserve on active duty orders.
Active Duty Members & Dependents: Legal Assistance is available on a Walk-In basis Tuesday mornings from 9 - 11 a.m. For creation of Wills, Living Wills, and similar documents, please call (402) 294-3733 (DSN 271-3733) for an appointment.
Guard and Reserve: Call (402) 294-3733 (DSN 271-3733) prior to going to the legal office to check your eligibility for legal assistance, notaries and powers of attorney. Some services may only be available on Title 10 orders only.
Retirees & Dependents: Legal Assistance is available on a Walk-In basis Tuesday mornings from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Additionally, some appointments are available for retirees and dependents to receive wills and other legal assistance. Please call the law center at (402) 294-3733 (DSN 271-3733) for information and available appointments. (Retirees and dependents are welcome during walk-in hours for notary and Powers of Attorney services).
Notary & Power of Attorney Services (walk-in)
For Powers of Attorney, please visit this website and complete the form prior to going to the legal office: https://aflegalassistance.law.af.mil/
Legal Assistance and Wills
AD and Deployers, by appointment only, please call (402) 294-3733 (DSN 294-3733) For Wills, please visit this website and complete the form prior to calling for an appointment: https://aflegalassistance.law.af.mil/
Legal Assistance is provided in a wide range of areas including:
· Family Law Issues
· Wills & Living Wills*
· Special Needs Children Issues
· Landlord - Tenant Issues
· Identity Theft / Financial Fraud
· Debt Collection
· Immigration and U.S. Citizenship
· USERRA Rights for Guard/Reserve
JAG Legal Assistance services are not limited to these areas. If you have a question regarding a topic not listed, contact our office at (402) 294-3733 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.
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).
Click on Smooth Move information regarding full replacement value of household goods damaged during a move and information regarding damage to personally owned vehicles. If you require additional assistance, contact the legal office at (402) 294-2348.
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.
For the Offutt Home Page – Legal Office – Tax 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 and quality review sheet.
This year there are items considered 'Out of Scope for Offutt VITA' and will not be handled for the 2017 Tax Year / 2018 Tax Season. For a list of Out of Scope items, click here. We are mandated by the IRS to perform 100% photo ID and Social Security Card Check for all taxpayers. We will accept a copy of the Social Security Cards for everyone on the tax return. Please bring your 2016 tax return with you to your tax appointment. We will not begin the return without all the documents required. We are limiting the types of returns we prepare and those we can serve in 2018.
- 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.
The Military Justice Counsel provides guidance to commanders on nonjudicial punishment proceedings and courts-martial. Call (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 271-3939.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Offutt Phone Directory
711 Nelson Drive, Ste 118
Offutt AFB, NE 68113
Location: Building 302A
Hours: M - TH, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
F - 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Tuesday Legal Assistance Walk-ins: 9 - 10 a.m.
The Offutt Legal Office will be closed on Friday, Oct. 26.
The Offutt Legal Office will be closed every 3rd Friday of each month for training purposes.
The Offutt Legal Office will be closed on all ACC Down days and all Federal Holidays.
You can also visit https://aflegalassistance.law.af.mil
Living Will & Durable Power of Attorney Worksheet
Last will and testament Information
Will Questionnaire (Fillable)
Divorce and Military Benefits
Credit and Divorce
Direct Retirement Pay to Former Spouse
Fair Debt Collection
Fair Credit Repohrting Act
Fair Credit Billing
Hatch Act Information
Lemon Law (Nebraska)
Vehicle Registration and Driver's License
Small Claims Court (Nebraska)
Changing State of Domicile
Service Member's Civil Relief Act